Dec 26 — 27th
Fly to Tanzania, then transfer to Moshi — the gateway to Kilimanjaro National Park. The afternoon is free to relax and prepare for the challenge ahead.
The experience begins as we start to trek up the lower slopes of the mountain, through thick rainforest to reach Machame Camp.
Leaving the rainforest we will ascend over moorland valley and onto some rugged terrain as we head through a dramatic river gorge!
Today we embark on the first of our acclimatisation treks, hiking across semi-desert terrain, past a lava tower and up to the impressive Arrow Glacier.
We continue with our acclimatisation as we trek through alpine desert to our camp in Barafu Camp. The afternoon is free to relax and adjust to the altitude.
New Years Day — The Final Ascent!
Setting off in the dark, we start our zigzagging ascent to the summit in the dark, between glaciers and heavy scree. We see the first sun of New Year at Stella Point, before pushing on, maybe through snow, until we reach the summit and the highest point in Africa.
An incredible achievement and a spectacular start to the year! We then head down to Mweka camp for our last night on the mountain.
A gentle descent takes up down the mountain in 4 hours, when we transfer back to Moshi to relax and celebrate!
Enjoy some free time in Moshi before we take an overnight flight back to London, or extend your trip to visit ActionAid’s work in Tanzania.
What’s included in my trip?
- International flights
- Meals and drinking water
- First aid trained team leader
- Entry permit to National Park
- Transport within Tanzania
- Camping equipment, guides and porters
What’s not included
You’ll need to organise some items yourself, and pay for a few things during your time in Tanzania. These include: