Drive to the attractive wooden village of NaleMoru (about 2 hours including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater’s rim.