Day 1, September 29, 2018 Montreal - Kilimanjaro
Participants meet at Pierre-Elliot .Trudeau Airport in Montreal and fly to Kilimanjaro National Airport, Tanzania with a stop-over in Europe (to be determined).
Meals and overnight on flight

Day 2, September 30, 2018: Arrival
Participants arrive at the Kilimanjaro National Airport, Tanzania and are welcomed by the local team. After a transfer to their lodge participants will have dinner.
One night stay in a lodge
Dinner included

Day 3, October 1, 2018: Acclimatization Day
After breakfast, participants will meet with their local team and guide. The guide will give an information briefing, ensure that all participants are properly equipped for the trek, and porters will weigh participants’ bags. Participants will be given the afternoon to prepare their luggage, if needed purchase any necessary items, and simply relax before the great ascent.
One night stay in a lodge
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4, October 2, 2018: Machame Gate (5,950 pi / 1,815 m) Machame Camp (9,850 ft / 3,000 m)
Participants will depart for the Chagga village of Machame where the trek will begin. At the Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, participants will meet their mountain guides and porters and will learn the way the luggage will be carried. From there, participants will walk approximately 6 hours through the dense forest filled with giant fig trees. Along this trail will be an abundance of begonias and other types of tropical vegetation. After a while, the tropical forest will give way to tall grass and giant heather. With some luck, participants may spot some Colobus monkeys or Turacos.
The camp will be set up upon participants’ arrival.
Elevation: + 1,185 m / Approximate Duration of the Trek: 6h
Overnight stay in a campsite on the mountain
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5, October 3, 2018: Machame Camp - Shira Camp (12,600 ft / 3,840 m)
Should the weather permit, participants will be treated to a beautiful view of the Kibo early in the morning before departure. The day’s trek will take participants along a steep trail through a Savannah of tall grass, volcanic rock and bearded heather. Participants will then enter a volcanic world, with little vegetation, before ending up on the Shira plateau. During this time, they will come across lobelias and senecios. The path here is flat, and it won’t be long before the campsite and porters can be spotted. During the day, Kibo may be shaded, but be reassured that at dusk, it will be illuminated by the lasts rays of the setting sun. In contrast, Mount Meru will slowly disappear behind the pines of Shira.
Elevation: + 790 m / Approximate Duration of the Trek: 6.5h
Overnight camping in Shira Camp, 3840 m
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6, October 4, 2018: Shira Camp - Barranco Camp (13,200 ft / 4,025 m)
Participants will be greeted in the morning with stunning views of the Shira plateau. The day will begin with a walk steadily up to the Lava Tower (15,000 ft), and will then descend towards Barranco Camp. Barranco glacier is undoubtedly the most beautiful spot on Kilimanjaro. This enormous canyon is the result of a large landslide over 100,000 years ago. Several small creeks snake from the feet of the glaciers right by the campsite.
Elevation: + 760 m, - 360 m / Approximate Duration of the Trek: 6.5h
Overnight camping at Camp Barranco, 3 950 m
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7, October 5, 2018: Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp (13,300 ft / 4,055 m)
This day serves to help with altitude acclimatization and to reduce the distance from Camp Barranco to Camp Baraf, due to the extreme change in altitude which can result in some participants being sick. The day begins with a walk up the steep “Barranco Wall”, then continues with a hike up and down the slopes of valleys which have carved their way into the mountain’s southern face.
Participants will reach the Karanga Valley after 3 to4 hours of trekking.
Elevation: + 200 m, - 200 m / Approximate Duration of the Trek: 6h
Overnight camping on the mountain
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 8, October 6, 2018: Karanga Valley Camp - Barafu Camp (15,200 ft / 4,630 m)
Participants will have another 5hour journey leading them to Barafu Camp. After this full day of trekking, participants are encouraged to turn in early as the next day will be quite long.
Elevation: + 575 m / Approximate Duration: 5h
Overnight camping on the mountain
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 9 October 7, 2018: Barafu - Stella Point (5,745 m) - Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft / 5,895 m) Barafu
Participants will begin their ascent at approximately 5 am, depending on the group’s pace.
After a 6 to7 hour hike from the camp, participants will find themselves at the peak - atop one of the highest free standing mountains in the world at19,340 feet above sea level;; the roof of Africa and symbol of freedom for the Tanzanian people. From the summit, it will take approximately 2 to 3 hours   to descend to Barafu Camp for a second night. Participants are encouraged to rest and drink plenty of water.
Elevation: + 1, 265 m, - 1, 265 m / Approximate Duration: 10h
Overnight camping on the mountain.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10, October 8, 2018: Barafu - Mweka Camp (10,200 ft / 3,100 m)
Participants will continue on their descent until they reach Mweka, the last campsite at 10,200 ft where they are going to spend one last night on Kilimanjaro. A celebratory dinner will be well deserved!
Elevation: - 1,530 m / Approximate Duration: 4h
Overnight camping on the mountain
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 11, October 9, 2018: Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate (6,000 ft / 1,830 m)
Leaving camp today, participants will descend through the same type of forest as the one encountered during the ascent. Upon arrival at the gate, participants will have lunch before returning to their lodge for some well-deserved relaxation. In the evening, participants will be treated to a farewell dinner and will receive their certificates.
Elevation: - 1,270 m / Approximate Duration: 3h
Night in a lodge
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 12, October 10, 2018: Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport
After breakfast, participants will have a day to themselves to explore and rest before their transfer back to the airport in the afternoon.

Day 13, October 11, 2018: Arrival in Montreal