(Machame and Marangu Routes)


7 days

Day 1   Machame Gate to Machame camp. A 6 to 7 hour walk to the  at 3000 metres.

Day 2   Machame camp to Shira camp. Walk 5-6 hours to Shira hut (3840 metres) on the Shira plateau.  

Day 3   Shira camp to Barranco camp. Hike 5-6 hours to Barranco camp (3950 metres).   

Day 4   Barranco camp to Karanga camp. Climb 3 -4 hours to where camp will be set .    

Day 5  Karanga to Barafu camp. A steady 3 hour climb to Barafu camp (4600 metres).  The camp is on a rocky platform overlooking Kibo’s south east valley.   

Day 6   Barafu hut to the top. Steep climb of 6-7 hour towards the Rebmann Glacier and on to Stella point. Then 1 more hour to Uhuru point. Descend for about 3-4 hours to Mweka hut.

Day 7   Descend to Mweka gate. About 3 to 4 hours.


Day 1 Marangu to Mandara Hut  9,000 feet  From the Park entrance you enter the rain forest for a gentle 3 hour walk to Mandara.  

Day 2   Mandara to Horombo Hut 12,500 feet About a 10 mile hike.

Day 3  Horombo to Kibo Hut  15,500 feet 

Day 4 Kibo Hut to Summit, Descent to Horombo Hut. It takes an average of 6 hours to cover the 4 miles from Kibo Hut to Gillman's Point on the crater rim, at 18,635 fee.  

Day 5  Horombo Hut to the Park Gate. Today you complete the trip back to the Park Gate

Optional day 6.   An extra day at Horombo hut on the ascent can be added with the hope of becoming better acclimatised.