How does a typical climbing day look like?

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Getting ready

On a typical day on Kilimanjaro we will wake you up at 6:30AM and bring you a pan of hot water to your tent to wash your face, hands and body. Then you have to pack your Daypack and your Duffel Bag. Breakfast will be served in a special mess tent. Our team will provide fresh water for your Daypack to refill your bottles. The porters will start packing all other items, tents and equipment and hike to the next camp before you. You will start hiking around 8:00 AM.

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Hiking

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Pole Pole! Take Slow! It is probably the most important rule while hiking Kilimanjaro to adapt to the altitude. Every day on the mountain will be different. You will hike through different climate zones and weather conditions. According to that our guides will advise you how to arrange your Daypack. You will hike around 6 to 8 hours per day. Our porters will prepare a hot lunch for you part way around noon time. Here you will take a rest before arriving at your next campsite where dinner will be served around 6PM. Throghout the day we will perfom many small breaks and health check-ups to guarantee your safety. If you notice any kind of signals of Altitude Mountain Sickness don’t hesitate to talk to our guides!

Summit

Summit day, or better to say summit night, is extremely tough. It will be the last and most exhausting step to reach your goal of standing on top of the highest mountain of Africa! We will try to arrive at Uhuru Point at sunrise. Therefore we will wake you up around midnight and give you a small snack and hot drinks. Here you will need all your extra layers to be prepared for the extreme cold. Temperatures at night can go down to -25 °C (-13 °F). From Barafu Camp we will start our climb and walk about 6 to 7 hours to pass Stella Point and then to arrive the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!

Our guides will constantly check your condition while taking short breaks to drink hot tea and for small snacks on the way. It is extremely important to listen to their advise at all times. Every group will have a main guide and assistant guides that will give a helping hand. At this point you will reach 5.895m and exhaustion and the risk of altitude sickness are most high but we will do our best to lead you to the summit. Your success is our success!

By reaching Uhuru Point you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the african continent, seeing Tanzania and Kenya and the seemingly endless sky!

Arriving BY sunrise at uhuru pOINT

Arriving BY sunrise at uhuru pOINT