Our schedule in Tanzania to the top of Kilimanjaro

We are getting ready to leave.

First, the best link to follow us up the mountain, thanks to Liam McGuire is http://www.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=e3126e57c52742beb635da29589b6de2

Here is our itinerary while in Tanzania:

Day 1 | Mar. 31, 2017 TEAM ARRIVAL DAY Pickup at the airport and drive to hotel. Overnight at Springlands Hotel.

Day 2 | Apr. 1, 2017 (B)Rest/prep day, optional city tour included. Overnight at Springlands Hotel.

Day 3 | Apr. 2, 2017 (B,L,D)Start at the Machame Gate (1,490 m/4,890 ft) where the group will register and begin climbing to Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft). Hiking time: 7 hours Distance: About 18 km Rainforest Zone


Day 4 | Apr. 3, 2017 (B,L,D)Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) to Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft). Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 9 km Lower Alpine Moorland Zone

Day 5 | Apr. 4, 2017 (B,L,D)Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft). Full day acclimatization. Habitat: Moorland

Day 6 | Apr. 5, 2017 (B,L,D)Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) to Lava Tower (4,630 m/15,190 ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) 15 km, 7 hours. Habitat: Semi-Desert

Day 7 | Apr. 6, 2017 (B,L,D)Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) to Karanga Valley Camp for acclimatization.

Day 8 | Apr. 7, 2017 (B,L,D)Karanga valley camp to Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft).Hiking time: 7 hours Distance: About 13 km Habitat: Alpine desert

Day 9 | Apr. 8, 2017 (B,L,D)SUMMIT DAY! Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) to Mweka (3,100 m/10,170 ft). Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka Distance: About 7 km’s ascent, 23 km’s descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Day 10 | Apr. 9, 2017 (B,L)Final descent, Mweka camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft), Mweka Gate (1,980 m/6,500 ft). Hiking/Descend time: 3 hours Distance: Approx. 15 km Transfer to Springlands Hotel in Moshi town for a much deserved celebration. Overnight Springlands Hotel.

From here, some of the group will return home and some will stay a few more days to take part in a safari.

I can’t guarantee beautiful photos like the one in this blog, but I will do my best to take shots and blog whenever possible and feasible.

Now it’s time to put on the packs and get going!