Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route 6 days

The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5895m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut. From here an early start is made for the ascent to Uhuru Point (the top of Kibo). The path zig-zags up steep scree which is easier to climb when frozen.

The views from the crater rim at Gillman’s Point at dawn can be spectacular. Uhuru Peak lies just above. This is a tough walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas. An extra day for acclimatisation to the altitude is recommended at Horombo from where there are various walks to enjoy.

per adult from

$3,050

NZD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
    • Hot Water For Wash
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Visas, Insurances, & Flights
    • Personal Trekking Gears
    • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages

  • Day 1: Marangu gate ho Mandara Huts

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft Distance: 8 km/5 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Rain Forest We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara Huts

    Day 2: Mandara Huts to Horombo Huts

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft Distance: 12 km/7 miles Hiking Time: 6-8 hours Habitat: Heath We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks - two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 3: Horombo Huts to Mawenzi Ridge

    Stop At: Mawenzi Peak, Tanzania
    Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft Distance: 5 km/3 miles Hiking Time: 2-3 hours Habitat: Heath Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205 Distance: 5 km/3 miles Hiking Time: 1-2 hours Habitat: Heath This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 4: Horombo Huts to Kibo Huts

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft Distance: 10 km/6 miles Hiking Time: 6-8 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Huts

    Day 5: Kibo Huts, to Uhuru peak; then descend to Horombo Huts

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft Distance: 6 km/4 miles Hiking Time: 6-8 hours Habitat: Arctic Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft Distance: 16 km/10 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Heath Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep
    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 6: Horombo Huts to Moshi/Arusha

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft Distance: 20 km/12 miles Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Rain Forest On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Moshi/Arusha
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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 Kilimanjaro Safari Experience

Activity ID: V-237745P11

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