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6 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE CLIMB MT. KILIMANJARO

_The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down. _Easy to acclimatize and better of successful climb _Offers a great balance of low of traffic and Incredible natural beauty view _trekking during the day and overnights in campsite

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1720 - $1920
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Kilimanjaro
Activity level: Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
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 because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro 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 alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.

Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania

Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, You will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation at Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/ from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa.

Day 1 – Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

  • • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
  • • Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers
  • • Habitat: Montane forest
  • • Meals: Lunch & Dinner

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from your Hotel and driven to the Marangu Gate. At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! After 3-4 hours of ascending, you will reach the Mandara Hut (2700m). Each hut has 6-8 sleeping bunks (sleeps 60 hikers total) with solar generated lighting. Next to the central hut there are flush toilets. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!

Day 2. Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

  • • Hiking time: 6 hours
  • • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
  • • Habitat: Moorland
  • • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following breakfast, hikers will begin their ascent out of the rainforest and into the heathen moorland. Hikers will pass the Maundi Crater and are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater. In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut (3720m). Horombo Hut sleeps 120 hikers and is located on a small plateau. Similar to the first night, the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this site.

Day 3. Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization day At Horombo Hut,

You will spend the day allowing your body to acclimate to high altitude. You will have the option of doing a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (4600m) for further acclimatization with your guide. Breakfast and dinner will be at the hut and lunch will either be packed or at the hut depending on your preference for the day.

Day 4. Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

  • • Hiking time: 6 hours
  • • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
  • • Habitat: Alpine desert
  • • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following an early morning breakfast, you will continue your ascent into the alpine desert habitat. Hikers have the option of 2 trails that lead to Kibo Hut (4700m). The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut. The lower route (located to the left of the fork) is the more popular route because it is a shorter hiking distance (1 hour shorter). Kibo Hut is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. There is no water at this camp, but hikers can buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

Day 5. Summit Attempt • Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

  • • Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru and 6 hours to Horombo
  • • Distance: Approximately 6 kilometers ascent and 21 kilometers descent
  • • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim. From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours. At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m). You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the hut after a strenuous day.

Day 6. Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

  • • Hiking time: 6 hours
  • • Distance: Approximately 27 kilometers
  • • Meals: Breakfast

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Moshi town for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

INCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE:

  • • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • • Park entry fees,
  • • Hut fees
  • • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • • Hot water for washing
  • • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • • Government taxes
  • • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • • Emergency first-aid kit

EXCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE:

  • – Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • – Travel insurance
  • – Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek.
  • – Flights – Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • – Personal items and toiletries
  • – Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): • Guides: $20/day/guide • Cook: $15/day • Porter: $10/day/porter

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