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6-day Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route

6-day Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route | Tanzania

6 days of hiking to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro through the Marangu route, guided by the team of guides and local porters of Congema.

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6 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct




The Marangu route is commonly known as the "Coca-Cola" route, since you can buy a Coke in every hut. This route for climbing Kilimanjaro is the one that was first established.

It is often described as one of the easiest walking routes. However,  it has the lowest success rate according to Kinapa (42%). This is because a lot of climbers attempt this route in 5 days, not taking enough time and filing due to bad acclimatisation.

The Marangu route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast, using the same route for the ascent and descent. This means that the Marangu is somehow less scenic compared to other routes.

If you prefer not to camp, then this is the route for you, as you can sleeps in dormitory-type huts. These huts also have a dining room, washrooms and flushable toilets (only in the lower parts of the route, then they become "long drop"). Sleeping in the huts has its advantages, but bear in mind that you will share the dormitory with many other climbers, which can mean trying to sleep with snorers.

Please get in touch with me and let's discuss about your wishes. I would be very happy to bring you up there and let you live an unforgettable experience to the summit of Africa! Climbing Mount Kilimandjaro through other routes is also possible: Rongai, Machame or Lemosho.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Silver Palm hotel (B&B).

Day 2: Transfer to Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

Driving to the Marangu Gate. Walking in the rainforest until the Mandara hut. \*4 h \*2743 m

Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

Leaving the forest, then crossing the open moorland to the Horombo hut. \*5 h \*3760 m

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Mawenzi Hut - Horombo Hut

Day for resting and acclimatisation at the Horombo Hut. We take a walk to the Mawenzi Hut or the Zebra Rocks.

Day 5: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

Walking through moorland then across The Saddle to the Kibo Hut \*5 h \*4730 m

Day 6: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut

Today we start very early to reach the summit. We go up on steep scree until Gillman’s Point (5 h, 5681 m). Then we continue until Uhuru Peak (1:30 h, 5895 m). We descend to the Kibo Hut, where we have lunch and get some rest, then we descend to the Horombo Hut (we will walk around 13 h in total).

Day 7: Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate

Descent until Marangu gate (5 h). Then driving back to your hotel (B&B).

Day 8: Departure

Leaving after breakfast.


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

Please get in touch with me if you are interested by coming to Tanzania, for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or any other exiting adventure you wish to experience !
Our company was established with the aim of promoting both local and global tourism. May I say that nowhere else will you feel really in Tanzania than at our organisation. Years of experience have taught us to prepare special programs that take you off the beaten tracks (eg. Rubondo National Park, Gombe National Park, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater Highland, Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai mountains, Longido Mountains and Monduli Mountains).
This of course, is in addition to the already popular places of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro in the North, and Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa in the South. Last but not least beach holidays on the islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba are also among our programs. Some National Parks extension trips in Kenya and Gorilla tracking Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are coordinated as well.
We have something to satisfy anyone's budget, from single seats on a vehicle safari, to exclusive safaris, incentive tours, educational and cultural safaris, ecological tours, and face-to-face safaris. You have the option to choose our basic "Canvas Safaris" or let us arrange a stay at luxury 5-star hotels.



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Nous sommes parti faire l'ascension du Kilimandjaro du 30 aout au 5 septembre 2017 avec le support d'Explore-Share qui nous a déjà accompagné il y a 2 ans pour l'ascension à ski de l'Elbrouz. Cette aventure sur le plan physique, sur la découverte de nouveaux paysages montagneux totalement différents des Alpes, des montagnes Européennes auxquels nous sommes un peu habitués (je précise que nous sommes 2 amis de longues dates, Alain : guide de haute montagne et moniteur de ski, et moi Sébastien : pilote de ligne et moniteur de ski), fut fabuleuse, et exceptionnelle sur le plan humain. Nous étions accompagnés par toute une équipe de guides, cuisinier, et porteurs tout au long de ces 7 jours; et ces personnes furent le mets exquis de ce voyage, toujours souriants, encourageants, tellement gentils dans le plus noble et beau sens du terme. Je tiens à remercier tout particulièrement l'ensemble des porteurs, le guide Elly qui a mené cette belle ascension, l'agence Congema, et son responsable Constantine qui a géré l'administratif, et bien sûr Explore-Share avec Gauthier Poncelet qui nous a permis une nouvelle fois de vivre une semaine, et un voyage merveilleux gravés dans nos mémoires.

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