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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Part – 2

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DAY 6: BUFFALO CAMP โ€“ THIRD CAVE CAMP
This day begins with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Pofu Camp where lunch is usually served. The route then continues east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before and by now you should be feeling well acclimatized to the altitude. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.

Distance: 8km/5miles,
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours,
Elevation: 13,200 ft to 12700 ft
Habitat: Heath

DAY 7: THIRD CAVE CAMP โ€“ SKULL HUT CAMP
This day involves a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Trekkers then continue walking south-west up to School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut, you will be served an early dinner and then you should get some shut eye as you will be awoken before midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp and camera before going to bed.

Distance: 5km/3miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Elevation:12,700 ft to 15,600 ft.
Habitat: Alpine Desert

DAY 8: SCHOOL HUT CAMP โ€“ CRATER CAMP
Today after breakfast you will park your things together with few porters will start your steep hike to crater bowl of Mt Kilimanjaro. On your way to crater camp you will meet with people coming down from the summit. Your first checkpoint is Hans Meyer Cave where you will take a short break. The climb steepens as you approach Gilmanโ€™s Point (5,681 meters), which will be around 4-5 hours after departing School Hut. Take a moment to enjoy an incredible view out and across to Mawenzi Peakbefore you head down to the crater.

After lunch you will walk around to explore the crater and ashpit area.

Distance: 5km/3miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

DAY 9: CRATER CAMP โ€“ UHURU โ€“ MILLENNIUM CAMP
You will be awoken around 5:00 am with hot tea and biscuits you will start you summit ascent of 1 hour where you should reach the summit with sunrise just after sunrise. Your stay here will be brief so get as many pictures as you can of the incredible views and surrounding glaciers. You will then retrace your steps back around the crater rim to Stella Point (5,739 meters) where you will turn south and head down the heavily screed slopes of Kibo to Barafu Camp (4,680 meters). Most trekkers take a short break here before continuing down to Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) for your final night on the mountain. In total you will be trekking for 14-16 hours on day eight, so it is important to pace yourself, remain hydrated and keep your blood sugar levels up. Note: some tour operators return via Gilmanโ€™s Point to Horombo Hut using the Marangu Route.

Distance: 6km/4miles and 12km/7miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours and 4-6 hours
Elevation: 15,600 ft to 19,341ft and 10,065
Habitat: Arctic zone

DAY 10: MILLENNIUM CAMP โ€“ MWEKA GATE
The final day is a short hike through the dense montane rainforest from Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). At the gate you will need to sign-out with the authorities, who will also provide you with your official certificate โ€“ a green certificate for those who made it to Gilmanโ€™s Point and a gold certificate for those who reached Uhuru Peak. It is customary to give your guide and porter tips before being driven back to your hotel in Moshi.

Distance: 12km/7miles,
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours,
Elevation:12,434 ft โ€“ 5,380 ft
Vegetation: Rain forest

DEPART TANZANIA
This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

Pricing List

10 Days Northern Circuit Route with Overnight in the ย Crater camp

1 person: US$3500.

Included in the package price:

โ€ข Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.

โ€ข 2 nights of accommodation in Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel in Moshi

โ€ข Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

โ€ข Park entry fees

โ€ข Forest fees

โ€ข Camping fees

โ€ข Crater fees

โ€ข Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

โ€ข 18% VAT on tour fees & services