Kibo Camp to Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak (Horombo Hut)
This is the hardest day of the climb and an early start before midnight or one, where it is dark and cold, requiring a head torch for the first few hours. You will rest and have coffee at Hans Meyers Cave after about a three-hour climb. Depending on weather conditions, the temperature can be as low as -25 Celsius. At dawn, you should reach Gilman’s Point and see a spectacular sunrise as you stand above the clouds. From here, if you have enough energy left, it is a one-and-a-half-hour walk before you are standing on the highest part of the African continent – Uhuru Peak. A quick photo session and then you descend down to Kibo and on to Horombo at 3,700 meters, followed by a well-earned dinner (beer!! – no permanent kiosk provided) and good sleep. (Eleven to twelve hours hiking.)
Overnight at a campsite or Horombo Hut. All meals included.