After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes) from Moshi town, register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion is a good way to see the atmosphere of the Northern part of Tanzania. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest
In the morning around 8:30 am after breakfast start trekking to Horombo hut. After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo hut. The view of Kibo summit and Mawenzi are both stunning and shinning in clear days. In most cases giant lobelias and groundsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point where most of the climbers uses it for acclimatization whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day give a wide change for successful summit the roof of Africa, remember extra is available on request.
In the morning after breakfast the trek will take you to the last water point walking into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heartland but then disappears into desert like structure. At Kibo you will have your dinner, followed by a nap and then at the middle of the night around 23:30 hour prepares yourself for summit climb.
Very early in the morning you will be awaken by your guide for a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate with some snacks. After a warm up start to the summit of Africa, The trek will take you to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim at 18,640 ft / 5,861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing you now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa: 19,340 ft / 5,895 m (1-2 hours). You will need a flash light, camera, sun glass as well as warm clothes as it gets too cold. While at the summit you will take your pictures and thereafter start descending down to Kibo hut for breakfast and a rest before proceeding to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast a steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m / 8,858 ft), the first stopping place of the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m / 6,004 ft.). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
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