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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 M (about 12,025 Ft), where you will have dinner and overnight. Today’s climb is about 5-6 hours. Start about 8:30 and trek until about 1:30.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: First Acclimatizing day at Shira. You hike up towards Shira Poateau for about half day, returning to Shira Camp for meals and overnight.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: Another day of acclimatization. Trek from Shira camp to Baranco Camp via Lava Tower.Starting at 8 AM until 1:30 PM. You will have dinner and overnight at Baranco Camp. During the day you will climb to 4,200 M (13,650 Ft), then descend to 3,950 M (about 11,850 Ft) at Baranco Camp for overnight.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Trek from Baranco Camp starting at about 8:30 AM to Karanga Valley, 4,100 M (about 13,325 Ft.). You will arrive about 11:30 AM. This is an additional acclimatization day.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: Beginning about 8:30 AM, trek to Barafu camp, 4,550 M (about 14,788 Ft), arriving about 12:30 PM., where you will remain until your final ascent to the top.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 7: Shortly after midnight, arise and begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. You will then begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak, 5,896 M (about 19,620 Ft) about 12:30 AM and arrive at the summit at sunrise, about 7 AM. You will descend to Mweka Camp 3,100 M (9,300 Ft).
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 8: After completing your descent to Mweka Gate, arriving by about noon. 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$2480
Each of 4 pax US$2265
Each of 6 pax US$2190

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 notofication 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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