Day 1 – Departure from Nairobi to Arusha by bus to arrive at East African Suites, where we will have some briefing on the climb. Bed and breakfast.
Day 2 – After breakfast, transfer to the gate of the park in Machame. The first stretch of the ascent goes through mountain forest as far as Machame camp at 300m high. (5-7 hours) Night.
Day 3 – We will climb up steep crests and high plateaux as far as Shira Plateau at 3,000m (5-7 hours), night at camp.
Day 4 – We will cross a wide valley towards Kibo and go up slopes until we reach Barranco Camp at 3,900 m. 5-7 hour hike. Night
Day 5 – We will cross the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley, climb Barranco wall as far as Karanga river, which is the last water spot in this route. Steep climb on rock blocks as far as Barafu at 4,600 m (8-9 hours). Night.
Day 6 – Climb towards Africa’s summit at 5896m. It will take us 7 or 8 hours. Then, we will descend via Barafu Camp, through the forest as far as Mweka Camp at 4,600m (a 6 or 7 hour hike). Night.
Day 7 – From Mweka, we will start an easy hike towards Mweka Wildlife College (3-4 hours), where our cars will collect us to take us to East African Suites in Arusha. Dinner and night. Next day, after breakfast, we will either continue with our safari or return to Nairobi by bus in order to take the return flight home.