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5 days: Climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Marangu Route

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Trip Overview

Marangu Route, commonly known as the Coca-Cola route is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites. Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. It is a shorter route with a steeper incline and less time for acclimatization it tends to have a lower summit success rate. This is the only route where the ascent and descent routes are shared, thus creating more traffic.

Trip - Highlights

  • Day 01: Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara hut
  • Day 02: Mandara hut to Horombo hut.
  • Day 03: Horombo hut to Kibo hut
  • Day 04: Summit Day Kibo Hut camp to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut camp
  • Day 05: Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi

This Safari Only Takes

4 Days

What Includes in a Trip

  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Hotel stay in Arusha / Moshi town before and after the tour.
  • 6 Days Marangu route trek
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
  • Service of an English-speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain,
  • 2 porters per climber and a skilled cook.
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • Hyperbaric bag/oxygen pressure bag

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Itinerary

Elevation: 1200 m to 1,750 m to 2,750 m
Distance: 9 km
Trekking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
You will be transferred to Marangu gate from the hotel and do a registration at the gate.
Afterward, you will proceed trekking through the rainforest to Mandara hut. Here you will
have an acclimatization opportunity by visiting Maundi Crater.
Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

Elevation:2750 m to 3,807 m
Distance:13km.
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Moorlands
After breakfast, you will out climb the rainforest and continue trekking to Horombo hut
where you will trek through rolling moorlands and get your first clear view of towering
Kilimanjaro, dinner, and overnight at Colombo hut.

Elevation(m):3807m to 4725m
Distance: 13 km
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Desert
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, you will trek past the last water point to reach the
saddle area, a great desert between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo. An early dinner and
overnight at Kibo hut.

Elevation: 4,695 m to 5,895 m to 3,690 m
Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down
Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Wake up at midnight for a light breakfast and then get ready to climb to the top. As you will
climb to the top in the dark, you will need to have flashlights/flashlights. It will also be very
cold until you start going down, so you will need to have all your warm layers. This is an
important time to go slow (pole in Swahili). The goal is to climb before dawn so you can get
to Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Turn up steep scree or possibly snow, and
reach Gilman Point at the edge of the crater at 5,861 m / 18,640 feet between 4 and 6 p.m.
At this point, you will see the legendary crater and its ice caps. Then after 2 hours of walking
through the crater of Kibo near the famous snow, you will lead to the real top of Kilimanjaro,
Uhuru Peak, where you will take pictures several times. After taking photos from the top and
viewing the view, go back down to Kibo’s huts, have lunch, relax, pack your gear and continue
down the saddle to Horombo Hut.

Elevation): 3,690 m to 1,830 m to 1,387 m
Distance: 18 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
After breakfast continues the descent through the swamp to the houses of Mandara. Here
you will dine and then continue your triumphant recession down through the lush forest to
the gates of Marang Park. After entering the gate, the vehicle will take you back to the hotel,
where it is time to present the certificate and the holiday!

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