When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 8

Itinerary

Day 1Moshi

Arrive at any time.

 

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 
Stella Maris Lodge (or similar)

Day 2Moshi/Simba Camp

Climb up the less-visited northern slopes through varied ecosystems.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Moshi – Nalemoru Gate3h-4h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Rongai Gate to Simba Camp
Nalemoru Gate – Simba Camp3h-4h8km

Follow a small path through farmland from the village of Nalemoru (1950m, or 6397 ft). Travel though pine forest mostly in the montane forest habitat, with a gentle but consistent incline. Keep a look out for the Colobus monkeys of the area with their long white hair that looks like a cape. Camp for the night at the edge of the moorland zone (2750m, or 87632ft), from here the forest thins considerably and there’s a great, wide view of the plains of Kenya. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
 

Day 3Simba Camp/Kikelelwa Camp

Continue ascending with superb views of the eastern ice fields.

 

 
Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp
Simba Camp – Kikelelwa Camp5h-6h10km

Leave from Simba Camp in the morning with a steady ascent that’s approximately 8km (6mi) from Kikelewa Camp. Arrive at the second cave around lunchtime and take in the views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields. After lunch, hike for 3-5 hours across the moorland off the main trail heading towards the peaks of Mawenzi. Camp for the night in the sheltered valley of the Kikelewa Camp. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Kikelelwa Camp/Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Ascend through grassy slopes up to an area with majestic views.

 

 
Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Kikelelwa Camp – Mawenzi Tarn Camp3h-4h3km

Climb the steep trail towards the Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4303m, or 14115 ft) through the wilderness and semi-desert habitat. Don’t listen to that “don’t look down” rule, the view behind is superb so make sure you enjoy it. Exit the vegetation zone shortly before reaching camp in the afternoon. Take a rest or explore the area around camp to help acclimate. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Mawenzi Tarn Camp/Kibo Camp

Hike slowly through the famous "saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

 

 
Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Huts Camp
Mawenzi Tarn Camp – Kibo Huts5h-6h8-9km

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo (4700m, or 15486 ft) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Spend the remainder of the day resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early start.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
 

Day 6Kibo Camp/Horombo Camp

Night hike to the Summit via Gillman's Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Horombo Huts Camp.

 

 
Kibo Huts Camp to Summit
Kibo Huts – Uhuru10h-15h28km

Start the final and, by far, the steepest and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around 12:00. Go very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5685m, or 18651 ft). Rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. If you are still feeling strong, make the two hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5895m, or 19340 ft) ), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. Descend to Kibo (4720m, or 15486 ft), which is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo (3720m, or 12204 ft ).

 
Summit to Horombo Huts Camp
Uhuru – Horombo Huts5h-6h15km

Take a quick moment to enjoy the view and celebrate a successful climb before starting the descent to Horombo Huts Camp. Enjoy a well-deserved rest during the last night on the mountain. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Horombo Camp/Marangu

Continue the descent through forested lower slopes to Moshi.

Continue down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2770m), the first stopping place on the Marangu route. Descend through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1879m). Transfer to hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved night in relative comfort.

 
Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate
Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate5h-6h20km

Continue the descent to the Marangu Gate, passing by the Mandara escarpment on the way. Enjoy the easier descent and hikers who successfully reached Uhuru Peak will receive a summit certificate.

 
Private Vehicle
Marangu – Moshi45m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 7

 
Moshi Mamas Massage
Moshi

Want to revive sore muscles with a relaxing massage? Have the Moshi Mamas come to your hotel and indulge in a 30 min massage after completing your hike to the roof of Africa! The Moshi Women’s Cooperative is a project supported by G Adventures, which provides business education to local women. 

Accommodation

 
Stella Maris Lodge (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch
 

Day 8Moshi

Depart at any time.

 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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