• Five-day option available
• Six day option offers an extra day for acclimatization (highly
• Straightforward, with shorter hikes
• Cheaper than other routes as no camping required
• Summit night about an hour longer
• Hut accommodation available at all camps
• Bottled water, soft drinks and beer available at all camps
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi or Kilimanjaro International
Airport, where you will be met by a Tanzania Journeys’ representative
and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. Evening briefing at hotel
to prepare you for the climb ahead, followed by group dinner, an
opportunity for the group to get to know each other before the climb.
Day 2: You will be collected from the hotel and driven
to Marangu Gate (1800m) to start walking through a thick rain forest
which takes four hours to Mandara Hut (2727m). The Mandara Hut is
situated on the forest belt border just below the Maundi Crater.
Here you will have dinner and overnight.
Day 3: After breakfast proceed walking slowly following
a path through the forest and then through the heather and moor
land zone from where you can view Kilimanjaro’s two peaks
and Moshi town. Arrive Horombo Hut (3,720m) for dinner and overnight
Day 4: A hard day climb to Kibo Hut (4703 m), 6 –
7 hours crossing the barren sub – Alpine terrain of the saddle
between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. We relax on arrival to prepare for
the next stage which begins shortly after midnight.
Day 5: Making a very early start at around 1:00,
follow the zigzag path up the scree slope, stopping frequently to
catch breath in the starlit air. This is the steepest and most demanding
section for the climb, taking five hours to Gilliman's Point (5685m).
Gillman’s Point offers great views of the Eastern Ice fields.
See sunrise behind Mawenzi Peak illuminating the plain. Then walk
a further 45 minutes around the crater and up to the highest point
Uhuru Peak (5,895m), the roof of Africa where you will be rewarded
with stunning views of the spectacular glaciers illuminated by the
sunrise. Thereafter it is a 7 hour descent to Horombo Hut (3720m)
with a rest at Kibo Hut on route. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo
Day 6: This is a much easier day as you have the
luxury of walking downhill on the way to the waiting vehicle at
Marangu gate for transfer to your hotel. Evening dinner and get-together
at local Moshi venue to celebrate the success of the climb. Overnight
at a Moshi hotel.
Day 7: Morning departure for those catching Nairobi
flight, afternoon departure for those flying from Kilimanjaro International
Airport. Onward arrangements for those going on Safari or heading
Return transfers Nairobi or Kilimanjaro International to Moshi
2 nights Bed & Breakfast in a good standard hotel, based on
2 share twin/double room
2 Evening meals before and after climb
All Kilimanjaro National Park fees
Full board during climb
Services of Tanzania Journeys representatives, guides, cooks and
Does not include:
Items of a personal nature
Personal clothing and equipment on mountain,
(Although arrangements can be made to hire required clothing if