Day 1: Whenever you arrive, you’ll be personally met and transferred to a lovely resort in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro 1st highest mountain in Africa. Those arriving specially early can book optional activities. Then, spend the afternoon with your mountain guide preparing for the climb.
Day 2: Marangu gate to Mandara Hut
Distance 63 km, Duration 5 days minimum
Distance estimated 7 km, Hike time 4-5 hours
Elevation changed 1000 m, Final elevation 2700 m
From Marangu gate we follow the path up through the rain forest dense. Few mammals can be spotted along the way while slowly heading to Mandara Hut.
Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Estimated distance 11 km, Hike time 5-7 hours
Elevation changed 1000 m, Final elevation 3700 m
We starts our trekking up through the dense again for 1hours, then very clear view of jagged peaks of Mawenzi looking higher than Kibo from this angle. Is easy to follow the trail although undulating and steep in places up to Horombo Hut.
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Estimated distance 8 km, Hike time 4-5 hours
Elevation changed 1000 m, Final elevation 4700 m
From Horombo Hut we continue gradually gaining height pass last water point .Continue across the Saddle–flat plain between Kibo and Mawenzi the arrive to the base camp.
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Plus Descent to Horombo
Estimated distance 4 km, Hike time 7-8 hours
Elevation changed 1195 m, Final elevation 5895 m
Estimated distance 14 km, Estimated time 5-7 hours
Elevation changed 2000 m, Final elevation 3700 m
We start trekking to the summit early hours of the day to see the sunrise from the crater rim and give more chance of avoiding mist. After short brief at Gilman’s 5680m the second Highest point we proceed to Uhuru Peak 5895 m (13,940 ft). Its important not to arrive at Uhuru Peak very early, as this will mean waiting, sometimes in extremely cold conditions. Our experienced guide will have assessed already before left the base camp ,the abilities of the everyone to pace the walk up scree and arrival exactly the right time at the Peak.
After summit brief and photo’s, descent via the same route to Kibo Hut. From Gilman’s the scree is blissfully easy going compared with the slog up.
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
Estimated distance 16 km, Estimated time 5-7 hours
Elevation changed 1900 m, Final elevation 1700 m
Today is the last day of the trip, retrace slowly, following the trail down via Mandara Hut where you will break then proceed to the park gate where you will meet the transport, transfer to the Hotel.
Day 7: After breakfast prepared for the town tour till lunch hours, back to the hotel for the departure preparations.