This route has a moderate slope, making it
less difficult to climb. It is the most popular way up Mountain
Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation
service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory
and simple dining rooms.
||Uhuru Peak - Kibo Hut
||Marangu Gate - Oasis Lodge
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport.
We'll meet for an introductory briefing upon our arrival in Arusha,
before transferring to the Arusha Backpackers Hotel (or any other
budget hotel available)
for the evening.
Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb - Arusha to Mandara
Breakfast, drive from your hotel to Marangu gate, we will spend
about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking.
Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara
hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara hut, B.L.D.
Day 3: Kilimanjaro Climb - Mandara Hut
to Horombo Hut.
Breakfast, ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland
to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed
easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Horombo hut,
Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb - Horombo Hut
to Kibo Hut.
Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape
becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like
giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner
and an overnight stay at Kibo hut, B.L.D.
Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climb - Kibo Hut to
Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through
Gilmanís point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2 hours
from Kibo hut to Gilmanís point and from Gilmanís point
to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in
the early morning of the fifth day and start descending after picture
taking on the top to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after
a short break at Kibo hut, B.L.D.
Day 6: Kilimanjaro Climb - Kibo Hut to
Marangu Gate - Hotel in Arusha
Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting
car will take you to our hotel in Arusha, B.L.
One may choose 7days/6nights, with an extra day for acclimatization
at Horombo hut, which will increase your chance to reach the top.
Tanzania - best time to climb, precautions, checklist, medicine,
find here a list of equipment that we can rent: