6 Days Climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Marangu Route


Trip Overview

A six-day trip to Africa’s highest peak in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain on the popular Marang route. Expect a variety of landscapes, perhaps wildlife on the lower slopes. This six-day trip to the charming Kilimanjaro gives extra time to acclimatize, giving you a great chance to reach the snow-capped peak. You will have a personal car to take you to and from the mountain; on the mountain, your accommodation in this trip category "Basic" will be in comfortable huts.

Trip - Highlights

  • Day 01: Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara hut
  • Day 02: Mandara hut to Horombo hut
  • Day 03: Horombo hut
  • Day 04: Horombo hut to Kibo hut
  • Day 05: Summit Day Kibo Hut camp to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut camp
  • Day 06: Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi

This Safari Only Takes

6 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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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
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.

(this day is omitted if choosing a day itinerary).
Spend an extra day here at Horombo during the 6-day itinerary for acclimatization
purposes This day you will hike to Mawenzi Ridge or Zebra Rock to have your body adjust
to higher altitudes. After this session you will retack to Horombo hut for lunch, resting until
dinner and overnight

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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