Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every campsite 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 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.
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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,DinnerOvernight Stay:Sal Salinero
•Elevation (ft): 5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
•Distance: 7 km
•Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
•Habitat: Montane Forest
Start your day very early with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, early morning, together with your Mountain Guide, proceed for starting your dream safari of hiking mountain Kilimanjaro via Marangu gate. After breakfast and a short briefing from the guide, you will be transferred to the gates of Kilimanjaro National Park. After registering with park authorities, you begin a 4 hour walk to the Mandara encampment. You will stop for some minutes and take lunch then you will pass through a thick rainforest, where it usually rains in the afternoon. Go to Mandara hut for dinner and overnight stay.
Meals Plan: Dinner, Breakfast& Lunch.
Overnight Stay: Mandara Hut
• Elevation (ft): 9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
• Distance: 11 km
• Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
• Habitat: Heathland
it’s the second day to Mountain Kilimanjaro start your day with delicious breakfast prepared by your team. Afterwards, together with your Mountain Guide, proceed in a hiking the mountain Kilimanjaro via your choosen route. The ascent continues through the temperate forest zone, before reaching the heather and moorland zone. In the afternoon you will stop for some minutes for have lunch then continue with your schedule with new energy. You will enjoy views of the mountain peaks at thais altitude. The night will be spent at Horombo Hut, lying in a valley surrounded by giant groundsel and lobelia, flora characteristic of this semi-alpine zone.
Overnight Stay: Horombo Hut:
•Elevation (ft): 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert
On your third day on Mountain Kilimanjaro as usual with your mountain crew you will start your day by taking up a delicious breakfast . Afterwards, together with your Mountain Guide, proceed in a hiking the mountain Kilimanjaro via your chosen route. Continue past the final watering point and ascend onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between Kibo and Mwenzi peaks. You will notice the vegetation thinning out as you enter the desert-like alpine zone. After crossing the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert, resembling the lunar landscape. Have some minutes in the afternoon for lunch then continue to walk with your mountain crew. This walk will go at a slow pace. At this point, notice signs of altitude sickness.
Meals Plan: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Overnight stay : Kibo Hut.
• Elevation (ft): 15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
• Distance: 4 km up / 14 km down
• Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
Just after midnight, you begin your climb to Kilimanjaro’s summit, as it is easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim when it is frozen. This early start improves the chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman’s Point, it is a 3 hour round trip along the crater’s edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. How high you go depends on how you feel. After summiting, your guide will lead you to your decent quickly, taking you down to Horombo Hut to spend your last night on the mountain.
Meals Plan :Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Overnight Stay :Horombo Hut.
•Elevation (ft): 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
•Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
today it’s your last day in the mountain start your day with nice breakfast. Afterwards, together with your Mountain Guide, start descent the mountain Kilimanjaro via your chosen route. Your descent will continue past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain. Each hiker will receive their certificate. Thereafter you will be transferred by shuttle bus to Moshi and spend the night in a warmth and comfort hotel.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight Stay: Sal Salinero