Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa! Situated south of the equator – in Tanzania – at 19,340 feet, (5895m) this is Africa’s highest mountain and the highest “free standing” mountain in the world. Its permanent glaciers, in tropical Africa, give it its spectacular image and is the greatest reward for heroic climbers whose satisfaction lasts a lifetime.
Mount Kilimanjaro can be the experience of a lifetime! It is a challenge which cannot be taken lightly. Our dedicated team will provide the best possible routes to make your climb safe and comfortable. If this is your first time to challenge Mount Kilimanjaro, take it easy. We create the best itineraries to make your dream come true!
Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
You will meet our driver(s) at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), and transfer you to hotel or lodge in Arusha.
Day 1: Rongai gate- Simba Camp 2671m.
Check-in to Rongai gate (Nalemoru) border of Tanzania & kenya. Ascend to to simba camp. Dinner and overnight. Hiking time: 2-3 hours
Day 2: Simba camp to Kikelelwa Cave
Leave simba cave early morning,take a long walk to Kikelwa caves (3679m) for dinner and overnight. Hiking time: 6-8 hours walking.
Day 3:Kikelelwa Cave to Turn hut
Leave Kikelelwa camp (3679m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4330m) The camp is free for acclimatization during evening.Hiking time :3-4 hours walking.
Day 4:Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) – Kibo hut (4700m)
Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remaining time of day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp
Day 5: Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
After light breakfast, you will start your summit journey at 12:00 am. Enjoy your special night by walking slowly slowly (polepole). You might be exhausted on the way up but never give up, just keep on going while drinking frequently. At Gilman’s Point 5,681m you will be able to spend short time drinking tea/hot water. It will take 1 hour and a half from Gilman’s Point to Uhuru peak. Congratulations! Enjoy your moment celebrate conquering the peak of Africa, After taking photographs descend back to Kibo for short rest before descend to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 6:Horombo Hut- Marangu gate
After the last breakfast on the mountain, you will descend about 5 to 6 hours back to Marangu Gate to collect your certificates. Our drivers will be waiting for you at Marangu Gate to take you back to hotel or lodge in Arusha.