Kilimanjaro Direct Trekking Marangu Route - 5 Days

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Program Highlights

Duration:  5 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: Moshi
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
  • This route is also called the Tourist Route or the Coca Cola Route

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Itinerary Description

Day 1: Arrival and Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Our guide will meet and pick you at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfer you to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking
  • Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft).
  • Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara Hut

Day 2: Trek Semi Alpine Zone to Horombo Hut (12,200 ft)

  • We take a steady ascent through the temperate forest zone for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone
  • Here we enjoy views of the mountain peaks at this altitude
  • We continue to a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are characteristic of this semi-alpine zone, and overnight at Horombo Hut (12,200 ft). [6-7 hours walking]

Day 3:  Cross Lunar Desert to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft)

  • We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall
  • The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. [6-7 hours walking]
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Kibo Hut

Day 4: Trek to Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft) and descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft)

  • We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m
  • We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point(18,600 ft)
  • We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi
  • Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak(19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area
  • The descent to Kibo Hut(15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). [11-15 hours walking]

Day 5: A Steady Descent to Marangu Gate (6,000 ft) via Mandara Huts (8,900 ft)

  • A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts(8,900 ft)
  • We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu(6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to Marangu. [5-6 hours walking]
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Moshi

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