Ultimate 10-Day Kilimanjaro Circuit Expedition
Embark on an exhilarating 10-day adventure to explore the awe-inspiring Kilimanjaro Grand Circuit. This comprehensive route takes you on a circumnavigation of Mount Kilimanjaro, providing a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of this majestic peak from all angles. From lush forests to vast savannahs, from challenging terrain to peaceful valleys, this expedition offers an immersive journey into the heart of Africa’s natural beauty.
Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Moshi
Commence your Kilimanjaro journey with a warm reception in Moshi, the gateway to the mountain. Settle into your accommodations and meet your seasoned guides who will be with you throughout the expedition. Take this opportunity to unwind and prepare for the upcoming days.
Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Begin your trek by moving from the Machame Gate to Machame Camp. Delight in the lush rainforests, teeming with unique flora and fauna. Along the trail, catch glimpses of captivating waterfalls and distant views of Mount Meru.
Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Continue your ascent, transitioning from Machame Camp to the picturesque Shira Camp. Crossing the Shira Plateau, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic vistas of the surrounding terrain and Kilimanjaro’s imposing glaciers.
Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower
Challenge yourself with the hike from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp, passing through the iconic Lava Tower. Admire the dramatic shift in the landscape, from alpine meadows to rocky terrains. Barranco Valley provides a serene and scenic setting for rest and rejuvenation.
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Continue your adventure by traversing the Barranco Wall, an exhilarating and demanding ascent. Take in the awe-inspiring views of Kilimanjaro’s southern glaciers before descending into the Karanga Valley. The campsite here offers stunning sunset views and an opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude.
Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Move forward toward Barafu Camp, the base camp for your summit attempt. As you hike through barren landscapes, marvel at the grandeur of Kilimanjaro and the distant glaciers. Enjoy a restful evening before the final push to the summit.
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit and Mweka Camp
Rise before daybreak and initiate your ascent to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point. Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from the summit and savor the achievement of reaching such remarkable heights. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.
Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Complete your descent through the lush rainforests and vibrant flora as you journey to the Mweka Gate. Celebrate the success of your adventure and bid farewell to the mountain.
Day 9: Optional Safari Experience
Extend your African journey with an optional safari adventure in nearby national parks. Encounter Tanzania’s captivating wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and zebras. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the savannah and create enduring memories.
Day 10: Departure from Moshi
As your 10-day Kilimanjaro Grand Circuit Expedition concludes, depart from Moshi with a sense of accomplishment and a rekindled appreciation for the wonders of nature.
End of Trekking
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Park fees and permits
- Professional mountain guides and porters
- Meals during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance.