Mt. Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 5 Days - Moshi

Overview

Marangu route is the only easygoing to Uhuru peak on Mount kilimanjaro Climbing because of its gentle slopes but need optional acclimatization day that one can reschedule to 6 days. The Marangu route is known as Coca-Cola Route meaning simple like Coca-cola. However, it is the only route on the mountain which offers accommodation in sleeping huts and serves beverages like Coca-Cola on the way.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: We leave Moshi to Kilimanjaro gate Mandara Hut.
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We will have a short drive from Moshi or Arusha town to Mount Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is a beautiful village with many small coffees and banana plantations. After finishing the entrance procedures, we climb up through a gorgeous and pristine forest to reach the clearing encompassing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. Another option is to rest and enjoy the elegant forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well.
[3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Lunch
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: Mandara Hut
Day 2: We leave Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds.
[4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut
Day 3: We leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut through Desert Saddle
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night!
[4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Kibo Hut
Day 4: We leave Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillmans Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over the loose volcanic screen, but there is some well-graded zig-zag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillmans (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours.
We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hours round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night.
[11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillmans Point]
Duration: 15 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo
Day 5: Horombo Marangu Gate
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Safari to Kilimanjaro Retrace through Forest We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Moshi or Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest are quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is.
[5-6 hours walking]
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: kilimanjaro wonders hotel

Inclusions

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

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

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

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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