Itinerary Overview

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Category:  Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Destinations: Kilimanjaro mountain
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Arusha
  • End in: Arusha
  • Recommended items: digital camera, binoculars, light clothes, safari boots, mosquito repellants, sun glasses, extra batteries, day back etc
  • Extra info: Provide porters and cookers to assist hikers while on the mountain

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Transfer To Kilimanjaro National Park Gate

  • Arrive at the Marangu gate in Moshi for registration formalities
  • Start climbing through tropical rainforest of coffee and banana plantations at the base of Kilimanjaro
  • Ascend to reach Mandara hut (2743 meters) for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Climb To Horombo Hut

  • Trek through rainforest for spectacular views of Kilimanjaro(Kibo and Mawenzi)
  • The trail leads to Horombo Hut (3720 meters) for the evening rest in the camp
  • Dinner and sleep at the hut.

Day 3: Hike To Kibo Hut

  • Ascend through barren volcanic landscape to the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo
  • Continue hiking to arrive at Kibo Hut (4700 meters) in the mid-day
  • Take the rest of the day off resting and taking much fluids in preparing for the final ascent
  • Retire to bed early around 19:00.

Day 4: Ascend To Gilman’s Point To Uhuru Peak

  • Wake up at 23:30 for a hot cup of tea and biscuits.
  • Add more warm clothes as the temperature tends to decrease
  • Leave at 1:00 am passing through volcanic scree to the summit ridge at Gilman’s Point (5700 meters)
  • Arrive in time for sunrise to enjoy the magnificent view
  • If interested, take another 1:30 hrs to Uhuru Peak (5895 meters) the highest peak of the mountain
  • Enjoy a fantastic experience while taking pictures and feeling accomplished standing at the roof of Africa
  • After a little rest and refreshments, start descending down the mountain which is quite fast
  • Arrive at Horombo hut after 11 hours of walking for resting and overnight stay

Day 5: Descend To Marangu Gate Through Mandara

  • After breakfast, descend through moorland walk to Mandara for little rest
  • Continue walking through the green forest for 5-6 hours to arrive at the gate
  • Upon your arrival, get awarded with certificates for a successful climb (golden certificates are awarded to hikers who reached Uhuru peak while green certificates are awarded to those who reached Gilman’s peak)
  • Head back to hotel in Moshi/ Arusha or depart for a flight back home.


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