Elevation (FT): 4700m/15500ft to 5895m/19340ft Down to 3700m/12200ft

Distance: 6km/4miles up/15km/miles down

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up/15km/9miles down

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Very early in the morning, commence the climb to the summit on the steep and heavy snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim, and then we will ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn.

Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on the Horombo encampment.

The begging of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks.

Going slowly ‘’pole pole’’ and optimistic attitude will get you there!