6-day Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

East African Mountains

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2194 USD

    Group of 2
    1780 USD

    Group of 3
    1642 USD

    Group of 4
    1579 USD

    Group of 5
    1557 USD

    Group of 6
    1525 USD

    Group of 7
    1513 USD

    Group of 8
    1495 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      Arrival at Silver Palm hotel (B&B).

    • Day 2Transfer to Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

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

    • Day 3Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

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

    • Day 4Horombo 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 5Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

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

    • Day 6Kibo 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 7Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate

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

    • Day 8Departure

      Leaving after breakfast.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    We will sleep in huts (dormitory-style).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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    What People are Saying about Constantine Congema

     

    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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    Sebastien Perrin
    My husband and I and five other friends just did the Mt Kili climb in August and it was an amazing experience, more so with the team from Congema. The whole team of 3 guides and 24 porters worked together to make our 7 days an unforgettable experience. From Victor the lead guide, assistant guides Izack and Joseph, the chef Kassim and his assistant Moondy, Ronald who\'s in charge of our toilet, cheerful Adam the singer and always the first one to greet us just before reaching camp, to the rest, all of them carried our their responsibilities and duties to ensure that we were safe and properly taken care of. Every day as we trek to the next camp, they are there to encouraged us and enquire how we are doing. Summit day was extra challenging, not just the steep 5km to the peak but we faced an extremely strong and bitter cold wind throughout! We would not have make it to the summit if not for their encouragement, esp with Victor\'s advice \"if you feel cold, it\'ll only be for six hrs till sun rise, then it won\'t be cold any more\" and the perpetual \'pole pole\'! They did not give up on us or even once asked us to turn back! I would strongly recommend Congema to anyone who intends to climb Mt Kili, they are an excellent team and very professional!
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    Janice B
    CONGEMA has a wonderfull team with great talent, knowledge, highly experienced staff, helpfull, reassuring (which pretty good when you are going to live this kind of moment)... They won\'t stop to motivate you, and give you clear status of the situation. They are well trained, and adapt perfectly to the group. Climbing the Kilimanjaro was by far one of the most profound, intense, rewarding, hard, extraordinary JOURNEY of my life and CONGEMA will surely be one of the best tour you can climb with.
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    Ben
    Me and my friends had a wonderfull experience doing with Congema the Kilimandjaro summit and some safari days. All of the staff guys were very profesional, friendly and nice people. Special mentions for Alain (he was always very reactive and precise when I asked a lot of information during the preparation of the trip), Paul and Josef (our guides for the summit for their advices and permanent support and help), Kassim and Benson (the cook and his assistant for their delicious food), the 12 porters (for their good mood and friendly behaviour), George and Roman (our drivers during the safari days). Congratulation to Constantin (The Boss) to have a such nice Staff !
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