– Last Updated on: 5th June 2018


Day 3: New Shira Camp (3,845 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Photo: Arno Snellenberg

“If you’re feeling fine when you reach Lava Tower, you’ll feel fine at base camp, which is a good indicator for making it to the top”, your guides will tell you about today’s leg. No pressure.

Arriving at camp each afternoon is a great achievement in itself. In the often hectic and complex world that we live in, setting one foot in front of the other is a refreshingly straight-forward task you can focus all your energy on.

Barranco Camp is probably the most beautiful camp on the mountain. The majestic Kibo on the one side and the town of Moshi on Kili’s foot slopes on the other.


Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Barranco Wall – there is no turning back, just going forward. You realise: you’re all in this together, everyone around you has the same goal. And there are no shortcuts, for no one.


Day 5: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

Summit night can be one of the longest nights in your life. After hours and hours of walking in the dark, the rising sun is soothing and energising at the same time.

You may cry for happiness, be still in awe or simply battling not to fall asleep – you made it to the top, you made it to Uhuru Peak, the highest peak in Africa.

A long day still lies ahead of you when you arrive back at base camp. A quick nap and off you go, down the mountain via Mweka Route.


Day 6: Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha

Photo: Arno Snellenberg

One last time, one last look at the mighty mountain, before the mountain forest embraces you, on your way back to the gate.

We’ll take you to the Roof of Africa and see if you can catch your breath. Let’s go!