One of Africa’s most magnificent sights, Mount Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895m high. This almost perfectly shaped volcano is Africa’s highest peak, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. We follow the famous Marangu Route towards our final goal the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Depart for Namanga border town, continue to Arusha for lunch after immigration formalities. Afternoon at leisure in Arusha . Dinner and overnight in Arusha hotel.
Drive from Arusha to Marangu gate.The climb starts at Marangu gate through the fascinating rain forest to Mandara hut at 2744m (9000ft) Meals and overnight at the hut.
After breakfast climb through Alpine Meadows the altitude starts to be felt. Enjoying the Flora and view of Mamwenzi peak, Horombo Hut is reached at 3167m covering 12km from Mandara. Meals and covering overnight at Horombo Hut.
After breakfast resume the climb. The landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Giant groundsel and Lobellas appears. Kibo hut is reached at 4732m at the base of the peak itself
NOTE: No water or firewood is available after this point.
Hours of the morning at 2:00am. It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman’s point 5,681m (18640ft). From Gilman’s takes 1.5 to 2hrs to Uhuru Peak 5,896m (19340ft). Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight.
Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down the Marangu gate for transfer to Arusha. Dinner and overnight in Arusha.