Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Elevation (ft.): 15,430 ft. to 19,341 ft.
Remoteness: 6 km/4 miles
Climbing Time: 6-8 hours
Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft.): 19,341 ft. to 12,250 ft.
Remoteness: 16 km/10 miles
Climbing Time: 4-5 hours
Very early in the a.m. (about midnight), we start our push to the summit. This is the most psychologically and actually stimulating portion of the hike. The wind and cold at this raise and time of day can be thrilling. We climb in the night for some hours while taking regular, but short, pauses. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft.), you will be content with the most wonderful sunrise you are ever expected to spot coming over Mawenzi Peak. Lastly, we arrive at Uhuru Summit- the uppermost point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
After spending some moments captivating in the plains of Africa and your achievement, we slope to Horombo Hut. Later in the twilight, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-deserved slumber.