5 Days Marangu Route - Moshi

Overview

The Marangu Route is also known as the Coca Cola or tourist route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens and ladies latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic.All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere. Soft drinks, bottled water, and beer may be for sale at the huts. Bring small Tanzanian bills to purchase these items (prices increase with elevation).

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: To Mandara Hut (Montane Forest)
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment located at 9000 ft / 2740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colubus monkeys.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: To Horombo Camp (Heathland) 2700m to 3700m 9000ft to 12,100ft 11 km, 6-8 hours
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Having a walk of about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels; here you will start to feel the effects of the altitude.
If you wish to extend your trek, here you can spend an extra day resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: To Kibo Camp (Alpine Desert) 3700m to 4700m 12,100ft to 15,400ft 10 km, 6-8 hours
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You start ascending last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into moonscape. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 4: To Summit and Horombo (Alpine Desert) 4700m to 5895m (and down to 3700m) 15,400ft to 19,300ft (and down to 12,100ft)
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
At 2:00am, commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilmans point located on the crater rim at 18640 ft / 5861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa: 19340 ft / 5895 m (1-2 hours). Unbelievable views at every turn. Get your picture taken at the summit to show your friends. From here, we now descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment for dinner and a tired but happy overnight (1-2 hours).
At this point you need to have headlambs or flashlights as the climb is done in the dark. Also from this time till ascending it will be very cold, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far, the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 5: To Moshi 3700m to 1700m 12,100ft to 5500ft 18km, 5-7 hours
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2700m / 8858 ft), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1830 m / 6004 ft). At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. It is time for celebration!!, kindly remember to tip your porters and guides
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in moshi/Arusha
  • Private professional mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Walking Poles
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor
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Exclusions

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1800
Per Person