Day 1: Arusha/Mandara Hut. 08:00 hrs pick up in Arusha and drive to Marangu Gate for registration clearance. The climb will commence at 1,720 meters to Mandara Hut (2,700 meters) through the rain forest. This will take about. 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut. Includes: (L, D).
Day 2: Mandara/Horombo Hut. After breakfast, you will gradually ascend via Maundi Crater (upper route) to Horombo hut, at 3,720 meters. This climb takes you through open moorland and forest and takes about 4-5 hours. You will have dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut (Tourist Village). Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Horombo. Today is acclimatization day where you will hike at higher altitude, perhaps up to view Mawenzi Peak returning to Horombo Hut for meals and overnight. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Horombo/Kibo Hut. After a good rest, resume your climb. A bit of the mountain peak can be seen while walking through the alpine forest on the way to Kibo Hut, at 4,703 meters. Kibo Hut, where you will have dinner and overnight is reached after a 5-6 hour walk. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Kibo/Uhuru peak/Horombo Hut. You will be awakened just after midnight to begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). This is a 5hrs walk. You will then descend back to Kibo hut where waiting porters will join you for your continued descent to Horombo Hut where you will have dinner and overnight. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Horombo/Arusha. After breakfast, a simple descent remains to reach the Marangu Gate where you will be awarded your Summit Certificate before transferring back to your hotel. Includes: (B, L).
Note: For a five day climb omit day 3. This is not recommended unless the climber has significant experience climbing and known tolerance to altitudes above 10,000 ft/4,000 m.
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