5 Days Marangu Route

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Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

In the morning you will be collected from your accommodation in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. As well as the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

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

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle.” This practically vegetation-less plateau joins the main summit,Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

Day 4: Kibo Hut (4700m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Today is “The Big Day”–the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent, which will be long and arduous, around midnight. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m)–the crater rim of Kilimanjaro–at which point the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will soon have forgotten the cold of the night and, after a further hike of 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you, followed by a 1 to 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch awaits. Soon, you will once again pass through the tropical rainforest and, after a total time of 6 hours of trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer will take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Included:

  • Overnight stays in mountain huts
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides’, Porters’, Cooks’ salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water

Not included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation outside of trekking route
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb, etc.)