Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Springland hotel/alternative Hotel for overnight - bed & breakfast.
Drive to Umbwe Gate (1800m), from where a forestry track leads through natural rain forest to a narrow and steep forested ridge and the campsite by some rock overhangs at 2940m.
5-6 hours walk along a spectacular ridge with superb views of the icy breach wall above and the great Barranco Gorge below. The campsite is near to Barranco Hut (3940m)
Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco and then traverse over screes and ridges to the Karanga Valley campsite (3 hours, 4000m), beneath the icefalls of the Southern glaciers.
3 hours ascend to a campsite by the Barafu Hut, an airy location with little vegetation (4600m)
Start just after midnight for the ascent of the screes leading to Stella Point (6 hours, 5725m). From there further 40 minutes to Uhuru Peak.
Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to the camp at Mweka Hut at 3100m (11-14 hours total walking time). Those who still have energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern ice fields.
A 3-4 hours descent through beautiful forests back to the Park Gate. Drive back to Springland Hotel (bed and breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for Flight back home.
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