Day 01: Arusha (1.540m) - Marangu Gate - Mandara (2.750m) :

  • 2 hour drive to Marangu gate (plantation of bananas, coffee, maize)
  • Registration at the National Kilimanjaro Park office
  • Start trek to Mandara hut
  • Four hours walk through forest zone till Mandara hut
  • Overnight in Mandara huts

Day 02: Mandara (2.750m) - Horombo Hut (3.780m) :

  • Seven hours walk till Horombo hut (3.780m)
  • Short time through forest
  • Rest of the day though heather and moorland zone
  • Camping place is a valley surrounded with giant lobelia and groundsel
  • Overnight in Horombo huts

Day 03: Horombo Hut (3.780m) - acclimatisation :

  • Acclimatisation walk till 4.000m direction Mawenzi hut
  • On the way "zebra rock"
  • Rest place at 4.300 m (fantastic view on Kilimanjaro, Mawenzi and Kibo hut)
  • Overnight in Horombo huts

Day 04: Horombo Hut (3.780m) - Kibo Hut (4.750m) :

  • Six hours walk till Kibo hut (4.750m)
  • Rugged and rocky landscape
  • Lobelias & groundsels
  • Overnight in Kibo huts

Day 05: Kibo Hut (4.750m) - Gillmans Point (5.680m) - Uhuru Peak (5.895m) - Horombo Hut (3.780m) :

  • Six hours night climb to Gillmans Point (5.680m)
  • Start around midnight
  • Last part to Gillmans Point very steep
  • One hour walk along the crater's rim till Uhuru Peak (5.895m) the highest point of Africa
  • Descent to Horombo
  • Overnight in Horombo huts

Day 06: Horombo Hut (3.780m) - Marangu Gate - Arusha :

  • Descent to Marangu Gate
  • 2 hours drive to Arusha

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Day 01: Arusha (1.540m) - Machame Gate - Machame Camp (3.000m) :

  • 2 hour drive to Machame gate (plantation of bananas, coffee, maize)
  • Registration at the National Kilimanjaro Park office at Machame.
  • In the morning trek through dense montane forest to Machame Hut (3.000m)
  • In the afternoon trek through giant heather
  • Overnight in Machame camp
  • The whole trek takes between 5 and 7 hours

Day 02: Machame Camp (3.000m) - Shira Camp (3.800m) :

  • Leaving the forest,
  • The trail follows a steep ridge
  • Heather and open moorlands,
  • Crossing a large gorge to reach Shira Camp (3.800m)
  • Overnight in Shira Camp
  • The whole trek takes between 5 and 7 hours

Day 03: Shira Camp (3.800m) - Barranco Camp (3.900m) :

  • The path turn eastwards
  • Ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco Hut (3.900m).
  • Overnight in Barranco Camp
  • The whole trek takes between 5 and 7 hours

Day 04: Barranco Camp (3.900m) - Barafu Camp (4.600m) :

  • The path climbs steeply out of the Barranco Valley,
  • Crosses the Karanga Valley,
  • Turns north to reach Barafu Camp (4.600m).
  • Overnight in Barafu Camp
  • The whole trek takes between 8 and 9 hours

Day 05: Barufu Camp (4.600m) - Uhuru Peak (5.895m) - MwekaCamp (3.100m) :

  • Start around midnight
  • The path climbs up the western ridge of the Southeast Valley,
  • At the main wall the path became very steep true scree and snow
  • Reach the crater rim at Stella Point (5.896m)
  • From here join the route from Gillman's Point
  • Continue westward the Kibo rim till Uhuru Peak (5.895m) the highest point of Africa
  • The climb takes between 6 and 7,5 hours
  • Back to Stella Point
  • Down to Barafu camp
  • Further steep down through giant heather
  • The way down till Mweka hut take another 4,5 till 7 hours
  • Overnight Mweka camp (3.100m)

Day 06: Mweka Camp (3.100m) - Mweka Village - Arusha :

  • Descend steeply through the forest
  • Narrow path by rainy weather very muddy
  • After the path widens to a track which leads to Mweka Gate
  • 2 hours drive to Arusha

 

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Day 01: Arusha (1.540m) - Umbwe Gate (1.400m) -Umbwe Cave (2.850m) :

  • 2 hour drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Umbwe.
  • Trek along a narrow ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers to reach Umbwe Cave (2.850m)
  • The whole trek takes between 4 and 5 hours
  • Overnight in tents

Day 02: Umbwe Cave (2.850m) - Barranco Hut (3.950m) :

  • From caves follow the path up the rich
  • Trail leaves the forest and passes through heather
  • Once in open moorland view on first peaks
  • Junction paths who leads to Lava Tower Hut and Barranco Hut
  • Follow right path to Barranco hut (3.950m)
  • The whole trek takes between 3 and 4 hours
  • Overnight in tents

Day 03: Barranco Camp (3.950m) - Karanga Valley :

  • Steeply climbs out of the Barracno Valley,
  • crosses the Barranco wall to the South
  • Overnight Karanga Valley
  • The whole trek takes between 4 and 5 hours
  • Overnight in tents

Day 04: Karanga Valley - Barafu Hut (4.600m) :

  • Leave the Karanga Valley,
  • Turns north to reach Barafu Hut (4.600m).
  • Overnight in Barafu Camp
  • The whole trek takes between 4 and 5 hours

Day 05: Barafu Hut (4.600m) - Uhuru Peak (5.895m) - Mweka Camp (3.100m) :

  • Start around midnight
  • The path climbs up the western ridge of the Southeast Valley,
  • At the main wall the path became very steep true scree and snow
  • Reach the crater rim at Stella Point (5.896m)
  • From here join the route from Gillman's Point
  • Continue westward the Kibo rim till Uhuru Peak (5.895m) the highest point of Africa
  • The climb takes between 6 and 7,5 hours
  • Back to Stella Point
  • Down to Barafu hut
  • Further steep down through giant heather
  • The way down till Mweka hut take another 4,5 till 7 hours
  • Overnight Mweka Camp (3.100m)

Day 06: Mweka Hut (3.100m) - Mweka Village - Arusha :

  • Descend steeply through the forest
  • Narrow path by rainy weather very muddy
  • After the path widens to a track which leads to Mweka Gate
  • The way back to Mweka village takes between 3 and 4 hours
  • 2 hours drive to Arusha

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