6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route

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Tour Details

6 days on mountain & 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi. Marangu route is the only hut route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Stay in a hut, comfortable mattresses, solar energy power, nicer hiking route and flush toilets at Mandara and Horombo Huts. Easy to ascend and used by first European Hans Meyer to conquer the summit of Kilimanjaro 1889. It is the oldest route and is Kilimanjaro Park headquarters. You can use 5 days to hike but we recommend 6 days to have an extra day for acclimatization. Welcome to Kilimanjaro, Snow-capped Mountain and the highest mountain in Africa.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation while on a trek
  • All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian
  • All entry fees, Hut fees, Rescue fee ,Utensils andAwards Certificates of Achievements
  • Treated drinking water, Sleeping Mattress, Tables and Chairs
  • 4 Transfers from JRO to hotel, from hotel to gate, from gate to hotel and from hotel to JRO

Price Excludes

  • Tips, International flight tickets fees& Visa
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
  • Equipment including fleece jacket, socks, sunglasses, water bottles, body tights, scarf etc.
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

Pick up at Kilimanjaro airport and drive to Stella Maris lodge in Moshi Town 30-40 minutes. This lodge is before Moshi town. Has the perfect view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your lovely stay in this lodge with comfortable beds and a hot shower. We recommend that you try and get an early night ahead of your 6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route which will start the following day.

Main Destination:Moshi

Accommodation:Stella Maris Lodge ,Mid-range Lodge near Moshi

Meals & Drinks :Breakfast only and Drinks

Day 2Climbing From Marangu Gate To Mandara Hut

A morning pre-climb briefing and introductions with our team precede the drive to Kilimanjaro Park’s Eastern Gate: Marangu, which lies at 1,860 m. Here, your head guide arranges all necessary permits and registration for rescue and search services before you start the walk to Mandara Hut’s 2,720 m. The trail takes you through a rain forest with its high probability of rain showers, so bring a raincoat.

This being your first day at high altitude we strongly recommend the following:
– Do not consume any caffeine or alcohol
– Drink often, a little at a time for a total daily intake of 4 liters minimum.
– Take Diamox for relief from altitude sickness symptoms. It is usually taken in the morning before the day’s climbing.
– Consult your physician before undertaking the trip to check for possible contraindications.
– Heed your body’s warnings and promptly inform your guide of any adverse symptoms.

Acclimatization-associated discomfort is common at night when your body gets less oxygen than during the day. This is normally expressed in the form of nausea and headaches.

Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) — Mandara Hut (2,720 m)
Hiking distance: 8 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Main Destination:Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:Mid-range Mountain Hut In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks : All meals included  drinking water included

Day 3Climbing From Mandara Hut To Horombo Hut

Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi.

Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:
Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,720 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours.

Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation: Mid-range Mountain Hut In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks : All meals included and Drinking water

Day 4Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

After breakfast you will go on an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut and back. After lunch you have the opportunity to walk around the surrounding area, take pictures of Mawenzi Volcano or just sleep before the upcoming trekking to Kibo Hut.

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (4,500 m)
Hiking distance: 5–8 km
Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Main Destination:Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:Mid-range Mountain HutIn Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :All meals included  andDrinking water

Day 5Climbing from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,720 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the climbing to Kilimanjaro’s summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Kibo Hut (4,720 m)
Hiking distance: 9.3 km
Hiking time: 6–7 hours

Main Destination:Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation: Mid-range Mountain Hut In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks : All meals included and Drinking water

Day 6Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Hut

Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,720 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). This stretch of Marangu Route is of moderate physical difficulty, but high altitude puts any climbers body to the test.

For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m).

Please note: 90% of mountain accidents – including broken limbs – happen on the way down. However, they are easily avoided by taking care of how and where you step.

Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,720 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 23.3 km
Hiking time: 12–14 hours

Main Destination:Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation: Mid-range Mountain Hut In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks : All meals included and Drinking water

Day 7Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park’s exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent, the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you with a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Hiking distance: 19 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Main Destination:Moshi

Accommodation:Stella Maris Lodge Mid-range Lodge near Moshi

Meals & Drinks :Breakfast only and Drinks not included

Day 7Departure

Main Destination:Moshi

Accommodation:No Accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks :Breakfast only and Drinks not included

 

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