June 23: Depart USA.
June 24: Arrive at JRO.
June 25: Rest day.
June 26: Drive to Machame trailhead. Five hours of hiking through a temperate rain forest to a small clearing, where we will establish camp at 10,000 feet.
June 27: Continue up the ridge with short sections of scrambling. By midday, we will be above tree line and will establish camp at 12,800 feet.
June 28: Today, we will head SE around Kilimanjaro’s main peak. We will be close to the famed Breach Wall and Lava Tower, descending to camp.
June 29: Rest Day.
June 30: Hike to Karanga Valley Camp with lots of short scrambles.
July 1: Hike to Barafu Camp, which will be a short day due to altitude. Early dinner today and a start towards summit before midnight.
July 2: Summit Day! 19,341 feet up to the world’s tallest free standing mountain, Africa’s highest mountain, and one of the “Seven Summits.” After a 12 hour day, we will descend to 10,200 feet and set up camp.
July 3: Five to six hours of hiking will take us through a dense jungle to the trailhead. The reward: hot showers and a celebratory dinner.
July 4: Head to Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Crater for safari.
July 5: Return to JRO to depart back to USA.
July 6: Arrive USA.