6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb, Marangu Route Tanzania 550
Day 1: Arrive in Kilimanjaro Airport
Forest walk en route Mandara hut
Views from Mount Kilimanjaro Summit
On arrival at the airport, be transferred to Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Arusha to Mandara Hut
Drive from Oasis Hotel to Marangu gate and spend around two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight at Mandara hut
Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Early morning breakfast and later ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight at Horombo hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Have breakfast and further ascend to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight at Kibo hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through Gilman?s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6 hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman?s point and from Gilman?s point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. You will reach the Mountain peak in the morning of the 5th day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo hut
Day 6: Kibo Hut to Marangu Gate - Arusha
After breakfast, descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to Moshi / Arusha, for your ongoing travel arrangements.