WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Your journey will begin in the town of Moshi which lies on the lower southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The town is small but has all the facilities you may need to help make any last minute preparations for your trek.
Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world and is part of the Great Rift Valley, a volcanic system that dominates the east African landscape. Kilimanjaro National Park is made up of a series of 3 volcanoes, Uhuru Peak is the highest point on Kibo volcano and this is your target. You will trek with your group over 5 days reaching the peak on day 5 where you will enjoy a sunrise at 5895m above sea level!
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Day 1: Moshi
Arrive and settle into your accommodation, free time is available for any last minute supplies for your trek. You will also be given a pre-trek briefing at our volunteer base.
Day 2: Moshi to Mandara Hut – 2743m
An early morning start today to begin your trek through the lush rainforest landscape that characterises the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut – 3760m
Today your journey will take you through a dramatic change in landscape, from lush green rainforest to dramatically baron volcanic moorland.
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut – 4730m
This is the last day before you try for the summit. You will trek over what is known as ‘the saddle’, a 5km wide flat area between two of Kilimanjaro’s peaks.
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak – 5895m and descent to Horombo Hut
Your day will begin long before sunrise as you attempt to summit. Once at the highest point in Africa you will have time for plenty of photos and to watch the sunrise over Kenya and Tanzania below before a rapid descent to Horombo Hut.
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Moshi
The last day of your trek will see you safely back in Moshi to relax and recover from your journey and celebrate your amazing achievement.