This route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to
climb. It is the most popular way up Kilimanjaro, and is the
only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the
only route with huts, having dormitory and dining rooms.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to a
mid-class hotel in Moshi/Arusha.
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.
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, B.L.D.
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.
Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit
through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2
hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s 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.
Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The
waiting car will take you back to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha,
Transfer to the airport for your return flight, B.
One may choose 6days/5nights, with an extra day for
acclimatization at Horombo hut, which will increase his/her
chance to reach the top.