Trip Description

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at an altitude of 5895 meters.

It is located in northwest Tanzania and is very close to the Equator. This is the fourth highest of the 7 Summits (the highest peak of every continent) and Uhuru peak (which means “Freedom”) constitutes the ultimate goal of many climbers from around the world.

Kilimanjaro is the only mountain in Africa, covered in glaciers, but because of global warming they are now melting and they will continue to in the next decades.
There are six main routes that lead to the mountain’s peak. “Machame” is considered to be the most beautiful and the longest one. This route has also the highest success rates, because of the altitude, which helps for a better acclimatization. That is the reason we have chosen this route to introduce to you the magnificent beauty of this area, with the most amazingly unique fauna and flora.

So, if you are in good physical health and you believe that you have the will power, join our team and experience a once in a lifetime journey! Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a very demanding task and, of course, the proper preparation and training is essential. Trekking is not so difficult, but it can be very tiring because of the altitude. We will spend our nights at organized campsites along the way. Walking time ranges between four to six hours daily, and in between we stop at various campsites. The ascent for the peak starts from the night before, in order to be on time to admire the magical African scenery at dawn. The day that we “conquer” the peak is extremely difficult and tiring, because of the high altitude and the many hours of walking. But in the end we are all rewarded with the most amazing experience!

During our trek, professional porters, cooks and local guides accompany us to ensure our stay will be as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. “One Step Further” provides you with an experienced group leader, who will be with you at all times to make sure that you succeed with this amazing task and of course to ensure that everything goes as planned.

Adventure trip schedule:

Day 1 Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi village. There, we will enjoy our dinner and rest at the hotel for the night.

Day 2 Breakfast and rest at Moshi

Breakfast and rest at Moshi. We stroll around the village, prepare our equipment and go through our schedule. Dinner and rest for the night.

Day 3 Breakfast and departure from Moshi

Breakfast and departure from Moshi, towards Machame gate (1810m). We go through the necessary procedures and paperwork at the gate and we then continue our trekking through the tropical woods up to Machame Camp at 3020m, where we enjoy our dinner and camp for the night.

Distance: 10,5km / Altitude difference: 1210m / Duration: 7 hours

Day 4 Trekking to Shira Hut at 3840m

Trekking to Shira Hut at 3840m. Break for lunch and then dinner at the campsite.

Distance: 5,5km / Altitude difference: 820m / Duration: 8 hours

Day 5 Departure for Barranco and lunch at Lava Tower

Departure for Barranco and lunch at Lava Tower, at 4627m as an aid to a better acclimatization. Descent to Barranco at 3990m to enjoy our dinner and rest for the night.

Day 6 Departure for Karanga (4030m)

Departure for Karanga (4030m). We will attempt to climb Barranco Wall for 40′ and then we will descent to Karanga valley for dinner and rest for the night.

Distance: 5km / Altitude difference: 40m / Duration: 7 hours

Day 7 Departure for our last campsite, at "Barafu Hut" (4660m)

Departure for our last campsite, at “Barafu Hut” (4660m). Arrival at noon for lunch. We rest in the afternoon to prepare for our ascent.

Day 8 Uhuru peak (5895m)

We wake up at 23:00, for tea and biscuits. We prepare to climb Uhuru peak (5895m) through Stella Point (5745m), just in time for sunrise. Picture taking at the peak and then we continue for our descent back to Barafu for breakfast. We then descent to Mweka Hut for the night.

Distance: 15km (5+10) / Altitude difference: 1230m / Duration: 10 hours

Day 9 Descent through the tropical woods, towards gate Mweka.

We descent through the tropical woods, towards gate Mweka. Our guides will sing a traditional song, called the “Kili Song”, to celebrate our big success! There, you will get the certificate that proves your climbing success and we will then continue to Arusha to rest and celebrate!

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro National Parks

As Ernest Hemingway stated, Lake Manyara is the most beautiful lake of Africa! Covering an area of 329 square kilometers, the Lake gives “shelter” to many wild animal species and birds. This is the only place on earth that lions actually climb on trees and visitors can come face to face with a hippopotamus!
Ngorongoro on the other hand, is included in UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. Ngorongoro is part of Serengeti National Park, where every year in June, one can actually admire one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the world’s biggest migration of more than one million wildebeest, an antelope species, travelling from Serengeti to Masai Mara. Ngorongoro crater is one of the most popular destinations for wild life observation. Here, the visitor can observe an amazing number of wild animals and birds, at their natural environment. It has one of the highest calderas in the world, with a width that reaches an area of 20 kilometers.

Day 10 Lake Manyara

Departure for the picturesque Lake Manyara. Safari and lunch next to the lake. We depart in the afternoon for Ngorongoro. Dinner, relaxation and rest at a lodge.

Day 11 Ngorongoro crate.

Departure for Ngorongoro crate. Safari and wild animal observation. Dinner at a restaurant and departure for Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Necessary gear:

Everyone participating should have his or her own clothing and equipment (apart from group climbing and rafting equipment).
A complete and analytical list stating all the details, as well as a discount voucher will be sent right after the participation confirmation. The presentation of what is needed to take to the trip will be pointed out at a scheduled meeting.

How to reserve

If you wish to join the team, book your trip today or contact us for more details.

Next scheduled trip:

Available upon request

Trip Duration:

10 nights/ 11 days

This price includes:

  • Proposal for physical preparation program if necessary
  • One instructive hikee before departure (for residents of Cyprus)
  • One Step Further guides and activity instructors
  • Designing – Planning – Execution – Supervision
  • Inland transports via bus
  • Overnight stay with breakfast in traditional guest houses and dinner in traditional taverns as mentioned in the program
  • Personal equipment list and assistance for purchase and use
  • Equipment for rafting

Price does not include:

  • Airfare tickets
  • Personal hiking equipment
  • Medical examination before departure
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rescue costs
  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.)