December 17, 2017
IMG guide Phunuru Sherpa is over in Tanzania leading our holiday Kilimanjaro climb. He just called in and reported that all the clients are packed up and ready to hit the trail tomorrow. They were just finishing up with dinner and about to head to bed. (Tanzania is 11 hours ahead of us here on the west coast).
After gear checks earlier in the day, the team went and visited the city of Moshi where they got some last minute snacks for the climb and visited a local vegetable market. This small colorful market is always good for photos.
The team is excited to get out on the trail tomorrow. After breakfast they will head up to the Machame Gate at around 6,000 feet and get the necessary permits for the climb. It’s just under an hour’s drive to get there from the hotel with interesting scenery, including coffee and banana farms, along the way.
Then it’s a nice 5-hour hike through the forest up to Machame Camp at 10,000 feet. If they are lucky, they might see some monkeys hanging out in the trees.
We will hear from Phunuru again when they get up to Machame camp tomorrow. We wish the team happy hiking!