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6 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Moshi & Mount Kilimanjaro:TrekkTo Uhuru Peak

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Day 1: Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Day 1:
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, you will meet your team of guides and porters at the gate. Whilst in the forest you could see bright coloured birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. Once registrations finished you will start ascending leave the park buildings the walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 7kms(4-5 hours)
Accommodation: Mandara Hut

Day 2:
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
The second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie straight ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.
Meals: Breakast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 11kms (6-8 hours)
Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 3:
Horombo Hut
A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro. The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 5kms (4 hours)
Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 4:
Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
The scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo ,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Here you will start getting fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 9.5km (7 hours)
Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Day 5:
Uhuru Peak
This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Meals: Breakast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 22kms (12-15 hours)
Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 6:
Back to Moshi
The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi.

Meals: Breakast & Lunch
Distance Covered: 20.8kms (8 hours)
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
The second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie straight ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.
Meals: Breakast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 11kms (6-8 hours)
Accommodation: Horombo Hut
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Day 3: Horombo Hut

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro. The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 5kms (4 hours)
Accommodation: Horombo Hut
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
The scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo ,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Here you will start getting fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 9.5km (7 hours)
Accommodation: Kibo Hut
Duration: 7 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Day 5: Uhuru Peak

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Meals: Breakast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: 22kms (12-15 hours)
Accommodation: Horombo Hut
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Day 6: Back to Moshi

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi.

Meals: Breakast & Lunch
Distance Covered: 20.8kms (8 hours)
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cable Millan, Rengua Rd, Tanzania
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Breakfasts,Lunches,Dinners,Drinking water
  • Guide,Cook,Porters
Exclusions
  • Flights,Tipping the crew,Visas
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Kitano Tours And Safaris Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking
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260justinz
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Kilimanjaro climbing
Hi Kitano tours and safaris, I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you for organizing such a wonderful trek and
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