Trip Itinerary Overview;
Day 1: Travel Day. Flights depart U.S. to Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)
Day 2: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. Welcome to Tanzania by YL Africa staff & leaders, tour of Arusha, Check-in to hotel in Arusha for overnight. Dinner together, trip orientation, get settled and rest.
Day 3: Young Life Africa Camp with local staff and leaders. Welcome 400+ kids to camp, serve as work crew along with local YL leaders. Hotel overnight in Arusha.
Day 4: Young Life Africa Camp with local staff and leaders. Serve as work crew along with local YL leaders. Hotel overnight in Arusha.
Day 5: Young Life Africa Camp with local staff and leaders. Evening packing and preparations for Climb. Final gear check and mountain safety briefing with Guides. Dinner together, prayer & worship time, rest & relax. Hotel overnight in Arusha.
Day 6. Early morning departure for Machame Village at the base of the mountain. Begin the Trek after a hot lunch at the gate (6,000 ft.) Overnight at Machame Camp (10,000 ft.)
Day 7: Machame to Shira. Overnight at Shira Camp (12,500 ft)
Day 8: Shira to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley. Overnight at Baranco Camp (13,100 ft.)
Day 9: Baranco Valley to Baranco Wall to Karanga. Overnight at Karanga Camp (13,500 ft.)
Day 10: Karanga to Barafu. Overnight at Barafu Camp (15,400 ft.)
Day 11: "The Longest Day" Barafu to Uhuru Summit to Mweka. Summit climb begins at midnight. Reach the Crater Rim and Peak at sunrise (19,340 ft.) Overnight at Mweka Camp (10,000 ft.)
Day 12: Finish climb around 12pm. Hot lunch at Mweka Gate. Return to hotel in Arusha for showers, naps, rest. Trip banquet dinner with Say-So with YL Team. Hotel overnight in Arusha.
Day 13: Morning shopping and farewell lunch. Evening flight departure from Kilimanjaro Airport.
Day 14: Arrive home in US.