5 Days Marangu Route
Day 1: 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, we will make a short journey from your hotel to the National Park gate for the necessary formalities at the gate. We start the climb through the 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. Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2,700 m): 5-6 hours walking.
Day 3: Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Today the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into moorland, and, in clear weather, there are great views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
We arrive at Horombo Hut mid-afternoon, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around the camp. Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 4-6 hours walking.
Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: Horrombo Hut (Full 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 an overnight stay.Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking).
Day 7: 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 unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Hotel the night before and the night after the climb. Bed and Breakfast.
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees by vehicle
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Porters and cooker
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Summit Emergency Oxygen
EXCLUDED FROM THE PRICE:
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc
- Meals before and after climb
- Tips and gratuities for guides and porters (recommended to be 10 – 15% of climb costs)
- Personal clothing and mountain equipment