Overview

Known as the “Coca Cola Route” Marangu route is the cheapest Route to Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu has the widest and most comfortable path to walk on, but it is not  neessarily the easiest to summit. However it offers you the luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB VIA MARANGU ROUTE 6DAYS/ 5NIGHTS

ITINERARIES

DAY 01

FROM KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO HOTEL

Our friendly tour coordinator will be awaiting your arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport. Incase of further assistance at the Airport, she/he will be there to help. Drive to Moshi and Overnight at Kindoroko Hotel.

Meal Plan: None

DAY 02

BRIEFING AND PREPARATION DAY

Before noon, you meet up with your Mountain Guide for an introduction and briefing. Our tour coordinator and Mt Guide will take you through on what to expect on each day while on the Mountain. They will also leave plenty of room for a question and answer session. After the briefing your Guide will make an inspection of your gear just to make sure you have everything that you need for the Climb. Overnight at Kindoroko Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

DAY 03

MARANGU GATE (1980 M) TO MANDARA HUT (2700 M).

Hike time: 5 hrs

Elevation gain: 720m

Estimated distance: 12 km

Habitat : Montane Forest

 

After breakfast,  you will drive to Marangu gate. Finish registration before you begin the hike that will take you through a beautiful rain forest, that accommodates , Black and White Colobus Monkeys and and many Birds. Picnic lunch along the route to Mandara. On arrival leisure with hot coffee or tea with snacks. Late afternoon  you will take a walk to the Maundi Crater for acclimatization – thereafter walking back for dinner and overnight at the Mandara Hut .

Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

DAY 04

MANDARA HUT (2700M) TO HOROMBO HUT (3720M).

Hike time: 6hrs

Elevation gain: 1000m

Estimated distance: 15 km

Habitat : Moorland

 

Today’s hike will  take you through a Giant Savannah semi rainforest and lobbelia’s to the second Hut. Have a picnic lunch along the route to Horombo arriving late  in the afternoon. At camp take coffee, tea or hot chocolate and later if you have the energy  a walk along the Mawenzi route to as far as you can manage for acclimation purposes.  Hike back for dinner and overnight to Horombo Hut.

Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

DAY 05

HOROMBO HUT (3720M) - ACCLIMATISATION DAY

Hike time: 4.5 hrs

Habitat : Moorland

 

This is an extra day for acclimatization and it’s an ideal day to rest as well as walk high and sleep low.  To acclimatize you  will hike towards the Mawenzi Hut, passing  Zebra Rocks on the way (about 3 hours up and 1,5 hours down),   then return to Horombo Hut for another overnight.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

DAY 06

HOROMBO HUT (3720M) TO KIBO HUT (4700M).

Hike time: 6 hrs        

Elevation gain: 980m

Estimated distance: 15 km

Habitat : Alpine Desert

 

After breakfast start hiking with picnic lunch along the route through the semi desert areas, small glaciers, passing sunny and windy conditions for before arriving, almost exhausted at the Kibo Hut for dinner and overnight .

Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

DAY 07

MAWENZI TARN CAMP (4330M) - KIBO HUT (4700M)

Elevation Gain: Approximately 370m Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours Habitat: Alpine desert

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

DAY 08

KIBO HUT (4700M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) TO HOROMBO HUT (3720M)

Summit time: 8 hrs
Elevation gain: 1200 m
Estimated distance: 6km

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation decrease: 2175 m
Estimated distance: 21km
Habitat: Moorland

Your final ascent  will start as early as 01.00hrs (1.00am) going zigzag through  thick glaciers and sandy areas up to Gilman’s Point for 6 to 7 hours. If you wish to continue to the Uhuru peak (the highest peak in Africa) is another approx 2 hrs away. Making it to Uhuru Peak is exhilarating, here you will take your memorable picture before  you start a  descent slowly to Kibo Hut, for breakfast and rest for approximately 2 hours then walk down t Horombo Hut for dinner and Overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

 

INCLUSION & EXCLUSION OF THE PACKAGE

What Is Included: For Kilimanjaro

Transport from and to Kilimanjaro Airport to Kindoroko Hotel Moshi 

3 Nights Accommodation at Kindoroko Hotel in Moshi

Private transport from Kindoroko Hotel to Rongai gate (starting point for your climb), and transport back from Marangu gate to Kindoroko hotel after your climb 

All National Park entry fees

All camping fees  Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)

Government climbing taxes

Friendly and competent mountain head guide1, assistant guides 2, porters 21 and cook 1

Breakfast, lunch and dinner While on the mountain (menu especially designed for climbers on the Mountain.)

A variety of vegetarian food choices for Vegetarians 

Hot drinks on the mountain 

Quality specious 4 seasons tents, camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess Tent

Supplementary Portable Oxygen (used in case of emergency only) 

Pulseoxymeter 

Mountain First Aid Kit 

1.5 liters of mineral water (per Climber) for the first day on your climb

 

 ***Portable toilet available at an additional cost (Recommended)

What Is Not Included:

Airfares

A required Entry Visa for Tanzania – US$ 100 for UK and US passport holders, US$ 50 for all none East African Citizens.

Recommended Vaccinations

Personal Travel Insurance 

Personal Climbing equipment

Tips for guides, porters and cook ( Recommend from US$120- US$150 per climber) 

Alcohol

Snacks

Energy bars

Water purifying tablets.

Items of personal nature

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