Day 1 : Moshi – Mandera
Pick Up from your hotel in Moshi at 8.00 am drive to Moshi then on the Marangu Park Gate the set of point for your three hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. Here we are at 2,774m above sea level on your first overnight on Kilimanjaro.
Day 2: Mandara – Horombo
Begin your trek to Horombo Hut in an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch en route. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen.Dinner and overnight at the hut, 3,761m.
Day 3: Horombo Acclimatizing
The whole day will be spent here acclimatizing, wake up call trekk up for 3 hours, then start descend for lunch, after lunch relax for the whole day, in the evening have a small walk along the valley, return to the Banda for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Horombo – Kibo
After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level in an average hiking time of 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like Lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.
Day 5: Kibo – Horombo via Gil man Point and Uhuru Peak.
Wake up at 02.00 a.m. for a pre-down attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gilman’s Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilman’s it takes 1 hour to summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in African at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.
Day 6: Horombo – Arusha
After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara.You will be transferred to your Arusha or Moshi to connect your shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving early evening where end your safari.