Arrive JRO or Arusha, transfer to Palace Hotel for overnight. Bed/breakfast. Meet your mountain guide for briefing.
Transfer to Machame gate to start the climb. Climb through rain forest for 5 – 6 hours with picnic lunch to Machame Hut 3,000m for dinner and overnight camping.
Rise early and climb a steep ridge for 3 – 4 hours. The path then drops Into a river gorge before climbing more gently for another 3 – 4 hours onto The moorland of the Shira Plateau.
There is a 5 – 6 hours walk through high altitude desert and glacial valleys To the base of the Barranco wall. After picnic lunch continue up the wall and then through more more valleys for about 3 hours to Karanga Valley. Dinner and overnight camping at Karanga Valley 4,100m.
This is a slow day. Climb through valleys for about 4 hours to Barafu hut 4,600m fullboard camping.
Rise shortly after midnight and climb for about 6 – 7 hours to Stella Point 5,755m on the crater rim and watch dawn break over a hot cup of tea. Continue round the rim for another 1 – 2 hours to Uhuru Peak at 5,895m. Descend to Barafu for lunch, then descend further to Mweka hut 3,000m for dinner and overnight camping.
Descend to Mweka gate arriving around noon with picnic lunch. Transfer to Arusha or Moshi with use of day room. Evening transfer to the airport for flight home or wait to start a safari as the case may be.