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Mt Kilimanjaro

December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 am - December 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Mt Kilimanjaro is among the seven summits and is the highest free-standing mountain in the
world and the highest mountain in Africa. Climb to the roof of Africa through the most scenic
route on the mountain! A fantastic way to end your year, join us for a journey that will change your life!


DAY 1: Nairobi – Moshi
Date: 8th December, Wednesday
Activity: Roadtrip from Kenya to TZ
We will start with a road trip from Nairobi through Namanga to Moshi where we will meet up
with our Tanzanian guides.
0600hrs – Leave Nairobi for Moshi, Tz. Arrive at Namanga and go through borer post
Proceed to Moshi and check into the hotel where will dine and rest for the next day.

DAY 2: Moshi to Machame Gate (1800m asl) to Machame Camp (2835m asl)
Date: 9th December, Thursday
Distance: 11km
Elevation Gain: 1035m
Hiking Time: 6 hours
0600hWake up, freshen up, pack, and have breakfast
Leave Moshi for a 45 minutes drive to Machame Gate where we will do Registration.
Hike through the lush rain forest on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro to Machame camp
Arrive at camp, stretch and relax, enjoy a hearty meal, prep for the next day, and rest.

DAY 3: Machame camp (2835m asl) to Shira Camp (3845m asl)
Date: 10th December, Friday
Distance: 6km
Elevation Gain: 900m
Hiking Time: 6 hours
0700h: Wake up, breakfast, and prepare to depart for Shira cave
Hike up to Shira Cave as you enjoy the dramatic change of the vegetation zone from the rain
forest to heath and moorland
Arrive at Shira camp in time to enjoy the beautiful view. Enjoy the afternoon and the evening

Day 4: Shira Camp (3,845m asl) – Barranco Camp (3,960m asl)
Date: 11th December, Saturday
Distance: 10km
Elevation Gain: 100m (acclimatization day)
Hiking Time: 7 hours
0600hrs – Wake up, breakfast, and prepare to depart for Barranco Camp through the Lava
Hike to Barrance camp through the Lava Tower (4640m asl) to accelerate your
acclimatization. Lunch en route
Arrival at camp for a well-deserved rest and a fresh hot meal

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,960m asl) – Barafu camp (4670m asl)
Date: 12th December, Sunday
Distance: 10km
Elevation Gain: 700m
Hiking Time: 7 hours
0600hrs – Wake up, breakfast, and prepare to depart for Barafu Camp through the Barranco
Hike to Barafu camp through the Barranco wall which is the toughest section of the day, just
at the beginning of the hike when you have the energy for it. Enjoy the news of Kibo and the
picturesque mountainside all day.
Arrival at camp. Sleep in good time to have an early start to Summit

Day 6: Barafu camp (4670m asl) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) – Mweka Camp (3,080m)
Date: 13 December, Monday
Distance: 14km
Elevation Gain: 1200m
Hiking Time: 15 hours
1200hrs – Wake up. After a light snack, depart for Uhuru peak which is about 8 hours away.
Since the bulk of this hike is happening late in the night and early morning, the moon and
your headlamp will light your way as you follow the guide.
Enjoy spectacular sunrise and views from the summit. Head back to Barafu Camp for
Finish the day with a hike to Mweka camp where you will spend your last night on the

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,080m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m) – Moshi
Date: 14th December, Tuesday
Distance: 10km
Hiking time: 4 hours
0800h: Enjoy a delightful breakfast and bid farewell to the support crew.
Depart for Mweka Gate where we will board a vehicle to Moshi.
Check-in at the hotel, freshen up, and be free to see sights around the city.
Day 8: Moshi – Nairobi
Date: 15th December, Wednesday
Activity: Road trip
Ride on the black snake back home! Enjoy the final moments with your teammates as we
recount moments of bliss from our most recent trip.

1. Waterproof hiking boots*
2. Trail runners or sandals for use at camp
3. Woolen hiking socks (6 pairs)*
4. Leg gaiters
5. Hiking pants (2 pairs water-resistant, 1 pair waterproof)*
6. Thermal pants (2 pairs, medium or heavy-duty, breathable)*
7. Woolen or polyester underwear (briefs)*
8. Thermal t-shirt (4, long sleeve)*
9. Polyester t-shirts (4 )*
10. Fleece jacket*
11. Down jacket*
12. Waterproof jacket/shell jacket/poncho*
13. Fleece hat + wide-brimmed hat
14. Scarf or tubular bandana or regular bandana*
15. Waterproof gloves (summit gloves and fleece gloves)*
Camping Gear:
16. Hiking backpack (25l or 30l daypack, and a 60L backpack for your porter)*
17. Warm Sleeping bag (four seasons/-5 degrees comfort recommended)*
18. Headlamp and extra batteries*
19. Hot water bottle
20, Thermal flask
21. Snacks
21. Hydration bladder/water bottle*
22. Personal items (phone and charger, camera, ID, pocket money, hand sanitizer, face
mask, lighter, pocket knife, whistle, basic first aid kit)*
23. Trekking poles
24. Sunglasses + sunscreen
25. Toiletries (wet wipes, dry wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, petroleum jelly)*


  1. The items marked with an asterisk in the list above are absolutely necessary for a safe
    expedition in the mountain. They are not included in the cost but the organizer can help you
    find them.
  2. The items without the asterisk are not necessary but greatly increase your comfort in the
    mountain. If you can access them, we highly recommend that you bring them along. The
    porters will carry them for you.
  3. Pick brightly colored clothes for the trip. The high visibility comes in handy not only in bad
    weather and in case you stray from the path, but also for good photos.
  4. Listen to the directives of the guide, and ask questions as they arise. The biggest asset that
    you can get from guides is knowledge.
  5. Be aware of the changes in your body. In case you have extreme symptoms of altitude
    sickness, let the guide know. And remember, there is no shame in turning back!
  6. Remember to tip your stuff for their good services!

It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves!
● Sir Edmund Hilary

The trip costs KES 65,000 for those who meet ALL the eligibility criteria.
The cost covers:
– Transport from Nairobi to Machame gate of Kilimanjaro National Park
and back
– Park fees for the duration of the stay in the Park (non-residents will
top up park fees)
-Accommodation in Moshi for two nights
– Accommodation in the mountain tents, two sharing
– Food for the duration of the expedition on the mountain, 3 meals a
– Expedition support staff: guides, porters, and chefs
Cost excludes:
– Personal items
– Tips for guides and porters
– Covid tests
-Meals outside the itinerary
Payment should be made through the Lets Drift website.
The payment deadline is on 1st December 2021.

Hikers that wish to cancel more than 48 hours before the hike will be issued a 50% refund of
the total hiking fees. Those that cancel 48 hours or less to the actual date or fail to show up
on time will not be entitled to a refund.


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December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 am
December 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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