Day 1: Arrival day
You will meet Eastland Adventures representative who will drive you from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your hotel in Moshi to rest for a while and later meet your guide for gear checking and briefing about the mountain. Furthermore, the guide will go through the group camping gear and demonstrate the use and operation of all equipment especially emergency oxygen cylinder and pulse oximeter, your guide also will explain signs and symptoms of various mountain sicknesses which might happen while trekking.
Day 2: Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp, 2,650 meters
After breakfast in the morning, you will drive approximately for 2 to 3 hours to the Londorosi gate where you will do registration and get entrance permit then you will drive again for 1 hour to Lemosho starting point where you will get off from the jeep and stop for picnic lunch. After lunch, you will meet all the crews including rest of the guides, cooks, and porters and your hike will start through crossing rain forest for about 2 to 3 hours to cover the distance of 7 kilometers to Mti Mkubwa camp. On the way, you will see a lot of beautiful flowers like impatiens Kilimanjaro and if you are lucky you might see black and white colobus monkeys and other forest wildlife.
Day 3: Hike to Shira Camp 1, 3,610 meters
Today, it will be one of your beautiful hikes for about 6 to 7 hours including lunch stop to cover distance of 7 kilometers and after 2 hours walk, you will be in the moorland zone on the west side of the Shira plateaus where you will be able to see old lava flows and you will enjoy the sun and walk slowly to get more breaks to acclimatize until you arrive at the camp for overnight rest.
Day 4: Hike to Moir Hut, 4,200 meters
Today, you will hike for about 4 to 6 hours to cover the distance of 9 kilometers, you will also cross the middle of Shira plateau, a world heritage site as your picnic lunch at fishers point. After lunch, you will walk for 1 to 2 hours hiking through moorland zone and arriving in the beautiful overnight camp located at the base of a massive lava flow.
Day 5: Hike to Baranco Camp, 3,940 meters
Today, you will keep walking in Alpine desert for 9 kilometers for about 6 to 8 hours. You will start by climbing over steep hills and very few rocks, then steady uphill climb to the lava tower(150 meters high volcanic plug that just outside of the mountain) and stop for lunch around noon. From this point, some people might start to feel a mild headache due to the altitude change. From lava tower, you will descend for about 2 hours through dust and rock trail to have overnight rest at Baranco Camp.
Day 6: Hike to Karanga Camp, 3,995 meters
Today is a short day for 4 to 6 hours to cover the distance of 6 kilometers and you will start by scrambling up the great Baranco wall for about 1 to 2 hours. In this wall, some section will be steep forcing you to use hands to reach and maneuver yourself around rock boulders like rock climbing, though it is not as challenging as rock climbing. At the top of the wall, you can see Baranco valley and the campsite where you spent the night before. You will also walk up and down to Karanga valley which is the last water point on the mountain and on top of the ridge, it will be your campsite where you will have hot lunch and overnight stay.
Day 7: Hike to Barafu Camp, 4,673 meters
Today, you will have another walking of 4 kilometers for 3 to 5 hours in steep uphill with a lot of boulders and shattered rock crossing an upper Alpine desert. You will go through a steep ridge until you reach a rocky section which is more scrambling for about an hour and a half. Your next camp will be on a large rocky area with steep faces and you will have earlier dinner and sleep earlier because you will have to wake up in the middle of the night for the summit.
Day 8: Summit to Uhuru (5,895 meters) and descend to Mweka hut
You will wake up around 11:00 and have some tea and snacks that will warm you for the summit. You will start your summit around midnight by start it with steep rocks for about 2 to 3 hours and then you will start crossing zigzag area and keep moving to crater rim and finally Stella point 5,756 meters on around 06:00. At Stella point, you will meet with other hikers from other route and join them heading to Uhuru peak and you will be able to see the sunrise on your way or at the summit. Once you arrive at the summit, you will stay for 10 to 15 minutes for pictures and sightseeing and descend down via the same trail for about 3 hours to Barafu Camp for rest, brunch, and descend to Mweka Hut.
Day 9: Descend from Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate, 1,640 meters
Today after breakfast, you will meet your Eastland Adventures Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro's songs. Afterward, you will start descending down via rain forest for about 3 to 4 hours to cover the distance of 10 kilometers.
Day 10: Drive you back to Kilimanjaro international Airport for departures.