DAY 1: TRANSFER TO MARANGU GATE (HIKE TO MANDARA HUT)
8.00 a.m pick clients from the hotel and drive to Marangu gate then start walk through a thick rain forest which takes four hours to Mandara Hut 2,750 m for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: HIKE TO HOROMBO HUT (3,489M)
After breakfast proceed walk slowly following a trek through the forest and then through the savanna bush to Horombo Hut (3,489m) for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: COSSING THE BARREN SUB ALPINE TERRAIN (4,703M)
A hard days climb to Kibo Hut 4,703 m 6 – 7 hours crossing the barren sub-Alpine terrain of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Needed to relax on arrival as the next stage begins shortly after midnight, this fall on day 5.
DAY 4: HIKE TO GILL MANS POINT (5,681M) – PROCEED TO THE SUMMIT
Making a very early start to around 1.00a.m, follow the zig zag path up the screen stopping frequently to catch your breath in this starlit air. This is the steepest and most demanding section of the climb, five hours to Gillmans point 5,681m to and most to see sunrise behind Mawenzi, Illuminating plain. Then walk further 45 minutes around the crater and up to the highest point UHURU peak, the summit of Africa.
DAY 5: RETURN TO BASE AND TRANSFER TO ARUSHA
It is much easier day as we have luxury of walking downhill on the way to the waiting vehicle at Marangu gate for transfer to your Hotel (Arusha / Moshi.)