Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to a Nairobi Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Transfer to base Hotel at Marangu for dinner and overnight. Evening briefing and packing of mountain gear.
Day 3: After breakfast transfer to Marangu gate (1 km - 1850 m) where your hike starts after an introduction to your crew. The day’s hike takes 3-4 hours through the natural forest to the Mandara Hut at 2774 m. If you have sufficient time and energy, you can visit the Maundi Crater close by. Trail to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Day 4: Today’s hike takes 6-7 hours covering a total of 15 km and leads you soon out of the shadows of the natural forest to grassland where you can first view the sprawling plains below. After a lunch break at “Kimangi Marangu” once an important rainmaking site, your walk takes you to Horombo Hut at 3550 m surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsels.
Day 5: You leave Horombo Hut after breakfast for a hard day’s hike of 13 km through the alpine dessert leaving the moorland behind at the last water point. The hike ends at the Kibo hut, which is at 4750 m. Here you’ll have a chance to rest and enjoy the view over the saddle to the majestic Mawenzi before you retire for the night prior to the summit ascent.
Day 6: After a short night and a hot drink, the final ascend starts at about midnight. The path gets gradually steeper finally taking you to the Gilman’s point (5685 m) from where you can watch sunrise and the magnificent ice fields. After a short break, you then proceed along the crater rim to the Uhuru Peak 5895 m reaching there at about 9:00 am. After your summit photo, you then descend to Kibo hut for lunch before dropping to Horombo Hut. Bushy terrain to Mt. Kilimanjaro the snow caps.
Day 7: Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to Marangu gate where you will be awarded your certificate before proceeding to the Hotel for a hot shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for departure. Tailor made safari options after your climb can be organized for interested parties. Tailor made safari options after your climb can be organized for interested parties.
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