5 Days – Marangu

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Tour Program

Day 1 Marangu gate to Mandara Hut

Distance 63 km, Duration 5 days minimum
Distance estimated 7 km, Hike time 4-5 hours
Elevation changed 1000 m, Final elevation 2700 m
From Marangu gate we follow the path up through the rain forest dense. Few mammals can be spotted along the way while slowly heading to Mandara Hut.

Day 2Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Estimated distance 11 km, Hike time 5-7 hours
Elevation changed 1000 m, Final elevation 3700 m
We starts our trekking up through the dense again for 1hours, then very clear view of jagged peaks of Mawenzi looking higher than Kibo from this angle. Is easy to follow the trail although undulating and steep in places up to Horombo Hut.

Day 3Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Estimated distance 8 km, Hike time 4-5 hours
Elevation changed 1000 m, Final elevation 4700 m
From Horombo Hut we continue gradually gaining height pass last water point .Continue across the Saddle–flat plain between Kibo and Mawenzi the arrive to the base camp.

Day 4Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Plus Descent to Horombo
Estimated distance 4 km, Hike time 7-8 hours
Elevation changed 1195 m, Final elevation 5895 m
Estimated distance 14 km, Estimated time 5-7 hours
Elevation changed 2000 m, Final elevation 3700 m
We start trekking to the summit early hours of the day to see the sunrise from the crater rim and give more chance of avoiding mist. After short brief at Gilman’s 5680m the second Highest point we proceed to Uhuru Peak 5895 m (13,940 ft). Its important not to arrive at Uhuru Peak very early, as this will mean waiting, sometimes in extremely cold conditions. Our experienced guide will have assessed already before left the base camp ,the abilities of the everyone to pace the walk up scree and arrival exactly the right time at the Peak.
After summit brief and photo’s, descent via the same route to Kibo Hut. From Gilman’s the scree is blissfully e

Day 5Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Estimated distance 16 km, Estimated time 5-7 hours
Elevation changed 1900 m, Final elevation 1700 m
Today is the last day of the trip, retrace slowly, following the trail down via Mandara Hut where you will break then proceed to the park gate where you will meet the transport, transfer to the Hotel.

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