Day 12: Kibo Hut / Uhuru Peak (Day 5 of Kilimanjaro part)

Wednesday, 2 October Elevation: 4,703 m (Kibo Hut), alpine desert Today’s hike was supposed to be 5h long to the Marangu route’s basecamp at Kibo hut. Somewhere along the 11 kilometres we hiked we left the marshland and entered what could be best described as rocky desert, a lunar landscape that has been plonked down on top of an African mountain. This is also where some in the group started to feel the altitude problems.