Day 1:Arusha / Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara hut
Elevation: 1200 m to 1,750 m to 2,750 m
Distance: 9 km
Trekking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
You will be transferred to Marangu gate from the hotel and do a registration at the gate. Afterwards, you will begin trekking through the rain forest to Mandara hut. Here you will have an acclimatization opportunity of visiting Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut. 6-days-mt-kilimanjaro-climbing-marangu-route
Day 2: Mandara hut to Horombo hut.
Elevation: 2750 m to 3,807 m
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
After breakfast you will out climb the rain forest and continue trekking to Horombo hut where you will trek through rolling moorlands and get your first clear view of towering Kilimanjaro.
Day 3: Horombo hut 6-days-mt-kilimanjaro-climbing-marangu-route
Spend an extra day here at Horombo for acclimatization purposes. This day you will hike to Mawenzi Ridge or Zebra Rock to have your body adjust to higher altitudes. After this session you will return back to Horombo hut for lunch, resting until dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Horombo hut to Kibo hut – 6-days-mt-kilimanjaro-climbing-marangu-route
Elevation(m):3807m to 4725m
Distance: 13 km
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
After a good night rest and breakfast you will trek past the last water point to reach Kibo saddle a great desert between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo. 6 days Umbwe Route is without doubt the most challenging and strenuous route up Mount Kilimanjaro An early dinner and overnight at Kibo hut.
Day 5: Summit Day Kibo Hut camp to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut camp
Elevation: 4,695 m to 5,895 m to 3,690 m
Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down
Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Wake at midnight to a light breakfast then prepare for your summit ascent. Because you will climb to the summit in the dark you will need to have your headlamps / flashlights. It will also be very cold until 6 days Umbwe Route is without doubt the most challenging and strenuous route up Mount Kilimanjaro 6-days-mt-kilimanjaro-climbing-marangu-route you start descending, so you will need to have all of your warm layers. after sunrise. Switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 6 AM.
At this point, you will have a views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 2 hours of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some times for taking photo’s. 6-days-mt-kilimanjaro-climbing-marangu-route After your summit photos and taking in the view, descend back to the Kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your equipment and continue down through re-cross the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Have dinner and overnight at Horombo Camp.
Day 6: Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi
Elevation: 3,690 m to 1,830 m to 1,387 m
Distance: 18 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
After a long and enjoyable sleep you will be awake for breakfast and pack up, start descend through the moorland to Mandara Huts. Here you will have lunch then proceed with your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to Marangu park gate. 6-days-mt-kilimanjaro-climbing-marangu-route Here you will sign out then after a vehicle will take you to back to the hotel where it is definitely time for certificate presentation and celebration!