Day 2 Horombo Hut
After breakfast, you will gradually ascend Maundi Crater (upper route) to Horombo Hut, at 3,720 meters. This climb takes you through open moorland and forest and takes about 4-5 hours. You will have dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut (Tourist Village).
Day 3 Kibo Hut
After a good meal and rest, resume your climb. A bit of the mountain peak can be seen while walking through the alpine forest on the way to Kibo Hut, at 4,703 meters. Kibo Hut, where you will have dinner and overnight, is reached after a 5-6 hours walk.
Day 4 Uhuru Peak/Horombo
You will be awakened just after midnight to begin your ascent to Uhuru peak (5,895 meters). This is a 5- hour walk. You will then descend back to Kibo Hut where waiting porters will join you for your continued descend to Horombo Hut where for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Marangu Gate/Arusha
After breakfast, a simple descent remains to reach the Marangu Gate where you will be awarded your summit Certificate before transferring back to your hotel in Arusha.
Note: An extra day can be added to the ascent for acclimatization at Horombo Hut. A day may be added on the descent as well.