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Day 1: We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 0800 and drive to the Machame Gate. After registration and clearances, begin your trek through a spectacular forest area, reaching Machame Camp after 6 or 7 hours. There you will have dinner and overnight (2,700M- 8,856 Ft)
Meal plan: {L, D}

Day 2: After a short descent, you will begin your trek towards Shira Cathedral. Continuing on, you will pass by a superb bivi cave, just before arriving at Shira Camp, at 3,700 meters (about 12,136 Ft), where you will have dinner and overnight. Today’s climb is about 5-6 hours.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Trek from Shira camp to Baranco Camp. You will have dinner and overnight at Baranco Camp. Baranco is 3,950 M, about 12,950 Ft)
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: Trek from Baranco Camp to Barafu Hut (4,550 M, about 14,920Ft) where you will overnight before your ascent to Uhuru Peak. (5,896 M, about 19,340 Ft)
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Shortly after midnight, arise and begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. You will then begin your descent to Mweka Hut, 3,100 M, about 10,170 Ft), where you will have dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: After completing your descent to Mweka Gate, you will receive your Summit Certificate and transfer back to your hotel.
Meal plan: {B, L}

1st Jan – 31st Dec 2016
Each of 2 pax US$1860
Each of 4 pax US$1680
Each of 6 pax US$1640

Prices Include:
All park, camp and rescue fees, transport between Arusha and gates at start and finish of climb, services of licensed, experienced, English speaking mountain guide, licensed assistant guide for groups of two or more persons, porters, and cook. Three meals a day are provided. We provide a variety of foods to permit varied meals with full breakfasts with foods such as eggs, sausage, toast or pancakes, hot cereal, fruit and juice, tea or coffee. Lunches are sometimes packed and sometimes hot, so will vary. Dinners will have meat dishes of beef, chicken or fish, fresh vegetable dishes, pasta, rice, potatoes, homemade soups, fresh fruits, desserts, juice, tea, coffee. We provide camping gear- tents, mountain mats, sleeping bags and blankets. (You may also use your own if you wish).

Prices do NOT INCLUDE:
Mineral water for drinking, except for the first day, soft drinks, alcohol or tips for guide and porters. Personal gear or clothing for the climb is not provided but is available for hire. Accommodation and meals in Arusha not included, pending your choice of type and budget range. We normally offer you your choice according to your preferred standard and budget.

We provide 3L water for the first day only and the balance is taken from the mountain and purified. You can bring purification tablets, a filter system or, if the group is one or two people only, the cook can boil water for you in the evenings. You should have a torch-a headlamp type is best, extra batteries, warm waterproof pants and jacket, warm clothes to layer, hat that covers your ears or even your face, gloves, warm socks, gaiters and good climbing boots. Crampons and gaiters may be needed.. Walking sticks are used by most, especially for the descent. Be sure to bring lip balm and sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles. The glare for the snow and ice can cause serious sunburn.

You should only carry a day- pack with your camera, valuables, water, sunscreen, etc. In budget climbs, 10 kg of personal gear to be carried by porters is the allowed norm. If you wish to bring more and additional porters are needed, you will be charged for the extra expense.

Oxygen Equipment is available for an additional charge of $80 per group.

Equipment list and approximate rental prices.

We do not keep rental items, hence ample notification is required.
Waterproof jacket: $15-$20
Waterproof pants $15-$20
Warm jacket: $20
Warm pants:$20
Climbing/ hiking boots- over the ankle: $15-$20 best to always have your own
Warm hat- balaclava or other to cover your ears: $10
Warm gloves: $10 per pair
Warm socks – several pairs: $5 per pair
Hat with a brim (for use at lower altitudes): bring own or buy
Sunglasses or goggles: bring own
Sweaters or fleeces to layer $10 per piece
Long underwear: $10 per each piece
Walking poles (recommended): $10 per pr
Gaiters: $10 per pair
Torch- headlamp type is best so you have hands free: $15
Sunscreen: buy own
Lip balm: buy own
Camelback or other water bottle holding 2-3 liters: bring own
Water purification tablets or a water filter: bring own
Crampons may or may not be needed according to conditions on the mountain at the time: $20 per pair
Backpack for porters to carry, with waterproof cover $20-$25
Small daypack for you to carry camera, valuables & anything you want with you while trekking: $15

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