Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
Marangu Route Kilimanjaro is most well established and oldest route route. It’s the most favorite to most hikers as it’s the easiest path on the mountain.
DAY 01 – MOSHI – MARANGU GATE – MANDARA HUT
Pick up from Moshi town after safari briefing and to Kilimanjaro National Park.
Our guide will be waiting for you at the base where you will begin your ascent through the verdant rain forest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro. Hiking for 5-6 hours through this ancient jungle, you’ll get to go on a miniature safari as you spot wildlife such as black and white colobus monkeys along the way.
You’ll spend your night at the modern Mandara Huts, which boast luxuries such as solar lighting and flush toilets. You won’t be seeing those again anytime soon!
DAY 02– MANDARA HUT – HOROMBO HUT
On this day you will cover more than 11Kilometers, so you have to be up very early as you got a long day of hiking ahead of you.The hike takes you from the verdant rainforest into the stark alpine zone, to Maundi Crater. If the weather is favorable, you’ll find stunning views of Kibo Glacier from here before settling down for the evening.
DAY 03 – HOROMBO HUT – KIBO HUT
It’s another big day of hiking today, as you’ll make your way to Kibo Hut to set up camp ahead of your summit attempt. Climbing almost 1,000m, you’ll pass your last watering point at the 4,130m mark before arriving at Kibo Hut in the afternoon. Its always recommended you take a lot of water during your early dinner, as you’ll be up early tomorrow to begin your ascent to the summit!
DAY 04 – KIBO HUT – UHURU PEAK – HOROMBO HUT
This day you rise up and start early – just after midnight, in fact! Your climbing team will wake you with a cup of hot tea and a light snack for energy as you get dressed and prepare your daypack for the adventure ahead. You’ll be hiking in utter darkness for the next 5-7 hours, so take it slow and you’ll arrive at Stella Point a few hours before dawn. From here, there’s another two hours of intense hiking before you reach your ultimate goal: Uhuru Peak. Standing at 5,985m, you’ll be able to experience a spectacular sunrise and take in the panoramic view. You’ve done it You’ll then descend back to Horombo Hut via Kibo Hut. At anywhere between 12 and 16 hours of hiking, this is sure to be one of the longest, most grueling days of your life!
DAY 05 – HOROMBO HUT – MARANGU GATE – MOSHI
It’s a day of celebration today, as you’ll enjoy one last breakfast on the mountain before descending to the Marangu Gate,a walk of almost 20km walk today, but the steady downhill makes it a lot easier than the ascent. Upon arrival at the gate, you’ll get to celebrate with your porters and guides, provide them with their tips for their hard work, and collect your certificate of completion. Your driver will then whisk you away to your Moshi or Arusha hotel to get some well-earned rest.
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5 days – Marangu Route Kilimanjaro – Prices are as below;
1-4 Pax per person USD 1980$
5 to more pax USD 1820$
5 days – Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Items included
- Overnight stays in mountain Huts
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Marangu Route Kilimanjaro- Items not included:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)