6 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Through our 6 day trekking program to mark your lifetime dreams and adventures. Marangu route is simple and only reliable, best for first time climbers

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$3,380

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Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: DAY 1 – MANDARA HUT

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      This morning you drive (about 2 hours) through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills to Marangu (1,372m), situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there are usually some excellent views of the snow-capped peak. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. The forest teems with brightly-coloured bird life, colobus and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you may have fine views over the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain far below.

      Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds – quite adequate for your needs – where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal.

      Overnight stay Mandara Hut – 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay Mandara Hut – 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

      Day 2: DAY 2 – HOROMBO HUT (3,720m)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Your second day on the mountain starts with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest canopy, Kilimanjaro’s twin peaks – snow-covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie directly ahead, dominating the skyline. Further on you cross a zone of open heath with stunted vegetation, before emerging onto bleak moorland. Today you gain roughly 1,000m in altitude, and your walk can take anything from five to seven hours – depending on your pace. Tonight you stay at Horombo Huts – another collection of buildings similar in style to those at Mandara – which offer shelter and basic accommodation to those on the mountain.

      Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

      Day 3: DAY 3 – HOROMBO HUT

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize gradually to the altitude. Statistics show that an acclimatization day like this effectively doubles the chance of making it to the summit, so this time is well spent! The day is not exactly wasted as there are a few walks you can make in the vicinity of the hut – the most popular of which is to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the dramatic eastern summit of Kili. This walk takes four to five hours (round trip), and will get you to an altitude of 4,600m before you return to the hut – this will stand you in good stead later on.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

      Day 4: DAY 4 – KIBO HUT (4,705m)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      The landscape becomes progressively more rocky and rugged as you leave the everlasting flowers and other bizarre alpine plants behind. Giant groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. Today’s trail up to Kibo will again take anything between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak, you pass Last Water then cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto “The Saddle”, a broad tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you start to get fantastic views of the upper reaches of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dormitories and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – repacking to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

      Day 5: DAY 5 – UHURU PEAK (5,896m)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the ascent!) you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)


      Day 6: DAY 6 – Back to ARUSHA.

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Arusha. Breakfast and Lunch are included in this day.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
      • arusha airport
      • Kilimanjaro airport
      Departure Time :
      7:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide, English - Written

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by African polecat safaris

    Activity ID: V-136688P13

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