Day 1:Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame. From here you trek through lush forest to Machame Hut ( 10,000ft / 3000m ) Stay/camp overnight.
Day 2:Leaving the forest the path follows a steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands and crossing a large gorge to reach Shira Hut ( 12,500ft / 3800m ) Stay/camp overnight.
Day 3:You turn eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco Hut ( 13,000ft / 3900m ) Stay/camp overnight.
Day 4:the path climbs steeply out of Barranco valley crosses the Karanga Valley. Then turns north to reach Barafu Hut ( 15,500ft / 4600m ) Stay/camp overnight.
Day 5:A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at stella point in time for sunrise. Then to Uhuru peak ( 19,340ft / 6896m ) The highest point in Africa. Afterwards descend to Mweka Hut. Stay overnight.