Kilimanjaro climb, Marangu route (6-day)

Embark on this exciting 6-day Kilimanjaro Marangu hiking adventure and enjoy thrilling scenic vistas and pristine wildlife on the way to the peak of Africa. This most popular climbing route with good acclimatization transition is always a good choice to climb KIlimanjaro. You will cross several climatic zones (from rainforest on the first days of your adventure to Arctic desert in the summit area), each different, unique and captivating.  

Our professional climbing crews will take care of your safety and comfort. Overnight stays are in the comfortable wooden huts, the “kitchen” team will surprise you with their cooking skills, and the porters will carry all equipment. The guides will be leading your way, excitedly sharing their knowledge of this amazing Mount.  

Pre and post-climb accommodation (included) will be in a cosy hotel in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Airport transfers included.

per adult from

$3,232

NZD

Duration

8 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) pick-up and drop-off
    • All ground transportation
    • 2 nights in “Aishi Machame Hotel” (before and after the hike) - double/twin room sharing, breakfast included. The hotel has cozy rooms, Internet access, hot water, a swimming pool, and a helpful staff. Single room available at extra charge
    • Hut accommodation during the hike (special Kilimanjaro walk-in tents) - 2 hikers per tent. Single accommodation is not possible on Marangu route due because of the park regulations
    • All fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park
    • High-quality branded group equipment (table, chairs, crockery & cutlery, etc.
    • Three tasty and energy-rich meals a day. The diet on the hike includes chicken, meat and fish meals garnished with rice, potato and vegetable salads, pasta, porridges, cakes, eggs, soups etc.
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, juices, soda, etc.
    • Vegetarian, gluten-free, halal and kosher meal plans are available.
    • Certified Wilderness First Responder guides
    • Professional climbing crew (porters, cooks)
    • Medical check-ups
    • Oxygen tanks and altimeters
    • Medical kits
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Altezza Travel
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Entry/Admission - Aishi Machame Hotel
    What's excluded :
    • Air tickets - the cost of getting to Tanzania is not included
    • Visa fee. Obtainable at JRO for USD 50 for most nationals. USD 100 for the US passport holders
    • Personal equipment & gear (your hiking outfit, boots, sleeping bag, etc.) that you need for the hike. Available for hire
    • Lunch and dinner in the hotel. The price in the hotel includes breakfast only. Average price for lunch or dinner is USD 15 per person.
    • Insurance. Highly recommended! Should cover mountain trekking activities
    • Tips to the climbing crew. Entirely subject to your satisfaction with the trip. Recommended amount - USD 100-150 per traveler.

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL

    Stop At: Altezza Travel, Moshi Tanzania
    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Altezza Travel representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening, there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aishi Machame Hotel

    Day 2: TREKKING FROM MARANGU GATE TO MANDARA HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so we recommend you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats.

    When you reach the camp, our mountain support crew will take care of the necessities, pitch the tents, and prepare lunch.

    Throughout the entire Marangu route, you will be spending your nights in special huts. They offer a great alternative to those who do not want to sleep in tents.

    This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:
    • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
    • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
    • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

    At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) — Mandara Hut (2,700 m)

    Hiking distance: 11 km

    Hiking time: 5-7 hours

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in mountain huts on the Marangu route

    Day 3: TREKKING FROM MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi.

    Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you.

    Note:

    The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

    Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:

    Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

    Hiking distance: 10 km

    Hiking time: 5-6 hours

    Acclimatization hike:

    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)

    Hiking distance: 2.5 km

    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in mountain huts on the Marangu route

    Day 4: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT HOROMBO HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    After breakfast you will go on an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut and back. After lunch you have the opportunity to walk around the surrounding area, take pictures of Mawenzi Volcano or just sleep before the upcoming trekking to Kibo Hut.

    Acclimatization hike:

    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (4,500 m)

    Hiking distance: 5-8 km

    Hiking time: 3-4 hours

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in mountain huts on the Marangu route

    Day 5: TREKKING FROM HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water.

    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

    Hiking distance: 10 km

    Hiking time: 4-8 hours

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in mountain huts on the Marangu route

    Day 6: TREKKING TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO HOROMBO HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m).

    Note:

    Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

    Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

    Hiking distance: 16 km

    Hiking time: 9-12 hours

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in mountain huts on the Marangu route

    Day 7: DESCENT FROM HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park's exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Marangu Gate (1,860 m)

    Hiking distance: 18 km Hiking time: 5-6 hours
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aishi Machame Hotel

    Day 8: DEPARTURE

    Stop At: Aishi Machame Hotel, Machame region, Moshi 0938, Tanzania
    Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

    Note:

    Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 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 15 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Altezza Travel

Activity ID: V-69109P6

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