6 Days Marangu Route

PRICE: $1,900

Overview

The Marangu is one of the oldest and most popular Kilimanjaro routes. It’s sometimes called the Coca-Cola route because you stay in huts and can buy a Coke en route. The Marangu route approaches the summit from the southeast of the mountain. Overall it’s a relatively easy route, having very few steep climbs.

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Itinerary

The tour starts from: Moshi Town/Arusha

The tour ends in: Moshi Town/Arusha

Tour Style: Group/Private trekking  

Departure day: Every day of the week

Optimal Season: Dry season

Best time to travel: January, February, June to October every year

The vehicle used on transfers: Shuttle bus for big groups of climbers and Min van 4WD for small groups 

Duration of the trekking: 8 days

Accommodation:  included in the tour cost.

Day 0: Arrive in Moshi town/Arusha Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), your driver guide will pick you up and drive you to Moshi or Arusha for your overnight at your booked hotel for resting and preparing for your Safari. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.  

Day 1: Arusha to Marangu gate – Mandara Hut

Altitude gain:6,046 ft to 8,858’ ft; Hiking time: 4-5 hours, 5 miles After registering at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate, you’ll take your first step toward your goal – the roof of Africa. You’ll be hiking through the Montane Forest, a lush, biodiverse zone, and home to the endemic flower Impatiens Kilimanjaro. Keep an eye out for blue and colobus monkeys and listen to the birdsong, the avifauna here is prolific. You may even catch a glimpse of Hartlaub’s Turaco, a stunning brightly coloured resident. After reaching Mandara Hut you could take a walk over to the Maundi crater or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Accommodations: Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut Shira Camp

8,858 ft to 12,205 ft: Hiking time: 6-8 hours, 7 miles Today your hike will take you out of the forest and into the heathland where giant heathers grow, and as you climb higher, into the moorland. Here you’ll see two of the most unusual plants on Kilimanjaro, the fairy-tale-like giant groundsel and the giant lobelias. You’ll also have your first views of the peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo, that’s the really big ones that you’ll be scaling in a few days. Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Day 3: Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

12,205 ft to 14,400 ft: Hiking time: 2-3 hours, 3 miles No need to pack your bags today as you’ll stay a second night at Horombo. Your guide will take you on an acclimatization walk to Zebra rocks and the base of Mawenzi Peak where you’ll have glorious views of Kibo looming over the saddle. The rest of the day is spent at camp where you can put your feet up and catch up on some rest. Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner    

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

12,205 ft to 15,430 ft: Hiking time: 6-8 hours, 6 miles Today you’ll trek up into the barren high-altitude desert, crossing the boulder-strewn saddle that connects Kibo and Mawenzi. You may be lucky and see a buzzard or even a lammergeyer soaring on the thermals above. After reaching the camp the rest of the day is devoted to preparing for your summit bid – preparing your kit, eating and resting. Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak Summit to Horombo Hutp

15,430 ft to 19,341 ft to12,205 ft, 4 miles ascent, 10 miles descent, 6-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent the push for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak! You will be woken at around 11:30 pm to make a start just after midnight. This is where your grit and determination will be called upon but your reward is possibly the most amazing sunrise, you’ll ever see on the horizon behind Mawenzi. You’ll probably be around Gilman’s Point (5685m) at this time so it’s time for a much-needed breather before walking around the top of the crater rim, passing Stella Point and finally reaching Uhuru. Take some time to enjoy the views of the crater and glaciers then you’ll retrace your steps back to Kibo for breakfast and a rest. You’ll then descend back down to Horombo hut which will feel oxygen rich after the summit and a long night’s sleep. Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

12,205 ft to 6,046 ft: Hiking time: 5-7 hours, 12 miles Our last day on the mountain will start after breakfast and thank your crew it’s time to head back down to the forest stopping for lunch at Mandara Hut and then on to Marangu gate. Your guide will arrange your certificates and our driver will meet you to transfer you to your hotel for a long hot shower and a celebration. . Accommodations: Moshi Town/Arusha Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   Departure Day After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a private departure transfer which is included to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home. END OF OUR TREKKING SERVICES

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport
  • Accommodations and meals as per itinerary
  • All national park entry fees
  • Inclusive service of a professional driver and guide
  • Food, drinking water
  • All game drives with four-wheel drive Toyota land cruisers open sides guarantee each person to have a window

  Not included:    

  • International airfare, 
  • Alcohol
  • All items of person nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Laundry will be an extra fee
  • Tip for your professional tour driver guide

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