The most popularly and easy way up and down.The route is more demanding but we have modified to make an easier path but challenging. The route is more demanding but much quieter and more scenic that makes Kilimanjaro trekking more rewarding.

ITINERARY

Day

Place

Details

1.

Mandara Hut

This morning you drive (about 2 hours) through Kilimanjaro's semi-tropical foothills to Marangu (1,372m), situated on the southeastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there are usually some excellent views of the snow-capped peak. Overnight stay Mandara Hut - 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

2.

Horombo Hut (3,720m)

Your second day on the mountain starts with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest.
Vegetation: Rolling alpine Meadow dotted with giant Heather.Gain a possible altitude of 1000m.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

3.

Horombo Hut

A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatise gradually to the altitude. Statistics show that an acclimatisation day like this effectively doubles the chance of making it to the summit.
Activities: Walk to the viscinity of the camp to the base of Mawenzi peakwith aa altitude of 4,600 m before you return to the Camp.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

4.

Kibo Hut (4,705m)

The landscape becomes progressively more rocky and rugged as you leave the ‘everlasting flowers' and other bizarre alpine plants behind.
Vegetation:Giant groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. Trail up to Kibo (about 5- 7 Hours) Skirting Mawenzi Peak, you pass ‘Last Water' then cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto "The Saddle", a broad tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.
Tonight you prepare for tomorrow\'s final assault - THE SUMMIT
Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

5.

Uhuru Peak (5,896m)

This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen - which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer\'s Cave - named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the ascent!). Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi - the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

6.

Back To ARUSHA.

The pace quickens as you triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Arusha. Breakfast and Lunch are included in this day.