DAY 1: Nairobi-Moshi
Boards shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)
DAY 2: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara hut (2700m)
Hiking time: 5 hoursDistance: About 12 km’sHabitat: Montane forest Moorland
After breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).
DAY 3:Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 15 km’s Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).
Horombo Hut to 4700 Mr. of altitude, the second stage of the rise at the top of Kilimandjaro. De Horombo Hut on our line, there is Mawenzi, for the informed amateurs. The following stages will be Kibo Hut/Gilman’ S point/Uhuru Peak the top with 5896 m. Heit.
DAY 4: Horombo hut (3720m) – Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 15 km’sHabitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)
Uhuru peak the Roof of Africa!
DAY 5:SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru
6 hours to descend to Horombo Distance:
6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour’s walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight
DAY 6:Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km’s
Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 7: After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either:
(a) The National Park (This can be arranged)
(b) Kilimanjaro International Airport
(c) Arusha Town
(d) Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30 PM
CHECKLIST OF RECOMMENDED ITEMS:
Waterproof Rucksack and Daypack, Sleeping bag (at least 3 seasons), Water purifying tablets, Insulation pad, Boots and light walking shoes, Balaclava and Woolen hat or Scarf, Snow goggles / Sun glasses, Gaiters, Gloves, Sweaters / Jumpers Pants and Jackets (waterproof), Water bottle, Anorak / raincoat, Several pairs of socks, First aid kit and insect repellent Sun protection cream and Lip salve, Personal toiletry requirements, Flash light with spare batteries, Whistle and some plastic Bags, Walking stick / Ski-pole.
EQUIPMENT AND COST FOR HIRING PER ITEM FOR THE ENTIRE TREK:
Day Pack: US$10.00, Torch: US$10.00, Mountain Boots: US$20.00, Sun Glasses: US$5.00, Wool Hat / Balaclava: US$5.00, Wool Socks: US$2.00, Warm Trousers: US$10.00, Sleeping Bag: US$15.00, Warm Bottle: US$5.00, Long Inner Wear: US$5.00, Cutters: US$5.00, Rain Coat: US$5.00, Rain Trouser: US$5.00, Walking Stick: US$5.00, Gloves: US$5.00, Warm Jacket: US$10.00, Pull Over / Sweater: US$10.00, Scarf: US$5.00, Ponchoo for Rain: US$10.00, Roll Mat: US$10.00 .
NB: Your meal plan advices will be put into consideration too