Day 5: To Summit and descend to Mweka Hut
Altitude :4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m) Distance: 5 kilometers ascent and 12 kilometers descent Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 6 hours descent Habitat: Arctic You will wake up around 11:00pm, for some tea and snacks,dress up warm for the summit. You will start your summit around 12:00am starting with steep rocks for about two to three hours, and then you will start crossing the zigzag area and keep moving to the crater rim and finally Stella point, 5756 meters around 06:00am. 6 days machame route At Stella Point (5756m), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your one-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak (5895m), you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, you will now make your descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for brunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, you will enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Day 6: Mweka Camp to Moshi
Altitude : 3100m to 1640m Distance: 10 kilometers Hiking time: 3 to 5 hours Habitat: Rain forest After breakfast, you will continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate you will sign out in Kilimanjaro national park log book and your guide will collect your certificate for those who reached the summit and let you enjoy your lunch before get to our minibus and drive to your hotel in Moshi for hot shower and beer