This is the second most popular route, and it is considered the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds of vegetation found along the route make it the most sceneric route. For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha, Planet Lodge.
Breakfast, drive from your hotel in Moshi/Arusha to Machame gate (about 45min.). After about an hour of registration and park fees payments, start climbing along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path follows to the Machame Camp (9,900ft), B, L ,D.
Breakfast, ascending through the forest, steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira Camp (12,600ft).
The distance is about 5-6 hours, B, L ,D.
After breakfast, we will ascend to Lava tower (15,180ft) with lunch on the way to Baranco, then descend slowly to Baranco Camp (12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L ,D.
After breakfast, we leave Baranco hut for Barafu hut (14,910ft). We will pass through the last water drop at Karanga valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu Camp, B, L, D.
Wake up at midnight, and after a small snack, start ascending to Uhuru Peak through the Stella point (18,640ft), then after reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka Camp (10,010ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L, D
After breakfast, we will head down to Mweka gate with lunch packet, and the waiting vehicle will take you to Planet Lodge. B.L.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight, or proceed with the safari with us!