7.15 a.m. Pick from your Nairobi hotel. 8.00 a.m. Depart
for Arusha arriving in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon
organising any gear you require for the trek. Overnight
at your Arusha hotel.
Day 2 Arusha/Mandara
After breakfast, drive to Moshi then on to the Marangu Park
Gate. the set off 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 3 Mandara/Horombo
Begin your trek to Horombo hut in an average hiking time
of 8 hours, lunch enroute. In clear weather Mawenzi and
Kibo peaks can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the hut.
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 Oilman's Point and Uhuru
Wake up at 2.00 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 I Vi hours to the summit Uhuru Peak,
the highest point in Africa 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 hotel for overnight.
Day 7 Arusha/Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi on the morning or afternoon