Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route | 8 Days

The Marangu route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Also known as the “Coca Cola route” – the Marangu route is one of the most popular routes leading to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Many hikers believe that the Marangu route is the easiest route to Uhuru peak, since it is the only route which can be hiked in 6 days (making it the cheapest option). It is also the only route offering accommodation on the mountain in a huts.

per adult from

$2,788

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Taxes/VAT
    • Drinking water on all days
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Alcohol drinks
    • Climbing Gear
    • Sleeping Bag

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

    Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
    You will be picked up by the staff of Wildbird Safari from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha. Participants will be given a short briefing for the climb the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Venus Premier Hotel

    Day 2: Arusha to Marangu Gate -1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    We depart Arusha and ride to the Marangu Gate to complete the necessary registration formalities. The climb begins from Marangu Gate (6,000 ft). The trail then begins to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the blue monkey. The forest begins to thin out as we approach the first camp—Mandara Hut (8,800 ft).
    Duration: 23 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara Hut

    Day 3: Mandara Hut - (2700m) to Horombo Hut - (3700m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    The morning walk is a steady ascent up through the moorland region. At this point—weather permitting—we may get to see Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. These are two of the three volcanos that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro. We camp at Horombo Hut (12,200 ft) for the night. 6-8 hours · 5.7 miles · elevation: +3,400 ft.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 4: Acclimatization -Walk to Zebra Rocks (4020m) Then Back to Horombo Hut (3700m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today is a meant for acclimatization. We will take a short day hike to the Mawenzi Ridge (14,400 ft). From there you will have unobstructed views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments in the area we will descend back down to Horombo Hut. Time 3-4 hours · 3.1 miles · elevation: +2,200 ft.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 5: Horombo Hut - 3700m - Kibo Hut -4700m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. Time 5-6 hours · 5.5 miles · elevation: +1,200 ft
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 6: Kibo Hut- 4700m to Uhuru Peak -5895m-Horombo Hut -3700m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by headlamp around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). Time 11-15 hours · 12.3 miles · elevation: +3,945 ft. gain · -7,145 ft. loss
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 7: Horombo Hut -3,690 M/12,100 ft to Marangu /Arusha

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then continue descending through the lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu (6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to your hotel in Arusha
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Venus Premier Hotel

    Day 8: Fly Back Home

    Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
    After breakfast, we can arrange for a private transfer or taxi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    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 strong physical fitness level
    • 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 6 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

6

Organised by WildBird Safari

Activity ID: V-244706P4

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