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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route | East Africa Travel Company

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route  is also known as the “Tourist Route” and the “Coca-Cola Route.”This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered “touristy”, and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which easy like Coca-Cola.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route  Itinerary

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route  Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kilimanjaro hotel for overnight

Day 2: Rest day
We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

Day 3: Starting Day

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route after breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings, including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.

Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: LD
Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

Day 4: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest and prepare for the summit climb.

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Distance: 9km/5.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

Day 6: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim.
Continuing passing Stella’s point.

We now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family.
From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp

Day 7: Hike Horombo Hut to the trailhead, drive to Moshi

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through a lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Distance: 20km/12.5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: B

Day 8: Departure transfers

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:

  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse Oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
  • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
  • ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:

  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal mountain gear
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Personal Expenses

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