6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route

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  • Duration:6 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Floating Bungalows
    • Wine
    • Spiritual
    • Backwater
    • Cultural Walking
    • Eco Tourism
    • Expedition
    • Jeep & 4WD
    • Mountaineering
    • National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries
    • Nature
    • Photography
    • Safari
    • Trekking and Hiking
    • UNESCO
    • Unique Adventure
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Wildlife Safaris
    • Women's Adventures
  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • LGBTQ
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Mandara Huts
    • Horombo Huts
    • Kibo Huts
    • Uhuru Peak
    • Horombo Huts
  • Pickup

    Airport

    From: To:
    7:00 AM 4:40 PM
  • Drop-off

    Airport

    From: To:
    9:40 AM 5:39 PM
  • Age Range 8 - 99 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

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.

Tour Introduction

Marangu route which is also known as the coca cola route is the least expensive 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.This route is usually done in 5 days (shortest route to the summit) but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.  

ITINERARY

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. 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 Colobus monkeys.

You leave the glades of the rain-forest 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. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.

Ascending, we now pass the 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.

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Moshi After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. 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 be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation
Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
moshi 2 Hotel kilimanjaro crane hotel 3 Star Private
Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Airport Transfer
Guide
Meals
  • Halal
  • Jain
  • Kosher
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Transport
  • Jeep & 4WD
Extra Services
Other Included
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Kilimanjaro summit certificate

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Insurance

Other Excluded:

  • Tanzania Visa
  • International and domestic flights
  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

Covid Safety

we do follow allequipment and rules

Availability

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  • Nov2024
  • Dec2024

Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

we do follow the rules

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure

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