You will be met upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Impala Moshi Hotel. Dinner at leisure not included in the tour price.
Marangu Gate-Mandara Hut
Transferred after your morning breakfast for Marangu gate. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. The forest teems with brightly-coloured bird life, colobus and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you may have fine views over the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain far below. Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds - quite adequate for your needs - where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal. Overnight stay Mandara Hut. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Mandara Hut-Horombo Hut (3720 M)
The climb to Horombo hut starts off as a steep walk through the last of the rain forest and out into tussock grasslands. The walk to Horombo Hut 3,720m (12,200ft) is about 14 km with attitude gain of about 1,000m and will take anything between 5-7 hours. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Horombo Hut-Acclimatization day
Horombo hut is a village of huts perched on a small plateau, with buildings similar to Mandara, but with a total capacity of 120 climbers! Horombo is normally bustling with hikers, guides and porters, with an atmosphere of adventure and excitement. You will meet both ascending and descending hikers here. This extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatisation. A hike towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks on the way (about 3 hours up and 1,5 hours down), is strongly recommended. This hike will further assist with the process of acclimatisation. Remember to drink enough water and move slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the hut. Retire to bed early and get a last good night's rest. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Horombo to Kibo Hut
From Horombo Hut you will climb to Kibo Hut 4,703m (15,430ft), which are 13 km and take about 6-7 hours up the valley behind the huts, last water point and onto the Saddle. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Kibo to Uhuru, descend to Horombo Hut
The attempt to reach the summit begins shortly after midnight. For some 5 hours one climbs the steepest and most demanding part of the route to Gilman’s point at 18,640ft on the Crater rim. The remaining 45 minutes to the highest point – UHURU PEAK is easier. The descent is far less tiring and the night is spent at Horombo Hut. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Horombo to Marangu gate, and back to Moshi
The decent continue past Mandara Hut to the Park Headquarters where successful climbers may now collect certificates of achievement. Thereafter transfer back to Impala Moshi Hotel for overnight. Dinner at leisure not included in the tour price.
A day excursion can be arranged at an extra cost within the Moshi town to include visit to local villages within the area. Alternatively stay at the hotel. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight departing at 17:15.
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