Tour no. VE-101: This route is well known as the “Coca Cola route”. Your accommodation will be in huts.
An early start with a drive to Marangu gate. Begin trekking through the rain forests for 3-4 hours to Mandara hut. Overnight at: Mandara Hut (2700 m)
After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue trekking past the Maundi crater into open rolling moorland. The trek takes about 5-6 hours to Horombo hut for overnight. (Here, an extra day for acclimatization is recommended). Overnight at: Horombo Hut (3807 m)
After a good nights rest, trek past the last water point to reach Kibo saddle, a broad desert zone between the two peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo hut is reached in 5-6 hours. Overnight. Overnight at: Kibo Hut
The start for the summit is made just after midnight. The steepest part of the route is to Gillman’s point (5700m), which takes 5-6 hours. Another 90 minutes of groveling through the snow, and you are at Uhuru peak (5895m) – the highest point in Africa! The descent takes about 5-6 hours to Horombo hut. Overnight at: Horombo Hut (3807 m)
The day is spent descending to the Marangu gate. Transfer to Arusha.
End of tour!