KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK PLUS DESCENT TO HOROMBO HUT
4KM 7-81/2HRS, 1200M ASCENT; PLUS14KM, 41/2-7HRS, 2200M DESCENT
The final ascent is started very early in the morning, just after midnight, so that sunrise can be enjoyed from the crater rim, and give we have a chance of avoiding the mist. Also, the scree slope up to Gillman’s Point, and the snow on the path to Uhuru Peak, will still be frozen, which will make the walking safer and less strenuous. As the sun rises at around 6am, we will allow ourselves 5 to 6 hrs from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point (5680m), plus another 2hrs to reach Uhuru Peak (5896m). From Uhuru or Gillman’s Point we descend on the same route, continuing past Kibo Hut for 1hrs-3hrs to Horombo Hut. Meals and Overnight will be served at Horombo Hut.