Kilimanjaro Climb Summary

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro & Tanzania Safaris to Uhuru Peak, the highest point 5,895 meters with Chels Travel

You are looking for trekking mount Kilimanjaro or Tanzania Safari ? Organized Mountaineering with highly experienced Mountain Guide will take you to the World’s Highest free Standing Peak -Kilimanjaro. Have the thrill in joining a once in a life time experience of horseback riding your way through some of Tanzania‘s exceptional landscape. With its very distinct spectacular three volcanic cones: Kibo 5,895 m; Mawenzi 5,149 m; and Shira 3,962 m, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain at 5,895 meters above sea level. Two of its three peaks, Mawenzi and Shira, are extinct while Kibo (the highest peak) is dormant and could erupt again. The last major eruption has been dated to 360,000 years ago, while the most recent activity was recorded just 200 years ago. Although it is dormant, Kibo has fumaroles that emit gas in the crater. Scientists concluded in 2003 that molten magma is just 400 m (1,310 ft) below the summit crater. Several collapses and landslides have occurred on Kibo in the past, one creating the area known as the Western Breach.

In 1889, German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller were the first to climb Kilimanjaro.

FIVE DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING-MARANGU ROUTE

Affectionately known as the “Coca-Cola Route”, Marangu is by far the most popular and classic route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route favored by majority because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, due to its gradual slope. It is the only route that offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route.

Kilimanjaro Climb Details

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)

Depart Arusha around 0800hrs to Marangu Gate for Mountain Climbing Registration. After completing registration, begin your climbing by walking along a narrow trail through the Montane Rainforest. Lunch at Kisambioni Picnic Site, day one’s halfway point. After Picnic Lunch carry on walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are spectacular on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)

After breakfast, depart Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut. Most of the day’s hike will be through Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Lunch at Kambi ya Taabu Picnic Site before proceeding to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy stunning views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 1500 hrs and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)

After breakfast, leave Horombo Hut, climbing through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro’s upper altitudes. After climbing for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Picnic lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, proceed on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro’s Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 1500hrs to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.

Day 4: Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit

Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. The climb starts with a demanding five hours to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William’s Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour climb Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman’s Point (5,681 meters).

The climb from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

After breakfast, descend to Marangu Gate where you will be awarded Certificate for the successful climb that you have made. Our Vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha.

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