Day 6,Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak - Lower Mweka Camp
The trek begins very early at around 2Am in the morning trekkers move to the north-west, with mountain guides at their side, up a defined trail toward Stella Point on the crater rim. Summit day is scheduled to coincide with a waxing moon, which will be nearly full.
The 6hrs trek to Stella Point (5756 m) is the most challenging part physically and mentally on the route. Temperature is usually -10° Celsius, and winds can make it even more challenging. At Stella Point, the group re-nourishes, enjoys the famous Kilimanjaro sunrise, and then continues for another hour to the true summit of Africa, Uhuru Peak. Photos and a lot of excitement is experienced. Descend back to Stella Point, followed by a quicker descent on the steep trails back to Barafu Camp for a well deserved rest and brunch. Break camp and hike down to Lower Mweka Camp, descend over 2800 meters from Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp. If weather thwarts your summit bid, an extra day has been allowed if the group decides delay is advisable.