DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
- Airport collection and drive to overnight in Planet lodge in Arusha
Planet lodge to MANDARA HUTS
We meet our guide and porters and drive to Marangu gate the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park at 1860m/6000ft. After signing in it is around a four-hour hike through sometimes dense rain-forest to Mandara hut.
En-route we pass Maundi Crater.
Overnight at Mandara Hut. 2725m/9000ft. BLD
MANDARA HUTS TO HOROMBO HUTS
Today we shall cover around 12km/8 miles in five to six hours, passing out of the rain-forest into alpine meadows dotted with giant heather trees.
Overnight at Horombo Hut. 3780m/12,000ft. BLD
HOROMBO HUTS TO KIBO HUT
Today the landscape becomes gradually more rugged and rocky. Lobelias and giant Groundsels appear in the sparse moorland. The trail skirts Mawenzi Peak across the stark landscape of the Saddle.
It takes five to six hours to reach Kibo Hut where we take an early night at 4740m/15,450ft. BLD
KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK
We wake up very early and start out in the darkness towards Gilmans Point, 5685m/18,640ft. Zig-Zaging our way up the scree slope, it takes about five or six hours to reach Gilmans Point. From there it takes about two hours to walk along the rim to Uhuru Peak 5895m/19,340ft.
After a brief celebration we descend back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Huts and overnight. BLD
HOROMBO HUT TO THE PARK GATE
At the park gate, we can admire the certificates issued by Kilimanjaro National Parks.
we are met and return by vehicle to Arusha and and enjoy a hot relaxing shower. Overnight Planet lodge (Arusha) BLD
Departure day: Transfer to Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport
Airport transfers Kilimanjaro – arrival & departure / all park fees / ranger fees / 4×4 Transport / English speaking driver-guide/ full board =breakfast+lunch+dinner & hotel accommodation days as shown above subject to availability. Flying doctors service
All things of a personal nature ie: alcohol / tips-gratuities/laundry,
Souvenirs / airport taxes/Sleeping bags
Tips/ gratuities: the price we have given you does not include tips/ gratuities for the porters, guides, as in the rest of the world, tips are given only when the clients are satisfied with the service they have been given. It is customary however to tip ones guides and porters – guidelines will be given.