We’ll be departing just before midnight for the final stretch to the summit – yes, you read that right, just before midnight! It is going to be a hard wake-up call, but your guides will have some hot drinks on hand to get you going. Patience and persistence are the names of the game here, and our aim is to reach Stella Point on the crater rim by dawn. As the first rays of light start to appear and the sun peeks over the horizon, we’ll be rewarded with one of the most magnificent sunrises we’ve ever seen. The break of dawn will give us a much-needed energy boost and with the sun on our faces, we’ll make our way along the final stretch of our summit attempt to Uhuru Peak. After a moment to take it all in we can begin to celebrate, we’ve made it to the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world, 5895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level! What an incredible achievement! What goes up must come down and our goal after celebrating at the summit is to reach Mweka camp in time for dinner. Congratulations!
Uhuru Peak (Summit) Altitude: 5895 meters (19,341 feet)
Mweka Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro (Elevation: Mweka Camp - 3100 meters (10,171 feet)) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hiking: 18 kilometers (11 miles), 14-16 hours, elevation + 1222 meters (4009 feet) / - 2795 meters (9170 feet)