Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - Moshi

Overview

Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Mandara Hut
After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel 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: 3 hours
Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Horombo Hut
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: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut
Day 3: Acclimatization Day
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Trek to Zebra Rocks (4020m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)
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: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Kibo Hut
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: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Horombo Hut
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: 13 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Marangu Gate - Moshi
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 rain-forest 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
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Selig Hotel Moshi

Inclusions

  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

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From
USD 2000
Per Person