6 Days Marangu Route Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
The oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route, is also known as the “Tourist Route” or “Coca Cola Route”. And you may have heard that “of all routes up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route is the easiest, cheapest and by far the most popular.”
Day1: Arrive in Moshi Bed and breakfast.
You will stay at the Hotel, a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure. We will gather at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Mandara Hut (Full board)
After having your breakfast take you to Marangu gate for the necessary formalities at the gate; we start the climbs through fascinating tropical rain forest; we reach the first hut at Mandara for dinner and overnight. An alternative is to rest and relax in the beautiful forest around the camp simply.
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2,700 m): 5-6 hours walking.
Day 3 : Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Today we walk from Mandara hut towards the Horrombo hut; On this day, if the weather permits, you will see a good view of Kibo and Mawenzi peak. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! Dinner will be provided at the Horrombo hut.
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3700 m): 5-7 hours walking.
Day 4: Horrombo Hut (Full board) -Acclimatization Day
Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks; this extra day and night at Horombo are for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horrombo hut. Horombo hut to further improve our acclimatization.
Day 5: Kibo Hut (Full board)
Today we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. You will take these 6-7 hours walking at a slow pace until we reach Kibo Hut (4,700m), where we will spend the night in a comfortable hut. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night. Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4,700 m.); 4-6 hours walking.
Day 6: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags, and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m., which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment, we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast. We stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment; we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut.
Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3,720 m.): 13-15 hours walking.
Day 7: Horrombo Hut (Half Board)
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu National Park, and successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here, you will be transferred to Moshi for dinner and overnight at Hotel. Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking).
Day 8: Departure day:
After saying goodbye to our team in operation, you need a Private departure transfer from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight. You will be picked up at the Hotel around 7:45 am at the airport.