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Mount Meru Hiking/Climbing

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Day 1: Arusha/Mariakamba Hut Mt.Meru Park Gate - Mariakamba: 4-5 hours

Drive from Arusha to the Mt. Meru park gate where you will be met by our game ranger and porters. Hike for the few hours to Mariakamba Hut at 8,500 ft. From here you may wish to take an evening walk on the slopes to view wildlife at one of the watering holes in the crater. Dinner and overnight rest at Mariakamba Hut, L,D

Day 2: Mariakamba Hut - Saddle Hut Mariakamba - Saddle Hut: 3-4 hours

After breakfast hike to upto 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. If time permits you can climb a little further on Mount Meru for a scenic view of the 'Roof of Africa', Mount Kilimanjaro. This will also be part of more acclimatization. Overnight at Saddle Hut, B,L,D

Day 3: Saddle Hut - Summit - Mariakamba Hut - Saddle Hut - Summit: 4-6 hours

An early rise to hike all the way to the summit before the afternoon clouds cover the summit. From the summit, descend back to the 11,500 ft Saddle Hut in time for lunch. After lunch, hike down to Mariakamba Hut for dinner and overnight, B,L,D.

Day 4: Mariakamba Hut - Arusha

Breakfast at the camp and a leisurely morning. Descend to the park gate to connect with your waiting transfer vehicle back to your Arusha Hotel, continue with other programs or depart

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Included in the tour price:

•    Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
•    Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
•    Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
•    Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
•    Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
•    All park entrance fees to include government taxes
•    Service of an English speaking professional guide and skilled cook
•    Start and finish in Arusha
•    Treated water on the trek.

Excluded:

•    Laundry,
•    tips,
•    sleeping bags,
•    beverages/drinks,
•    accommodation before the trek
•    climbing gears
•    international flights
•    visas
•    items of personal nature
•    any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Climbing gear required:

•    Walking/hiking stick (though not a must)
•    Camera
•    Personal items to include toiletries
•    Comfortable hiking shoes/boots
•    Warm clothes
•    Headlight
•    Rain suit or poncho
•    Thermal sleeping bag

8 Days The Rongai Route

manjaroThe Rongai Route

The Rongai route begins on the eastern side of the mountain just west to small town in Kenya called Laitoktok. This route is very nearly to the border of Tanzania and Kenya. The real Rongai route is closed. We usually take the nearly called Nalemuru route. Due to Rongai route is so old and famous we usually use called Nalemuru as Rongai. It is a bit far from Arusha town, about 4 hours driving. Before was less people but now days it is third popular route after marangu and machame.

Day 1: From airport or shuttle to hotel

Meet you at airport or shuttle and transfer to hotel, briefing, dinner and overnight.


Day 2: Arusha to Nalemuru Gate

After breakfast drive Marangu National Park gate for paying park fees then drive to Nalemuru gate. After registration , This is close to the border with Kenya and the drive will take around 1 ½ hours. We begin the ascent by hiking along a small path winding through fields of maize and potatoes in the cultivation zone before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out before you reach the first cave later in the afternoon, where you will be camping overnight. Situated on the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m.), you will be will be rewarded with great views across the plains below, reminding you that you are indeed in Africa. 

By the time you arrive at camp your porters will already have started preparing everything for your arrival, your tents will be pitched and water will be on the boil. You will be given a supply of water to wash with and later on your cook will prepare dinner for you. You can expect temperatures to drop to near freezing point during the night. Stay overnight at Rongai Cave Campsite.

Altitude: 1950 m – 2600 m
Hiking time: 4 hours
Distance: 8 km
Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 3: FIRST CAVE – KIKELEWA (SECOND CAVE)

After breakfast we start the morning with a steady walk as we ascend up to the Second Cave (3450 m). On the way up you will take in splendid views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and head out across the Kikelewa moorland towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. We pass by one area where you will enjoy views that very few visitors to Kilimanjaro will ever get to see, including great views of the plains of Kenya below and the spectacular Mawenzi Tarn above.
The campsite is by the Second Cave in a sheltered valley, with giant Senecios growing nearby. Again, the porters will have your tents pitched before you arrive and will boil drinking and washing water, before your cook prepares your dinner. At 3600 meters, your night at this camp will see temperatures dropping to freezing point. Stay overnight at Second Cave Campsite.

Altitude: 2600 m – 3600 m
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: 10 km
Habitat: Moorland

Day 4: KIKELEWA – MAWENZI TARN

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all-round views and a tangible sense of wilderness – we pass later through the lunar desert of the Saddle, this is the lava covered expanse between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Later in the afternoon we will reach Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m) where we camp overnight and bed down early in preparation for the ascent to the summit the next day. This is a spectacular setting, in a cirque directly behind the towering aspires of Mawenzi. The rest of your afternoon can be spent resting or exploring the surrounding area to aid with acclimatization. Stay overnight at Mawenzi Tarn.

Altitude: 3600 m- 4700 m
Hiking time: 4 hours Distance: 10 km
Habitat: Moorland and Alpine Desert

Day 5: MAWENZI TARN – SCHOOL CAMP

Today we pass through the lunar desert of the Saddle. This is the lava covered expanse between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. We pass by to the bottom of Kibo Crater Wall to School campsite. Today’s walk is not very far, but due to the altitude, takes 5 hours. This is an important part of the climb as you can now completely acclimatize to the surroundings. Best you get to bed early this evening (at the latest 19:00) as you will be rising at around 11:00 to begin your summit attempt. Make sure all your kit is in order so you do not have to scramble for everything in the morning. Stay overnight at School hut.

Day 6: KIBO HUT – UHURU PEAK – HOROMBO HUT

We have a very early start for the final ascent, leaving the hut in the middle of the night to arrive at Uhuru Peak just after dawn. It is a 4 to 5 hour slow walk to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5690m) followed by a further 1 to 2 hour walk around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Here you will have the most incredible views of the surrounding gigantic glaciers and ice cliffs, with the plains of Africa spread out below you. Don’t get too relaxed and spend too much time on the summit, even if the weather is good. Cold and fatigue will set in quickly and you may find it very difficult to get started again. So spend a little time to enjoy the fact that you have conquered Kilimanjaro, get the camera out and take some pictures, then it will be best that you get moving again – it’s a long way down!
The first part of your descent to Kibo hut will take almost another 3 hours. After a short rest you will begin the next part of your descent – it will take another 3 hours of hiking to get to Horombo hut where you will spend the night. Later you can enjoy your last dinner on the mountain. You will no doubt have a good sleep, feeling exhilarated and proud of your achievement. Stay overnight at Horombo Hut.

Altitude: 4700 m – 5895 m – 3720 m
Hiking time: 15 – 16 hours
Distance: 30 km
Habitat: Snow, Ice and Stoney scree, Moorland

Day 7: HOROMBO HUT – MARANGU GATE

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, you continue your descent passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate – this will take the best part of 6 hours. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. To make your achievement official, you will receive a summit certificate. If you reached Gillman’s Point you will be presented with a green certificate, and if you made it all the way to Uhuru Peak you will have earned yourself a gold certificate. You will then take a road transfer back to Arusha where you will be welcomed back to the hotel. Take some time out for a long hot shower, and indulge in a drink or three to celebrate before getting a decent night’s rest in a comfortable bed. Stay overnight at Arusha.

Altitude: 3720 m – 1980 m
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km
Habitat: Moorland and Rain forest

Day 8: DEPARTURE

Our staff will transfer you back to (JRO) or Kilimanjaro International airport for your onward flights to Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam or Arusha for your national parks safari.

8 Days Lemosho Route

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Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route approaches Kilmanjaro from the western side. It is a little used beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau where it then joins the Machame Route. It can also be used to take the Western Breach Approach to the summit. It has beautiful rain forest with flowers.

This route travels through forests which may contain big game animals such as buffalo and elephant.

Day 1: Arrival

Our staff will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to your prearranged hotel for the night. Before dinner, your guide will go through all your equipment and supplies; they will sit with you and brief you on the climb ahead. Turn in early and get a good nights sleep because you are about to start

Day 2 (Hiking day 1): Londorosi gate to Forest Camp (Mti Mkubwa)

The day starts with our staff meeting you after your breakfast at your hotel Together you will drive to Londorosi Gate where you will complete the required sign-in and registration. Here your guide(s), porters, and cook will organize all the equipment and supplies fro the trip. After all is ready, you will start hiking for a few hours through a lush rain forest jungle. You may well need your raingear today. Here you will learn about the plants and local wildlife from your guide.
You will have lunch on the trail and then after an afternoon hike will arrive at Forest Camp also known as Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa).
You will spend the night in your tent that the porters have already pitched by the time you arrive. Water will be boiled and you will be given warm water to clean up before your cook provides dinner.

Overnight: Forrest Camp (Mti Mkubwa)
Altitude Range: 2,100 m (7,000 ft) to 2,650 m (8,700 ft)
Distance: 10 km (6 miles)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Rain Forrest

Day 3 (Hiking day 2): Forest Camp to Shira One Camp.

In the morning you will be greeted by your camp crew at your tent with tea and hot water to wash with before enjoying breakfast at the mess tent. Today’s walk will take us through the forest where lunch will be served on the way. After lunch we hike through Shira Ridge and you will get your first glimpse of Kilimanjaro ahead. We will camp on Shira plateau on at Shira One Camp.
Once again you will be greeted with warm water for washing and dinner before retiring to your tent for the night.
Here the temperature may well drop to freezing.

Overnight: Shira One Camp
Altitude Range: 2,750 m (9,000 ft) to 3,600 m (11,800 ft)
Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
Hiking Time: 6 hrs
Habitat: Rain forest and moorland

Day 4 (Hiking day 3): Shira One Camp to Shira Two Camp

This will be an easier day to allow for some recuperation. In the morning after your greeting by your faithful camp crew at your tent with tea and hot water you will be enjoying breakfast at the mess tent. Today’s walk will take us through the more forest where lunch will be served on the way. After lunch we continue the hike to Shira Two Camp. Here you will be joining hikers from the Machame Route.
Here the temperature may well drop to freezing.

Overnight: Shira Two Camp
Altitude Range: 3,600 m (11,800 ft) to 3,850 (12,600 ft)
Distance: 5 km (3 miles)
Hiking Time: 3-4hrs
Habitat: moorland

DAY 5 (HIKING DAY 4): Shira Two Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp

From Shira Camp the route turns east towards Kibo and you will find yourself hiking through semi-desert and then the fairly rocky conditions that surround Lava Tower at 4,600 meters (15,100 ft) where you will have lunch. After lunch you descend again by approximately 650 meters to Barranco Camp. Along the way you should make the most of the excellent vantage points which overlook the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is located in a valley just below the Breach and gives an impressive look of Great Barranco Wall.

Enjoy a magnificent sunset while you wait for your cook to finish preparing a well deserved dinner and the porters get your tents ready for a night of rest in sub zero temperatures.

Altitude range: 3,850 meters (12,600 ft) – 4,600 meters (15,100 ft) – 3,950 meters (12,950 ft)
Hiking time: 7 hours approx
Distance: 12 km
Habitat: Semi desert and desert
Optional Extra Acclimatization

DAY 6 (HIKING DAY 5)

If you like, and we highly recommend this as it improves your chances of success by 75%, hiking day 4 can be spent as an acclimatization day. On this day you will walk from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp. It will take around 4 hours to cover 7 km (4.3 miles) through Alpine Desert. Your guide will use this walk to assess your strength and stamina for the summit ahead. This also assists your guide in determining the pace you should summit at and what time to wake up to begin hiking for the summit.

This evening you will be sleeping at an altitude of around 4,200 meters (13,700 ft) above sea level. If you opt for this extra day you will only ascend by 360 meters, hence giving you sufficient time to acclimatize along with a bit of a rest.

DAY 5/6 (HIKING DAY 4/5): Barranco camp – Barafu Camp

After breakfast you will leave Barranco Camp (or Karanga Camp if you opted for the acclimatization day) and make your way up the Great Barranco Wall. This part of the climb may look far worse than it really is! From the Great Barranco Wall you will then descend through the Karanga Valley over intervening ridges and valleys, to the junction that connects with the Mweka Route.
We will help you make sure you fill up with water in the Karanga Valley as there will be no water at Barafu Camp where you will be spending part of the night.
At Barafu Camp, at an altitude of 4,560 meters (15,000 ft), your tents will be pitched on a narrow, stony, and dangerous ridge and is exposed to all the elements. Bank on winds and a freezing night.

At camp, your guide will advise you to familiarize yourself with your surroundings before dark, as you will be leaving in the dark before midnight to make the final ascent to the summit.
You will also need to spend some time preparing your equipment for your summit attempt. Ensure that your headlamp and camera along with batteries are in order and make sure you have spare sets of batteries available as well. Also have your water in a thermal flask.
Make sure you are in bed by 19:00 (7 PM) as you will only have about 4½ hours before your wake up call. It may be difficult, but it is important to get as much sleep as possible.

Altitude range: 3,950 meters (12,950 ft) – 4,560 meters (15,000 ft)
Hiking time: 7 hours from Barranco or 3 hours from Karanga
Distance: About 13 km’s (8 miles) from Barranco or 6 km’s (3.7 miles) from Karanga
Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY 7/8 (HIKING DAY 6/7)): Barafu camp – Stella Point – Uhuru Peak (SUMMIT) – Mweka Campsite

Today will by far be your TOUGHEST day of the climb, you will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you head off into the night towards Stella Point on the Kibo Crater rim. The walk to Stella point is for many climbers probably the most mentally and physically challenging part of the entire route. You will be hiking about 6 hours through rocky terrain and scree to get to Stella Point where you will stop for a rest and if the weather cooperates, one of the most stunning sites you may see in your lifetime – a truly magnificent sunrise over all of Africa! Departing from Stella Point, you will follow a path along the crater rim that is not steep but more than likely you will be walking through snow for the next 2 hour until you finally reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5,895 meter (19,340 ft).

CONGRATULATIONS you made it!

Don’t get too relaxed and spend too much time on the summit, even if the weather is good. Cold and fatigue will set in quickly and you may find it very difficult to get started again. So spend a little time to enjoy the fact that you have conquered Kilimanjaro, get the camera out and take some pictures, then it will be best that you get moving again as it’s a long way down! The first part of your descent back through the scree to Barafu will take almost 3 hours. Here you will stop for a short rest before heading down to Mweka Hut. It will take about 4 hours to work your way down the rock and scree path to the moorland and eventually back into the rain forest. Oh what a feeling as oxygen once again returns to your body! Mweka Camp. Dinner and overnight at mweka camp.

Altitude range: 4,600 meters (15,000 ft) – 5,895 meters (19,340 ft) – 3,100 meters (10,200 ft)
Hiking time: 9 hours
Distance:16 kilometres
Habitat: Snow, Ice and Stony scree.

DAY 8/9 (HIKING DAY 7/8): Mweka camp – Mweka Gate -hotel

After breakfast in mweka camp descend to mweka gate.3-4 hrs met and transfer to hotel or air port.

7 Days Machame Route

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Machame Route

Kilimanjaro routes Machame Route This route is also known as the “Whiskey Route” because as the drink is difficult to swallow, so this route is more difficult than the easier to swallow Coca-Cola which is the nick name for the Marangu route. The day walks are longer and steeper and generally physically more challenging than the Marangu route.

This route attracts around 23% of the total climbers on the mountain. We feel that this is one of the most varied and scenic route up Kilimanjaro and would highly recommend it. It is done by 6-7 days depends with a time of climbers. It is recommended to do 7 days. This is because of getting time of acclimatization.
This route offers some of the most varied and best views of all the routes. It also excellent for acclimatization due to walk down and up in other areas. The route is in south west comes up to the middle of SHIRA and KIBO. Goes to kibo in west side. From shira cave the route goes to lava tower..4600m(15,000ft) descend to to 3950 m (13,000 ft) for overnight. This is the great way to acclimatize. Accommodations are in tents.

DAY 1: Arrival

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport. Transfer to hotel where you will spend the night, your guide will sit with you, go through your equipment, help you pack, and brief you about trek. Enjoy a dinner and get sleep to get prepare for trek.

DAY 2 (HIKING DAY 1): Machame Gate – Machame Camp

After breakfast you will be transferred from your hotel to Machame gate. Here you will check-in and your team of guides, porters, and cook will organize all and you may well need your rain gear. After you have registered at the gate office and your guide has taken care of all the required especially permit walk start.
Begin trekking through rain forest on a winding trail, for 5-6 hours to machame hut camp.3000m. dinner and overnight.
You can expect temperatures may drop to freezing during the night.

DAY 3 (HIKING DAY 2): Machame hut camp – Shira cave camp.

After breakfast. Leave the rain forest and ascending path and walk along a steep rocky ridge through heather and moorland until the end of ridge 3800m then goes down to the shira cave campsite.3740m 5-6hours. Dinner and overnight at shira cave campsite
At this camp temperature may drop up to below zero during the night.

DAY 4 (HIKING DAY 3): Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp

From Shira Camp the route turns east towards Kibo and you will find yourself hiking through semi-desert and then the fairly rocky conditions that surround Lava Tower at 4,600 meters (15,100 ft) where you will have lunch. After lunch you descend again by approximately 650 meters to Barranco Camp. Along the way you should make the most of the excellent vantage points which overlook the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is located in a valley just below the Breach and gives an impressive look of Great Barranco Wall. This walk take 6-8 hours.overnight in baranco camp.

DAY 5 (HIKING DAY 4)

If you like, and we highly recommend this as it improves your chances of success by 75%, hiking day 4 can be spent as an acclimatization day. On this day you will walk from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp. It will take around 4 hours to cover 7 km (4.3 miles) through Alpine Desert. Your guide will use this walk to assess your strength and stamina for the summit ahead. This also assists your guide in determining the pace you should summit at and what time to wake up to begin hiking for the summit.
This evening you will be sleeping at an altitude of around 3930 meters above sea level. If you opt for this extra day you will only ascend by 360 meters, hence giving you sufficient time to acclimatize along with a bit of a rest.

DAY 5/6 (HIKING DAY 4/5): Barranco camp – Barafu Camp

After breakfast you will leave Barranco Camp (or Karanga Camp if you opted for the acclimatization day) and make your way up the Great Barranco Wall. This part of the climb may look far worse than it really is! From the Great Barranco Wall you will then descend through the Karanga Valley. For those who are going 7 days will overnight in Karanga campsite. This is good because helps for acclimatization.

For those who are going 6 days will go up to Barafu campsite. Which will take 6-8 hours from baranco to barafu campsite.

At Barafu Camp, at an altitude of 4600 meters
At camp, your guide will advise you to familiarize yourself with your surroundings before dark, as you will be leaving in the dark before midnight to make the final ascent to the summit.
You will also need to spend some time preparing your equipment for your summit attempt. Ensure that your headlamp and camera along with batteries are in order and make sure you have spare sets of batteries available as well. Also have your water in a thermal flask.
Make sure you are in bed by 19:00 (7 PM) as you will only have about 4½ hours before your wake up call. It may be difficult, but it is important to get as much sleep as possible.

DAY 6/7 (HIKING DAY 5/6)): Barafu camp – Stella Point – Uhuru Peak (SUMMIT) – Mweka Campsite

Today will by far be your TOUGHEST day of the climb, you will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you head off into the night towards Stella Point on the Kibo Crater rim. The walk to Stella point is for many climbers probably the most mentally and physically challenging part of the entire route. You will be hiking about 6 hours through rocky terrain and scree to get to Stella Point where you will stop for a rest and if the weather cooperates, one of the most stunning sites you may see in your lifetime – a truly magnificent sunrise over all of Africa! Departing from Stella Point, you will follow a path along the crater rim that is not steep but more than likely you will be walking through snow for the next 2 hour until you finally reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5,895 meter (19,340 ft).

CONGRATULATIONS you made it! The walk take about 6-8 hrs.

It is not recommended to use long time on the summit due to weather problem. You use 5-10 minutes for taking pictures and then down.
Back to mweka hut camsite via barafu camp. Mweka hut campsite is 3100m elevation.
Dinner and overnight in mweka hut.

DAY 7/8 (HIKING DAY 6/7) Mweka campsite to mweka gate.

After breakfast descend to mweka park gate in 3-4 hrs. where you will be met and transfer to airport or hotels.

6 Days Marangu Route

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Depending on your personal travel itinerary before the climb, a pre-climb briefing and packing list/equipment check will be done one day before the climb starts (or a few days before, if possible, in case anything has to be hired or bought at the last minute).

DAY 1
Marangu Gate (1970m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)
Hiking distance and time: 12km in 4 hours
Habitat: Rainforest
Lunch and dinner provided

Leave Arusha at 8am and drive for 1 hour to Moshi at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. Pick up guides and travel onwards to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Fill out necessary registration paperwork at the park gate.

Hike begins at about 10:30am
Start the approx 3-4 hour walk to Mandara Hut (2700m). Stop half way for lunch.
Reach Mandara Hut at about 2:30pm. Unpack, rest and have some tea or coffee.
Dinner is served around 7pm. If you feel up to it, your guide can take you to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away), as there are views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania.
Bathrooms are available with running water.

DAY 2
Mandara Huts (2700m) – Horombo Huts (3720m)
Hiking distance and time: 15km in 6 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Be ready for breakfast at 7:30am and pack for the next leg. Break camp at about 8:30am and hike for 5-6 hours to Horombo Huts (3720m). On the way, you will travel through more scrub-type vegetation and finally see great views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo. Stop half way for lunch. Arrive at Horombo Huts at about 3pm. Rest, unpack and prepare for dinner. Bathrooms are available with running water.

DAY 3
Horombo Huts (3720m) all day.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Even though this day is used as an acclimatization day, you will still walk about 4 hours up to Mawenzi Hut and back. Experience summit-type weather during your short practice climb. Overnight again at Horombo Hut.

DAY 4
Horombo Huts (3720m) – Kibo Huts (4703m)
Hiking distance and time: 15km in 7 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert
Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Wake up to breakfast as usual (if you wake before sun-up, you can get some great sunrise photos). Pack and begin the hike to Kibo Huts (4703m). The first half of the day’s trek will traverse the upper heathland, while the second half crosses the vast saddle that connects Mawenzi and Kibo. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. The day’s hike should take 6 to 7 hours, stopping half way for lunch. No running water at Kibo Huts.

DAY 5
SUMMIT DAY! Kibo Huts (4703m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m)
Hiking distance and time: 6km up in 7 hours and then 21km down (in 7 hours) to Horombo Huts.
Habitat: Alpine desert
Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided

Wake at around midnight as this is summit day! This section happens early morning so you can reach the summit around sunrise. Eat a light breakfast, get your head torch out and around 1am start shuffling up to Gilman’s Point (5685m), on the rim of the crater. See picture to the left which outlines this last “push”. This last part is the toughest and it is where you need to pull out all that mental energy that you never knew you had inside you. Listen to your guides and simply concentrate of putting one foot in front of the other… you can do it! Once you get to Gilman’s Point around 7am, you will move around the crater for a couple more hours till you reach Uhuru Peak (5895m), the summit. After a short time to catch your breath and take some pictures, you will start the descent back down to Kibo Huts for a short rest and to collect your things. Afterwards, continue the descent down and across the saddle to Horombo Huts where you will spend the night. Eat dinner and get some well-deserved sleep.

DAY 6
Continue descending for 7 hours from Horombo Huts to Marangu Gate.
Wake as usual, pack and get ready to descend to Mandara Huts. Before starting the trek down, you may like to take those last set of pictures of your climbing team as well as give out all the tips. Once you get to Mandara Huts, you will take lunch and continue onto the park gate where you will be met by a Safaris-R-Us representative and driven back to Arusha. You should reach the park gate around 2:30pm. Once there, say good bye to your new “Kili brothers” before getting into the car to go back to Arusha. Enjoy a long overdue shower upon your return!

Depending on your personal itinerary, a post-climb briefing will be organized. During this briefing, a white certificate with a green frame will be given to you if you reached Gilman’s Point (5685m) and a white certificate with a gold frame will be given to you if you reached Uhuru Peak (5895m).

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