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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arusha - Marangu Gate(1860m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Arusha - Marangu Gate(1860m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

We will pick you up from your hotel and head to Marangu Gate (1860m) at Kilimanjaro National Park. You need to complete the necessary paperwork to start your trek. After all the formalities, you can start trekking through the dense rainforest. The beautiful vegetation is home to black and white Colobus monkeys. It takes 4 hours to reach your destination of the day—Mandara Hut. After taking rest for some time, your guide can take you to Maundi Crater. It is a wonderful place to get the view of Kenyan interior. You can enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at Mandara Hut (2650m). We will take care of your meals.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Mandara Hut (2700m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)

Mandara Hut (2700m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)

After breakfast, you will leave Mandara Hut and at a short distance, you will reach the timberline and then enter the health and moor zone. After a drive of approximately 4-6 hours, you can see Horombo Hut at an altitude of 3700m. Once you reach there, you will get a beautiful view of Mawenzi, Kibo, and the extensive plain of the Masai Steppe. You can enjoy your overnight stay at Horombo Hut where we will serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

Elevation: 3690m/12,100ft to 4695m/15,400ft

After breakfast, we will continue on through the dwindling heathland that blends into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. Here, while we stop for lunch, and later when you cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will be starting in just a few hours.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Kibo Hut Summit - Horombo Hut

Kibo Hut Summit - Horombo Hut

Elevation: 4695m/15,400ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Descent: 3690m/12,100ft

Start early between midnight and 2:00 am. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

We'll continue our way to the summit in a switchback formation trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion, we ascend through heavy scree and possibly snow towards Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on, you have a 1-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak and you are likely to encounter snow all the way. Congratulations, you have made it!

After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy, we'll take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. We'll begin our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Overnight at Mweka Camp.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate

Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate

Descent: 3690m/12,100 to 1830m/6000ft

After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We'll continue the descent down stopping at the Mandara Huts for lunch. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. You'll return back to the Marangu Park Gate and receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles. From the gate, a vehicle will meet you to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha. Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner, and celebrations! End of service.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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