7 days mt. kilimanjaro climbing
Nairobi to Moshi
0700 to 0730 hrs: Pick from your Nairobi hotel. 0800 hrs: Depart town of Namanga arriving at 1000hrs. Continue to Arusha for lunch after immigration formalities. Drive to Moshi where the afternoon is spent organizing climbing gear. Dinner and overnight at Springlands Hotel-Moshi.
Moshi to Mandara Hut
After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu gate, an altitude of 1,860m. Walk 9 kms to Mandara hut, 2,744m (9,000) above sea level through dense semi-tropical rain forest, for first overnight on Kilimanjaro.
Meals and overnight at the hut.
Mandara to Horombo Hut
Start early morning for a ten hour walk towards Horombo. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. You spend your second night on the mountain at Horombo hut, an altitude of 3,761m (12,335 ft)
Horombo to Kibo Hut
Take a tiring 13 km walk which takes 6hrs to Kibo hut 4,732m (15,520 ft) above sea level. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundsel and lobelia appear. Meals and overnight at the hut.
Kibo to Uhuru Peak and Horombo Hut
The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2.00a.m. It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman's Point 5,681m (18,630 ft). From Gilman's it takes 11/2 to 2hrs to Uhuru peak, 5,896 m (19,344 ft). Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight.
Horombo to Moshi
Descent is rapid. After breakfst, walk down to Marangu gate for transfer to Moshi. Overnight at springlands Hotel, Moshi.
Moshi to Nairobi
After breakfast, drive to Arusha for Lunch, then to Nairobi Via Namanga border town, arriving early in the evening.
- Inclusive of transport,
- Meals while trekking,
- Park entry fee,
- Hut/camping fees.