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Team will be received at Kilimanjaro International Airport by our representative and will be taken to Hotel.
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2,700 m): 5 – 6 hours walking. After having your breakfast we will make a short journey from hotel to National Park gate and complete necessary formalities at the park gate. We start the climbs through fascinating tropical rain forest; Mandara hut would be our night halt. Rest and relax the beautiful forest around the camp.
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 4 – 5 hours walking. Today the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into moorland and, in clear weather, there are great views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We arrive at Horombo Hut by mid-afternoon, where once can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around the camp. Night halt
Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks, this extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horrombo hut. Horombo hut to further improve our acclimatization.
Horrombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4,700 m.); 4 – 5 hours walking. Today we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. These 6-7 hours walking will be taken at a slow pace until we reach Kibo Hut (4,700m), where we will spend the night in a comfortable hut. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3,720 m.): Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut.
Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (5 – 6 hours walking) Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu National Park, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Hotel for dinner and overnight.