Kilimanjaro Climb - 6 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE - Moshi

Overview

The Marangu Route is one of the oldest route of mt Kilimanjaro and has been referred to as the 'Coca Cola' route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete it does not mean that it is easier than any other route. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents. An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Advance booking of hut accommodation is required to avoid any inconveniences. The route starts from the park headquarters in the village of Marangu and heads straight westwards towards Kibo. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel/lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara Huts
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.
Duration: 9 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnights at Horombo Huts
Day 3: : Acclimatization trek to Zebra Rocks (4020m) then back to Horombo Hut (3700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today serves as an acclimatization day. This should not be underestimated and greatly improves your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, a 4 hour trek follows to the Zebra Rocks (4020m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Todays stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the Last Water point which is followed by the so-called saddle. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Todays destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 - 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Huts
Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today is The Big Day - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillmans Point (5681m) the crater rim of Kilimanjaro where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.
Duration: 15 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.
Duration: 8 hours
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at your arranged hotel in moshi

Inclusions

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • o Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • o Pre & Post Trek accommodation at your arrange Hotel
  • o Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • o 4Season mountain tents
  • o Sleeping Mats
  • o Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • o 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • o Filtered water throughout the trek
  • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by KINAPA and KIATO
  • o Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon clients request.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • o Flights
  • o Items of a personal nature
  • o Laundry Services
  • o A doctor for the group
  • o Tips to mountain crew
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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 1400
Per Person