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Kilimanjaro Trekking Marangu Route 6 Days

Kilimanjaro Trekking Marangu Route 6 Days

Program Highlights

Duration:  6 Days
Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
Destinations:  Mt Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route
Major Attractions:

  •  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Arusha/Moshi
End in: Arusha
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • Porters will escort and guide you all your climbing along the mountain

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Moshi (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Arusha
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Arusha

Day 1: Climb from Marangu Gate (1980m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

  • Have breakfast at your hotel, picked up from the hotel in Arusha and transferred to Marangu Gate
  • At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide perform registration formalities
  • You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest
  • During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog
  • Also, be able to encounter wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! After 3-4 hours of ascending, you will reach the Mandara Hut (2700m)
  • At this point temperatures may drop to freezing point
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mandara Hut

Day 2: Climb from Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3720m)

  • After breakfast, we will begin their ascent out of the rainforest and into the heathen moorland
  • The trail passes through the Maundi Crater and you are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater
  • In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel
  • After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut (3720m) which is located on a small plateau
  • Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this site
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Hut

Day 3: Full day Acclimatization at Horombo Hut (3720m)

  • At Horombo Hut (3720m), you will spend the whole day allowing your body to acclimate to high altitude
  • You will have an option of doing a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (4600m) for further acclimatization with your guide
  • Breakfast and dinner will be at the hut and lunch will either be packed or at the hut depending on your preference for the day

 Day 4: Climb from Horombo Hut (3720m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

  • After an early morning breakfast, you will continue your ascent into the alpine desert habitat
  • We will have the option of two trails that lead to Kibo Hut (4700m)
  • The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut
  • The lower route (located to the left of the fork) is the more popular route because it is a shorter hiking distance (1 hour shorter)
  • Kibo Hut is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert
  • An early dinner will be served so that climbers can rest before attempting the summit the same night
  • Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night
  • Have an early sleep in the night for preparation for midnight climb to the Summit

Day 5: Climb to reach Uhuru Peak

  • Guides will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt
  • The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m)
  • You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m)
  • Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude
  • Gillman’s is located on the crater rim
  • From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m)
  • Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment!
  • You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins
  • The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours
  • At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun
  • After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m)

Day 6: Descend from Horombo Hut (3720m) to Marangu Gate (1980m)

  • After having breakfast you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m)
  • You will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations

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Tour Code: NSBS76

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