This exclusive adventure begins at Machame Gate with the company of an armed ranger, a guide and a porter. The trekking starts at Machame Hut (1800-3000m a.s.l., 6-7 hours of trekking). Proceed to Shira 1 (4-5 hours), then to Barranco Hut (6-7 hours that you leave for lava camp for acclimatization). Proceed to Barafu Camp (7-8 hours) then to Mwika (6-7 hours). At least proceed to Mweka Gate as you depart for Arusha.