MARANGU ROUTE

5 DAYS KILIMANJARO- MARANGU ROUTE

Arrival Day: Pickup at the Airport

You will be picked up from the airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Arusha or Moshi

Day 1: Marangu gate (1700m) - Mandara Hut 2740m – (5,500ft to 9,000ft)

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices, and commence the climb. Walkthrough the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,740m) – Horombo Hut (3700m) - (9,000ft to 12,100ft)

In the morning around 8:30 a.m after breakfast start trekking to Horombo hut. After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo hut. The view of Kibo summit and Mawenzi are both stunning and shining on clear days. In most cases, giant lobelias and groundsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point where most climbers use it for acclimatization whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day gives a wide chance for a successful summit of the roof of Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m) - (12,100ft to 15,400ft)

In the morning after breakfast, the trek will take us to the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with the upper heartland but then disappears into the desert-like structure. At Kibo, you will have your dinner, take a nap, and in the middle of the night around 23:30 hours prepare for the summit climb.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)

Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five-hour hike to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William's Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two-hour hike in Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman's Point (5,681 meters).

The hike from Gilman's to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi.
Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

Included in the packages;

  • Private transport from the hotel to the park s gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All camping fees
  • 2 night's hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Qualified medical guides
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
  • Salaries for Guides, cooks, and porters.
  • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
  • Government taxes
  • Pickup and drop off at Airport
  • Hut fees [ Marangu route}
  • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters, and professional cooks.
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooks (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided every day on the mountain.
  • Quality spacious tents, sleeping mats, camping tables, camping chairs, and Mess/Dining Tent. (Not applicable on the Marangu Route as accommodation is in A-frame huts)
  • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
  • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
  • -3-4 litters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb

***Portable toilet available at an additional cost (There are public toilets on the mountain)

Not Included in the Tour

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for guides, porters, and cook (average tip is anything from US$300 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on the number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
  • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
  • Snacks, personal medicine
  • Meals, drinks, and snacks not specified in hotel

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