Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 Days

Suitable for: Moderate fitness with previous trekking experience ideal
Pros: One of the shorter routes, this may be an option for those on a tight time frame and/or budget. With accommodation in huts it can also be a good option during rainy season.
Cons: Trek goes ascends and descends via the same path and approaches the summit from the steeper route via

The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier. This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatization period, so we recommending to taking Marangu route 6 days trek.

per adult from

$2,665

NZD

Duration

6 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • All meals while on the Mountain
    • All Park fees
    • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
    • Accommodation in Moshi
    • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
    • Quality, waterproof, four-season Private Mountain sleeping tents
    • Airport transfers
    • Crisis management and safety procedures
    • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
    • Rescue fees
    • Clean, purified drinking water
    • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
    • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Meals not listed above
    • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
    • Tanzania Visa
    • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
    • Gratuity

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

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 3-4 hours
    Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers
    Habitat: Montane forest
    After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Moshi and driven to the Marangu Gate (1980m). 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 rain-forest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the look out 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!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: An overnight stay at Mandara huts

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

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
    Habitat: Moorland
    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.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: An overnight stay at Horombo huts

    Day 3: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization Day

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: An overnight stay at Horombo huts

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

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
    Habitat: Alpine desert
    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!
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: An overnight stay at Kibo huts

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

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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
    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.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: An overnight stay at Horombo huts

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

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Distance: Approximately 27 kilometers
    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 Kilimanjaro certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to your hotel in Moshi.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will be transferred back to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Siafu Travel's staff will pick you up and transfer you to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at a hotel. For those who will arrive through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Kenya, we will pick you up and get transferred by Shuttle bus to Moshi.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Siafu Travel

Activity ID: V-188725P2

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