5 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Trek

5 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Trek, the Marangu route can be completed in 5 days; however, it is recommended that climbers take an extra day to acclimatize at Horombo Hut.5 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Trek

Day 1: The Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania.
This is arrival day to the land of Tanzania. After completing the registration from the Airport, you will meet us waiting outside. You will be transferred to Moshi or Arusha Hotel. This is where you will for an overnight prepare you for next morning trek. You will relax in the hotel prepared yourself mentally and physical for trekking Kilimanjaro. You may sometimes opt for town tour, to explore the surrounding areas by means of taxi or by foot. In the evening you will meet our guide for trekking briefing and other formalities that will ensure you the success to reach the summit.
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Day 2: Safari from hotel to Marangu gate (1,860 m) Treks to Mandara Hut (2,700 m).
This is the beginning of your treks, after breakfast from your hotel; driver will pick you and transfer to Marangu gate. It will be 2 hours driving time. You will have normal registration procedures from park authorities. Later depart and starting trekking to Mandara Hut. The trail will pass through dense rainforest with large quantity of humidity. The forest harbors varieties of fauna and flora, so along your way, you will be able to see number of primates, bird’s species, reptiles and amphibians. The walking distance to the first hut will be 4 hours. You will stay here for an overnight.

Day 3: Kilimanjaro Trekking from Mandara Hut (2,700 m) to Horombo Hut (3,700 m).
Today after morning breakfast, leave behind the hut and continue trekking to Horombo hut through the cross road which separate it from Maundi Crater. The altitude change cause vegetation patterns to change abruptly to shrubs due to change of weather pattern. It will take us to about 4 to 6 walking hours to reach the hut. Depending on weather on the mountain you will be able to see the two twin’s peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. At the hut you will have an overnight after delicious dinner from our cooker.

Day 4: Kilimanjaro Trekking from Horombo Hut (3,700 m) to Kibo Hut (4,700 m).
Today the trail will be steeper and so long trekking time about 6 hours to reach Kibo hut. After breakfast you will depart on the way to the next hut. The vegetation patterns change with altitude. At this point there will be no vegetation at we are in alpine desert. The area also experience drought and sometimes referred as last water point. You will pass between the saddle plateau which separate between Mawenzi and Kibo peak. You will arrive at Kibo hut late evening; it will be followed by dinner and go straight to the bed. This prepares you for midnight summit attempt.

Day 5: Kilimanjaro Trekking from 6 Kibo Hut (4,700 m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m), Descend to Horombo Hut (3,700 m).
In the midnight, you will take hot tea later start your trek on the way to the summit. The head lump will help you as the source of light. The trail is on the surface of glaciers on the way to Hans Meyer Cave at 5200 m to Gilman’s Point 5,715 m. from here it will take us approximate 2 hours to reach the Uhuru peak (The highest free standing peak in Africa.). You will there as sun rise morning. This is the best demanding time throughout the whole trekking. You will enjoy sun rise, and take some funny pictures and congratulating each other. After having your photos, you will start to descend to Kibo hut. Here you will have hot lunch and little rest before proceed to Horombo Hut. This is place where you can have your overnight.

Day 6: Descending from Horombo Hut (3,700 m) to Marangu Gate (1,860 m) to Moshi
In the morning you will have your last breakfast on the mountain, later start descending on the way to Marangu gate via Mandara hut (2,700). You will have hot lunch at Mandara hut; later continue descending down to Marangu gate. The trail will through the dense forest as it get to lower elevation similar to the first trekking day. Due to muddy and slippery surface we recommend to use your trekking pole to maintain your balance. In the gate you will receive your certificate and start celebration with your crew. It is the time for tipping. Later our driver will transfer direct to the hotel for hot shower and long relaxation. You will stay here for an overnight.

Day 7: Transfer day to another safari destination or to Kilimanjaro Airport
In the morning after your breakfast you will be ready for another plan. Either goes for wildlife safari to northern Tanzania. It includes Serengeti famous for migration or flight to Zanzibar for beach relaxation. It can be also transfer to the Airport for flight back home. This will mark the end of your adventures travel to Tanzania.