Accommodation on the mountain is in comfortable huts. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles. This is a tough walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas. An extra day for acclimatisation to the altitude is recommended at Horombo from where there are various walks to enjoy.
Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport. Meet our Airport representative and transfer to Moshi. Arrive at Mountain Inn in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/ 2750m. taking 3 to 4 hours. Overnight Mandara hut.
Day 3: Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m. Taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Horombo hut.
Day 4: Continue ascending past hut, the last water point' traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo hut.
Day 5: An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman's Point at 18640ft / 5681m. on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft / 5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut.
Day 6: Descend the mountain to the Park Gate taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Breakfast at Mountain Inn - Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure or start n extension safari in Tanzania.
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