6 Days Marangu Route Mount Kilimanjaro Climb For Leisure - Moshi

Overview

Kilimanjaro is one of the worlds most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillmans Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.But there is so much more to Kili than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic.Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated foot slopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbots duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: DAY 1 MANDARA HUT
Stop At: Mount kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
This morning you drive (about 2 hours) through Kilimanjaros semi-tropical foothills to Marangu (1,372m), situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there are usually some excellent views of the snow-capped peak. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. The forest teems with brightly-coloured bird life, colobus and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you may have fine views over the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain far below.
Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds quite adequate for your needs where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal.
Overnight stay Mandara Hut 1 night (Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Duration: 12 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Overnight stay Mandara Hut 1 night (Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Dinner: Overnight stay Mandara Hut 1 night (Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Breakfast: Overnight stay Mandara Hut 1 night (Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Accommodation included: Overnight stay Mandara Hut 1 night (Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day 2: DAY 2 HOROMBO HUT (3,720m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Your second day on the mountain starts with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest canopy, Kilimanjaros twin peaks snowcovered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi lie directly ahead, dominating the skyline. Further on you cross a zone of open heath with stunted vegetation, before emerging onto bleak moorland. Today you gain roughly 1,000m in altitude, and your walk can take anything from five to seven hours depending on your pace. Tonight you stay at Horombo Huts another collection of buildings similar in style to those at Mandara which offer shelter and basic accommodation to those on the mountain.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Dinner: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Breakfast: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day 3: DAY 3 HOROMBO HUT
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatise gradually to the altitude. Statistics show that an acclimatisation day like this effectively doubles the chance of making it to the summit, so this time is well spent! The day is not exactly wasted as there are a few walks you can make in the vicinity of the hut the most popular of which is to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the dramatic eastern summit of Kili. This walk takes four to five hours (round trip), and will get you to an altitude of 4,600m before you return to the hut this will stand you in good stead later on.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Dinner: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Breakfast: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day 4: DAY 4 KIBO HUT (4,705m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
DAY 4 KIBO HUT (4,705m)
The landscape becomes progressively more rocky and rugged as you leave the ?everlasting flowers? and other bizarre alpine plants behind. Giant
groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. Todays trail up to Kibo will again take anything between five and seven hours. Skirting
Mawenzi Peak, you pass ?Last Water? then cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto The Saddle, a broad tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you start to get fantastic views of the upper reaches of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dormitories and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrows final assault THE SUMMIT re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so theres absolutely no point in carrying anything you dont need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut.
Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Dinner: Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast: Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 5: DAY 5 UHURU PEAK (5,896m)
Stop At: Mount Kibo, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyers Cave named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the ascent!) you should reach the crater rim at Johanne?s Notch. From here its a short scramble to Gillmans Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Dinner: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 6: DAY 6 Back to ARUSHA.
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Arusha. Breakfast and Lunch are included in this day.
Cost Includes:
All transport by private vehicle to and from the mountain
Accommodation as detailed on the itinerary.
Services of a private mountain guide, cook and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and clients private bags.
National Park entrance, accommodation and camping fees.
All food and catering equipment breakfasts, lunches (packed when necessary) and evening meals prepared by our own cook. Special dietary requirements are catered for with prior arrangements at no extra cost.
Certificate of Achievement /appreciation from us.
Free storage of excess baggage not required on the mountain hike.
Crisis management apparatus VHF 2-way radio/mobile phone, basic first aid kit and an on call vehicle.
Cost excludes:
Travel and personal accident insurance.
Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines.
Personal Mountain equipment.
Tips.
Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and other personal items.
Optional excursions not detailed in the itinerary.
Additional optional accommodation added at the base hotel or extra days on the mountain added.
Treated drinking water other than boiled.
Extra costs incurred in case of own intentional change of itinerary while already on trek.
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast are included in this day.
Lunch: Lunch are included in this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Parking Fees
  • Cook and adequate porters to carry both trip provisions and clients private bags.
  • Services of a private mountain guide,
  • Accommodation as detailed on the itinerary.
  • National Park entrance, accommodation and camping fees.
  • All food and catering equipment breakfasts, lunches (packed when necessary) and evening meals
  • Special dietary requirements are catered for with prior arrangements at no extra cost.
  • Certificate of Achievement /appreciation from us.
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the mountain hike.
  • Crisis management apparatus VHF 2-way mobile phone, basic first aid kit and an on call vehicle.
  • Glucose
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kibo
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

Exclusions

  • Travel and personal accident insurance.
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines.
  • Personal Mountain equipment
  • Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and other personal items.
  • Optional excursions not detailed in the itinerary.
  • Additional optional accommodation added at the base hotel or extra days on the mountain added
  • Treated drinking water other than boiled.
  • Extra costs incurred in case of own intentional change of itinerary while already on trek.

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

not recommended for lung problem

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

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

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Per Person