The easiest and the most convenient route to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro is the Maranguru route. The climb will be smooth due to its developed route. The path to the summit is the exception due to the high demand. The accommodation in the simple mountain huts can be exciting as the nights can be cold
On day 1 of 7-day roof of Africa we will receive you from the Kilimanjaro airport to leave for mountain village Marangu. Once you reach Marangu, you can spend your day the way you want. Either you can relax at the hotel in your leisure time or take a short walk around the green mountain village. You can also plan your upcoming trekking days enquiring about trekking equipment.
On day 2 of 7-day roof of Africa we will pick you up from your hotel and head to Marangu Gate (1860m) at Kilimanjaro national park. You need to complete the necessary paperwork to start your trek. After all the formalities you can start trekking through the dense rainforest. The beautiful vegetation is home to black and white colobus monkeys. It takes 4 hrs to reach your destination of the day – Mandara Hut. After taking rest for some time your guide can take you to Maundi Crater. It is a wonderful place to get the view of Kenyan interior. You can enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Mandara Hut (2650m). We will take care of your meals.
On day 3 of 7-day roof of Africa, after the breakfast, you will leave Mandara hut and at a short distance, you will reach timberline and then enter health and moor zone. After a drive of approximately 4-6 hours, you can see Horombo hut at an altitude of 3700m. Once you reach there you will get a beautiful view of Mawenzi, Kibo, and the extensive plain of the Masai Steppe. You can enjoy your overnight stay at Horombo hut where we will serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
On day 4 of 7-day roof of Africa, you need to adjust to the change in altitude and temperature. You can call it acclimatization day. It increases your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a healthy breakfast, you will start trekking for 4-5 hours to reach Zebra Rocks at an altitude of 4020m. The rock formation has distinctive black and white stripes on it hence named as zebra rocks. You will have your warm lunch once you return to Horombo Hut. In the afternoon relax and regain your strength for the next day hike. There will be an overnight stay at the Horombo hut where you will get evening snacks. We serve you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The 5th day of 7-day roof of Africa you will experience a tough trekking day. It will be long and difficult. The well- constructed track passes the last water point which is followed by the so-called saddle. There is almost no vegetation found on the tableland which joins the summit Kibo with Marwenzi. After a climb of 5-6 hours, you will reach Kibo hut your destination. Upon reaching you can enjoy early evening snacks and as the nights are short you can have early dinner and go off to bed to take rest. You will get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner without any worry.
The 6th day of 7-day roof of Africa is the big day of summit stage. It starts at night when the lava ash is still frozen and it is easy to walk on it. At 23:00 hours you will start your long and challenging trek to the summit. You will pass through Hans Meyer cave at an altitude of 5220m. The climb is slow and surely ascending. You will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m), the crater rim of Kilimanjaro at sunrise. The sun slowly starts to warm up the land of the mountain which will make you forget the cold night before.
The last stage of 7-day roof of Africa passes through Mandara hut (2700m) where you can enjoy your warm lunch. You will once again pass through the tropical rainforest and after 6 hours of trekking reach back at Kilimanjaro national park gate (1860m). Your mountain guides will leave you there and say final good bye to return to your Marangu hotel. After a tough trekking you can relax and take shower and celebrate your success of reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro. We will serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can stay there overnight and we will drop you at the airport if it is your departure day.
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