Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 Days

This route provides the opportunity to “trek high and sleep low” which is considered important in minimizing the potential for altitude sickness.

The climb starts above the picturesque mountain village of Machame to the south of Kilimanjaro. After passing through the Machame forest and into the moorland zone, we scramble up and over some rocks and eventually emerge onto the Shira Plateau. We then advance counter-clockwise traversing below the southern face of Kibo, climb Lava Tower for magnificent 360 degree panoramas, ascend the Great Barranco Wall, a challenging and exhilarating rock scramble, and approach Uhuru Summit from Barafu or Kossovo Camp and the ridge that abuts the Southeast Valley. The climb from Barafu offers incredible views of Mawenzi Peak and Kilimanjaro’s remnant volcanic cone.

per adult from

$2,979

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
    • 2 - nights Accommodations on BB at either of the following Ameg Lodge or Salinero Hotels
    • 2 Way Radio
    • 3 person expedition tents (2 clients/tent)
    • Expedition medical kit
    • Gamow bag (portable hyperbaric chamber)
    • Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping/hut and rescue fees
    • Airport transfers
    • Salary for the Guides
    • Salary for the Cooks
    • Salary for the porters
    • Medical evacuations with AMREF Flying doctors
    • Mobile phone
    • VAT 18% on park entrance fees
    • Emergency oxygen
    • Comprehensive vital sign monitoring
    • Professional Up to date wilderness first responder trained guide or equivalent Assistance Guide
    • Pulse oximeter
    • Government taxes
    • Purified water while on the mountain
    • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
    • Return transfer Moshi/Arusha hotel to Park Gate
    • Bowl of hot washing water in the morning and evening
    • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
    • Hot steamy towel on the camp
    • Wine and Champagne the summit
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Additional transportation
    • International airfare
    • Communication charges
    • Medical or extra evacuation fees
    • Medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes
    • Meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness
    • Costs of visas
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Staff gratuities
    • Personal expenses(other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary)
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Room service
    • Souvenirs
    • Laundry
    • Immunizations

  • Day 1: Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut (8,875 ft)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today’s Stats

    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

    Total Distance: 7 km

    Starting Altitude: 1830m (6,000ft)

    Final Altitude: 2740m (9,000ft)

    Environment: Montane (rain) Forest

    This morning we drive through Kilimanjaro’s semi-tropical foothills to

    Marangu Gate, where you enter Kilimanjaro National Park and start your

    climb. Today’s trek takes 4-5 hours through tropical rain-forest to reach Mandara Hut.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will spend your overnight at Mandara Huts

    Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut (12,201 ft)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today’s Stats

    Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

    Total Distance: 11 km

    Starting Altitude: 2700m (9,000ft)

    Final Altitude: 3700m (12,141ft)

    Environment: Mooreland

    Your second day on the mountain starts with a fairly steep climb through the last of the rain-forest up to alpine meadows dotted with giant heather.

    Further on, the environment changes to open heath with stunted vegetation before opening out to bleak moorland.

    Today you will gain approximately 1,000m in altitude, so walk slowly in order to acclimatize properly. It is normally a 6-7 hour hike to reach Horombo Huts.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will spend your overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 3: Acclimization at Horombo

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today you will take a short walk up to Mawenzi base camp and come back to Horombo. This will be an opportunity to acclimatize and understanding the Mountain weather and altitude.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will still spend your overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut (15,463 ft)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today’s Stats

    Hiking Time: 6-7 hours

    Total Distance: 10 km

    Starting Altitude: 3700m (12,141ft)

    Final Altitude: 4695m (15,400ft)

    Environment: Semi Desert

    The terrain now becomes progressively more rocky and rugged and giant groundsels and lobelias make their appearance. The trail skirts Mawenzi Peak, before crossing a stark, almost lunar landscape and the tundra desert of ‘the saddle”.

    The hike to Kibo Hut takes anything from 5 to 7 hours and the views from the saddle is breathtaking. Make this an early night – your attempt on Uhuru Peak starts at midnight.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will spend your overnight at Kibo Huts

    Day 5: Kibo Hut – Summit (19,340 ft) – Horombo Hut (12,201 ft)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today’s Status

    Hiking Time:11-15 hours

    Total Distance:18.5 km

    Starting Altitude:4695m (15,000ft) – Uhuru Peak 5895m(19,340ft)

    Descend Final Altitude:3700m (12140ft)

    Environment:Alpine Desert

    Soon after midnight, you will be awakened by your guides to start the zigzag trek up a long scree slope. After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. Continue your climb for approximately another 3 hours to Gilman’s Point and you will be rewarded by the dramatic sight of the rising sun reflecting off the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi.

    Walk along the crater rim for another couple of hours to reach your goal – Uhuru Peak, towering at 19,340 ft. After congratulating yourself and your companions on this great achievement, descend to Kibo Hut for rest and refreshment before continuing to Horombo Hut for your last night on the mountain.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will spend your overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today’s Status

    Hiking Time: 6-7 hours

    Total Distance: 18 km

    Starting Altitude: 3700m (12,140ft)

    Final Altitude: 1830 (6000ft)

    Environment: Rain Forest

    After a leisurely breakfast, make your final descent across the alpine meadow, past Mandara Hut and on down through the rainforest to Marangu Gate, where your driver and vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to your Hotel
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: You will be transferred you back to your Hotel
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport /shuttle bus stand a member of our staff will be at holding a Jaribu Africa Adventures placard. You will then be transferred to your Hotel in Arusha based on Bed and breakfast basis.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Jaribu Africa Adventures

Activity ID: V-146433P6

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