Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft

Distance: 8 km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast, hikers will continue ascending east for a half-day hike to kibo hut. Kibo is located in the “saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of mawenzi and kibo in an alpine desert. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night.

Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!