Why are some summit attempts made during the night? Kilimanjaro trekkers who are on the mountain for 6-8 days have less acclimatization time so they need to stay at a lower campsite before and after reaching the summit.
Donning headlamps and heavy layers, trekkers will start the final summit push just after midnight, reaching Uhuru Peak as the sun rises. Summit photos in hand, they’ll then spend the day trekking down to their last campsite, about 15 hours in all. It’s a challenging and unforgettable experience!
See the sun rise