You'll start your Kilimanjaro trek on the western side of the mountain at Lemosho Glades. After the registration process at the National park gate there's a short drive to the actual trail head. This area is practically teeming with colobus monkeys so you have a really good chance to see them. It's a lovely undulating hike through the forests where you'll see a huge variety of vegetation. There are also occasionally elephants around. We've not seen one yet but found fresh evidence of their passing, literally. After around 3 hours you'll reach your camp for the night within a small forest clearing.
This is it ! It's the time to start the final ascent to Uhuru Peak ! It's a very, very early start. You'll begin your summit climb just after midnight. Crunching your way up the scree slopes of Kibo. It's a punishing slog but worth all the pain and effort. Possibly most amazing, sunrise you'll ever see will appear on the horizon behind Mawenzi. You'll probably be around Stella Point (5730m) at this time. It's time for a much needed breather before walking around the top of the crater rim finally reaching Uhuru. Take some time to enjoy the views of the crater and glaciers. Then you'll retrace your steps back to Barafu for breakfast and a rest. You'll then descend down to Millenium camp which will feel oxygen rich after the summit and enjoy a long nights sleep.
AFTER YOUR CLIMB
If you've booked a safari, beach holiday or day trip with us you'll have your confirmed onward travel details from us before starting your climb.