MT KILIMANJARO TREK ON JUNE 20th 2014 MARANGU ROUTE 7 DAYS.
ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN
Kilimanjaro is composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo, the highest at 5,895 m (19,341 ft); Mawenzi at 5,149 m (16,893 ft); and Shira, the shortest at 3,962 m (13,000 ft). Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo's crater rim.
Kilimanjaro is a large stratovolcano. Of its three peaks, Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, while Kibo, the highest, is dormant and could erupt again. The last major eruption has been dated to between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago.
Although dormant, Kibo has gas-emitting fumaroles in its crater. Several collapses and landslides have occurred on Kibo in the past, one creating the area known as the Western Breach.
Day 2 : Moshi – Mandara
departe from hotel at Moshi at 8.00 am drive to Marangu Gate for 45 min,after signining in procceed for three hour hike to Mandara Hut of which you cover 9 km. elevation 2,774m above sea level to your first camp dinner and over night.
Day 3: Mandara – Horombo
after breakfast hike to Horombo Hut an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch en route. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen.
Dinner and overnight at the hut, 3,761m.
Day 4: Horombo – Kibo
After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level, average hiking time 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like Lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Kibo – Horombo via Gilman’s Point and Uhuru Peak.
Wake up at 02.00 a.m. for a pre - down attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gillan Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilman’s it takes 1 hour to summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in African at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.
Day 6: Horombo – Moshi
After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara.You will be transferred to Moshi for lunch,the rest of the day you relax in the hotel dinner and overnight
Day 7: after breakfast depart from moshi to Nairobi
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