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Kilimajaro Climb Marangu Route 6 Days

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Tour Details

The Marangu route is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes

Departure & Return Location

Marangu gate

Price Includes

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Arusha
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Arusha
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees.
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain, hot drinks and snacks
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (TLTO And TATO)
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit

Price Excludes

  • Flights ( International)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses in nature such as money for souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees etc.
  • Visa fees ( 100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American)
  • Immunization documents ( yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb
Itinerary

Day 1 : Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our representative will be waiting for you. He will take you to the hotel in Arusha, where the rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on site in preparation of the upcoming trekking tour.

Day 2: Hotel – Marangu Gate - Mandara hut

After breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek begins and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the black and white colobus monkeys scrambling through the lush vegetation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours later, you will reach your destination for the day, the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide will take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy wonderful views towards Kenya. Evening meal and overnight stay at Mandara Hut.

Marangu Gate(1,860m)
Mandara Hut(2,700m)
Altitude: ↑840m
Walking time: 3-4h

Day 3:Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

The day begins with an early breakfast and shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the treeline where vegetation changes to shrubs. Approximately 5 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight. From the hut you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Masai steppe. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Horombo Hut.

Start: MandaraHut (2,700m)
Finish: HoromboHut (3,700m)
Altitude: ↑1,000m
Walking time: 5-6h

Day 4: Horombo Hut – Zebra Rocks – Horombo Hut

Today’s purpose is getting your body to acclimatise to the altitude. Acclimatisation should not be underestimated as it greatly improves your chances of reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, you will set off on a trek to Zebra Rocks. The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a cooked lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day. Overnight and evening meal at Horombo Hut.
Start: HoromboHut (3,700m)
Finish: HoromboHut (3,700m)
Altitude: ↑280m
Walking time: ca 4-5h

Day 5:Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “last waterpoint” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly plantless plateau links the summit of Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is Kibo Hut and it should be reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Tonight is an early night to get enough rest for the upcoming summit stage. You will be woken at around 11pm

Start: HoromboHut(3,700m)
Finish: KiboHut(4,700m)
Altitude: ↑1,000m
Walking time: 5-6h

Day 6:Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

Today is your big day. You will start in the middle of the night when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier. You will begin the long and strenuous trek to the summit in the dark. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave (5,220 m), the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,681 m) on the crater rim. Soon you will have forgotten the cold of the night and after another 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak. Now you are standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The descent follows the same path and the lava ash will now have thawed and allows for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can rest a while to regain your strength. After a break of 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to the Horombo Hut where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, it is early to bed for most.

Start: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Finish: UhuruPeak(5,895m)–HoromboHut(3,700m)
Altitude: ↑1,195m↓2,195m
Walking time: 12-14h

Day 7:Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate

The last stage passes through the heather and moor zone to the Mandara Hut where a cooked lunch awaits you. Soon you will again be in the lush tropical rainforest and after about 6 to 7 hours of trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. After saying goodbye to your mountain crew you will be taken back to the Tulia hotel . At the hotel you can have a warm shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel

Start: HoromboHut(3,700m)
Finish: MaranguGate(1,860m)
Altitude: ↓1,840m
Walking time: 6-7h

Day 8: Departure day

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

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