It’s a big day today. It’s the first day of the trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro! This morning, 16 experienced trekkers started their journey from Moshi to Machame Gate, the starting point of the trek.
It's a tough Day 1. Trekkers cover a distance of 10 km through a dense rainforest into a misty moorland. They’ll gain about 4000 feet of altitude today when they reach their camp at Machame.
To start on the right foot, the entire team gathered at Moshi yesterday. Operations Manager Ravi Ranjan, who is leading the team, gave them a strong briefing before heading out on the trek
Trekkers at Moshi, Tanzania, excited to start trekking to Kilimanjaro. Photo by Ravi Ranjan.
Out of seven established routes to the summit, our team is taking the Machame route. This route has the right mix of adventure and dramatic changes in scenery, with cultivated fields, rain forests, moorlands, alpine deserts full of rock and scree, and finally arctic snowfields and glaciers.
We'll be sharing updates from their trek in this space. Stay tuned!