With a height of roughly 5,895 meters, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain (19,340 feet). Being independent of a mountain range, it is the biggest free-standing mountain rise in the entire world. Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano that can be found in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region. Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira are the three volcanic cones found there. The mountain rises to a height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level and 4,900 meters (16,100 feet) above the plateau base, making it the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. It is Africa’s tallest volcano.
Dr. Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller were the first people to climb Kilimanjaro’s summit in 1889. More than 25,000 people attempt to climb Africa’s highest mountain each year. The trails in the park have experienced a significant environmental impact as the population grows. The Marangu and Mweka routes have been improved as part of efforts to stop the erosion.
7 Days of Kilimanjaro Trekking (Shira Route). How far is the Uhuru peak on Mount Kilimanjaro hike? This seven-day Kilimanjaro safari ascends via the Shira route all the way to the mountain’s summit.
Before we start our 7 Days Kilimanjaro Trek Safari, depart from Arusha early in the morning after your cup of coffee. Drive to Mount Kilimanjaro Shira gate where you will meet your potters and the chef, register with the park authorities, and receive a ranger to escort you on your hike (Shira Route). After stopping for lunch en route and continuing to the Shira camp for refreshments and dinner.
After finishing breakfast, hike eastward along an inclining path above the thickest vegetation toward the looming mass of Mount Kilimanjaro. You must hike for several hours through rocky terrain to reach the well-known landmark known as Lava Tower. After stopping at the tower for lunch, we will continue on our journey by descending for 2 hours, depending on your fitness, to the western Breach’s lower cliffs and the Breach wall, where we can take some lovely pictures of the ice, particularly as the sun sets in the camp.
We extend our stay at this camp by adding another day, waking up at our convenience for breakfast, and speeding up our acclimatization.
After a cup of tea in the morning, we hike up to the great Barranco wall’s steep ridge and climb this intimidating obstacle, which is simpler than it appears. You can now fully appreciate Mount Kilimanjaro’s beauty as you reach its summit, which is located just below the Heim Glacier. You will descend into the lush Karanga valley campsite while the Kibo glaciers tower above. Your hot lunch will be followed by a relaxing afternoon.
After a delicious breakfast, we hike eastward over ridges and valleys in the morning to connect with the Mweka Route, which will serve as your descent route. After making a left turn, continue hiking for another hour through a sparsely forested landscape to the Barafu Hut, where you will be served a hot lunch. The Karanga Valley contains the last water along the route. In order to familiarize ourselves with the area before it gets dark, we will have our tents set up on a slender, windswept ridge of rock.
We climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebman and Ratzel glaciers to Stella point on the crater rim, one of the most difficult parts of the route. You will get up before midnight with piping hot tea and biscuits. You will then shuffle off into the night with headlamps in your forehead. Take a quick break at Stella to watch the sun rise before continuing on your hike upwards because it might start snowing from this point on until you reach the peak. . Enjoy the peak of happiness. As we have successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, raise your flags and take as many photos as you can. Pass through all of the rocky mountain stages as you make your way down to Mweka camp for dinner and the night.
After a hearty breakfast, make your way back to the park gate sign and wait for your certificates of summit success to be handed out. After a strenuous 7-day Kilimanjaro trek, we’ll head back to Arusha for more entertainment and refreshment.
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