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Porter on Mount Kilimanjaro//David Coleman
Lava Tower Camp//Ryan and Monica Scott

Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Hut Camp
A short drive brings us to the Machame trailhead (~5,700’). After the climbers and crew have checked in with the park rangers, we will hike up through the montane forests, winding up the mossy jungle, making our way to Machame Hut camp.
Hiking: 6-8 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~9,900'

Day 2: Shira Plateau
After breakfast, our hike continues through the forest. We will take our time, soaking in the scenery as we make our way through the moorlands. We will be treated to spectacular views of Kibo peak.
Hiking: 6-7 hours
Overnight Altitude: ~12,500'

Day 3: Barranco Camp
Today is a long day but lots of acclimatization as you climb high, sleep low. We will take an acclimatization hike to Lava Tower (~15,000’) for lunch, before descending to the Barranco valley. For those who have energy, and if time and weather permit, there’s the possibility to scramble up the Lava Tower itself. The scenery is amazing today, passing through different zones of the mountain.
Hiking: 6-8 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~13,500'

Day 4: Karanga Camp
Today you’ll continue to acclimatize and let your body adjust to these higher altitudes, in preparation for your upcoming summit push. Climb the steep Barranco Wall and then go up and down several ridges and valleys before arriving at Karanga camp. There will likely be time for an acclimatization hike in the afternoon.
Hiking: 4-5 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~13,500'

Day 5: Barafu Camp
Today you’ll continue your circuit and arrive at your final camp before the summit (Barafu camp). Some ups and downs along ridges and valleys along the way. You’ll have an early supper, sleep for a few hours, and then arise at about 11:00 PM to start tomorrow’s summit ascent.
Hiking: 3-4 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~15,100'

Day 6: Summit and Mweka Camp
Start hiking at around midnight, using your headlamps to lead the way slowly up to Stella Point and then the summit. Due to the altitude, you will hike slowly, and will need to dress warmly for the cold. After celebrating with photos at the summit, descend down to Mweka camp.
Hiking: 6-7 hours ascent to the summit, then 6-9 hours of descent
Summit:  ~19,341'
Overnight Altitude:  ~10,500'

Day 7: Mweka Park Gate (~5,000’) to Arusha
We make the final descent through the rain forest to Mweka Gate. Here we will have lunch and say goodbye to our mountain crew before leaving Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Drive back to Arusha for a hot shower and a celebratory dinner.
Hiking: 3-5 hours

Pricing

7 Days / 6 Nights from $2,530 USD

Departure Dates

September 4, 2017
September 11, 2017
September 18, 2017
September 25, 2017
October 2, 2017
October 16, 2017
October 23, 2017
October 30, 2017
November 6, 2017
November 13, 2017
November 20, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 4, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 18, 2017
January 1, 2017
January 8, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 22, 2018
January 29, 2018
February 5, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 5, 2018
March 12, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 26, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 23, 2018
April 30, 2018
May 7, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 28, 2018
June 4, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 18, 2018
June 25, 2018
July 2, 2018
July 9, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 30, 2018
August 6, 2018
August 13, 2018
August 20, 2018
August 27, 2018
September 3, 2018
September 10, 2018
September 17, 2018
September 24, 2018
October 1, 2018
October 8, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 22, 2018
October 29, 2018
November 5, 2018
November 12, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 26, 2018
December 3, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 17, 2018
December 24, 2018
December 31, 2018

Notes

Departure dates are for open/public group trips.  Private climbs are available on any route, any start date (private climb prices vary by group size).  Please note this schedule is subject to change at any time up until any date/route has climbers on it who have confirmed with deposits.
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