Altitude gain: 15,200’ to 18,815’ (Stella Point) to 19,340’ (summit) then down to 10,000; Hiking time: 12-15 hours.
Around midnight, we have a hearty breakfast before starting to climb the steady upward trail to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise – it’s another 40 mins to reach the summit of Kibo, the highest point on the continent 19,340 ft, usually in sunshine above the clouds. The total ascent is 4,000 ft and takes about 7 hours. Enjoy standing at the highest point in the African continent and then descend over 2-3 hours back to Barafu camp for lunch. After lunch continue trek descent 1,750m/ 5,000ft over 3-5 hours to the Mweka camp at 3,000m/10,000ft. This is a long strenuous day but you will feel absolutely ecstatic when you have finished! Enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest. Overnight at Mweka Camp.