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Marangu Route

SUMMARY

The Marangu Route has been referred to as the ‘Coca Cola’ route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth, to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete it does not mean that it is easier than any other route. The only reason that people say it is easier is that it is the only route up to where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents. An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Advance booking of hut accommodation is required to avoid any inconveniences. The route starts from the park headquarters in the village of Marangu and heads straight westwards towards Kibo. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath, and moorland to the alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • All national park, climbing and camping fees
  • Mandatory mountain rescue fee
  • Accommodations (2 nights at hotel Bed and Breakfast, 5 nights tent camping) *Based on double occupancy
  • Full board, breakfast, lunch, and Dinner while camping
  • Professional mountain guide, and Park Ranger
  • All meals and water while on the mountain
  • While on mountain professional cook and all kitchen dining utensils 3-4 porters per person (required) Porters, guide(s) cook salaries.
  • All camping equipment for guides, cook, and porters
  • Eureka and Mountain Hardwear tent(s)
  • Transportation to and from the mountain
  • Summit completion certificate
  • Champagne toast upon descent
  • Emergency oxygen tanks

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Passport/visa fees (can be purchased upon arrival)
  • Sub-zeros sleeping bags, deluxe sleeping mats, camp pillows, etc
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel or baggage insurance (recommended)
  • Meals or drinks not specified by itinerary
  • Any costs not specified as included
  • Sodas, alcohol or other drinks at the lodge
  • Laundry services
  • Personal clothing and gear, i.e. backpack
  • Additional cultural excursions, safaris, or beach holidays prior to or
  • after climb

Why you choose this package!

  • Reliability & Integrity
  • Competitive Prices
  • We Speak Your Language
  • Managed by Experienced People
  • Helpful Safari Consultants

Day 00 , Flight to Kilimanjaro - Moshi

Welcome to Kilimanjaro, TANZANIA. Upon arrival at KILIMANJARO International Airport, you’ll meet and greet our friendly Tanzanian representative, who will pick you up and transfer by car/minibus to the city of Moshi on the base of the magnificent Kilimanjaro Mountain. The drive from the airport is in places scenic, if you consider that the highest peak of Africa is on your left side accompanying you for most of the journey to Moshi. Upon arrival in the city, proceed for accommodation and dinner.

Meals Plan: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Overnight Stay:Sal Salinero.

Day 01 ,Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft

Distance: 8 km/5 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Start your day with breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, , together with your Mountain guide, proceed in a hiking the mountain Kilimanjaro via your chosen route. We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest.in the afternoon you will have lunch, then continue to walk, At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.

Meals Plan:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Overnight Stay:Mandara Hut

Day 02 ,Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft

Distance: 12 km/7 miles

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Heath

Start your day with breakfast. Afterwards, early morning, together with your Mountain guide, proceed in a hiking the mountain Kilimanjaro via your choosen route.in the afternoon we will take lunch then continue with our schedule, through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks - two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Meals Plans: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Overnight Stay: Horombo Hut

Day 03,Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Heath

Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

Habitat: Heath

Start your day very early with a delicious breakfast at your camp. Afterwards, early morning, together with your Mountain guide, proceed in a hiking the mountain Kilimanjaro via your chosen route. This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. Take lunch in the afternoon and continue walking through the mountain, the unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight Stay: Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04,: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft

Distance: 10 km/6 miles

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Start your day very early with a delicious breakfast at your camp. Afterwards, early morning, together with your Mountain guide, proceed in a hiking the mountain Kilimanjaro via your choosen route. We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner at Kibo hut to prepare for the summit day.

Meals Plan: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Overnight Stay : Kibo Hut

Day 05,Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

Distance: 6 km/4 miles

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft

Distance: 16 km/10 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point, you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Meals Plan: Breakast,Lunch,Dinner

Overnight Stay: Horombo Hut

Day 06,Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

Distance: 20 km/12 miles

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Start your day very early with a delicious breakfast at your camp. Afterwards, early morning, together with your Mountain guide, start descent the mountain Kilimanjaro via your choosen route. Today is our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive back to the hotel in Moshi.

Meals Plan:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Overnight Stay: Sal salinero

End Of Your Safari

Moshi

Possibility for Camel riding, visit and bath at the Chemka Springs, walk tour and visit at Marangu Waterfall, Moshi bicycle tour, Kilimanjaro Mountain Base trekking, Maasai Village Cultural Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Duration : 6 Days, 5 Nights
  • Person : 2 Person and Above
  • Tailor Made : Allowed
  • Best Time : Daily Available
  • Price From: $1730

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