Marangu

Marangu Route – 6 Days

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  • Group Size Large Group
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All about the Marangu Route – 6 Days.

Marangu route 6 days climb – The Marangu route is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable way to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. The route is popular, well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. The approach to the summit is the exception, however, and demands more from the body and mind. Accommodation is in dormitory style rustic huts that are more comfortable and sheltered from the elements on cold nights. This is the only route on the mountain where you do not sleep in tents.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

All Park entry fees – All Park Camping fees/Hut fees
Pick up from the Airport
Guide/assistant guide/Porters
Overnight at the Hotels/Lodge/Tented Camps/Campsites according to the program
Chef/Meals as per the above itinerary
Park commission fees
Transport to and from the gate
Complimentary bottled drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during on safari
1 night free Hotel accommodation on your arrival in Arusha with bed & breakfast
Tents/Sleeping mats/Sleeping bagsTents

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

International flights & Domestic flight
Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance
Tips for staff such as guides/Chef & porters.
Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
Climbing gears.

  1. Day 2 Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected and taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After some paperwork at the gate, the porters will load the gear and your trek can begin. Soon you will find yourself in the misty forest – trees, ferns, flowers and birds abound. You might also see blue monkeys or the white-tailed black and white colobus monkeys. You will reach Mandara Hut after about four hours. After resting a while, you can walk to the Maundi Crater from where you will have views towards Kenya. Supper in the dining hall of Mandara Hut.

    Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  2. Day 3 Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

    After an early breakfast you set off and soon you will be out of the forest. Continuing into a section of shrubs and grass – the moorland zone where you will stop for lunch on the way. Continue for a couple of hours to reach the bustling Horombo Huts at 3700m. The huts have great views over the farms and plains below.  You might start to experience the altitude: headaches, nausea. Drink a lot of water, eat well and rest.

    Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  3. Day 4 Horombo Hut – Zebra Rocks – Horombo Hut

    Up and down. Today will help your body to adapt to the altitude. This section will improve your chance of reaching the summit. After breakfast, you will hike to the Zebra Rocks (4020m) named after distinctive black and white stripes of the rock formation. Returning on the same path, you will be back at Horombo in time for lunch. The afternoon is free to explore. Overnight again at Horombo Hut.

    Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  4. Day 5 Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

    Today’s section is long and uphill. The scenery changes into a moon landscape, barren and rocky as you cross the ‘Saddle.’ The piece of mountain was formed when the volcano erupted. The resulted lava flow now links Kilimanjaro’s two peaks – summit Kibo and Mawenzi.  If you experience headaches and nausea, these are symptoms of altitude sickness. Help your body cope by drinking water and walking slowly. You should reach Kibo Hut after about five to six hours. Supper will be served early so you can get to bed. Try to rest as you will need to be up and walking again by midnight.

    Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  5. Day 6 Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

    Today is summit day. You start out at night when the volcanic ash is still frozen and walking is easier. The mountain guide will wake you up and after some tea and snacks you will begin the slow trek to the summit. You will stop briefly at Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m. Continuing ‘pole pole’ you should reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) on the crater’s rim by sunrise. As you feel the warm rays of the sun, you will continue for an hour or more up to the peak. Standing here on Uhuru Peak at 5895m you are now on the ‘Roof of Africa’, the highest point on the continent. After a few photos and hugs, you will turn back. The descent is fast and dusty as the lava ash will now have thawed. After a few hours you will stop at Kibo Hut for snack and a rest. From there you will continue down to Horombo Hut (3700m) arriving in the afternoon. Eat well to replace lost energy and have good rest.

    Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  6. Day 7 horombo Hut - Marangu gate

    The final leg of your Kilimanjaro trek passes along the same path that you ascended on – through the heather, red-hot pokers and shrubs of the moorland vegetation zone. You will stop for a cooked lunch at Mandara Hut (2700m).Soon, you will descend into the humid and green forest where you might spot the extravagant tails of the colobus monkeys. After a total time of six hours hiking, you should reach the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Transfer back to the hotel in Moshi where a hot shower and fresh clothes, cold beers are waiting.

    Breakfast & Lunch