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6-day Marangu Route trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Experience a 6-day adventure with one of our certified guides on this incredible climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro via the easy Marangu Route.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 6-day climb to the summit of the iconic Kilimanjaro Peak in Tanzania.

  • Climb the mountain via the easy Marangu Route.

  • Witness breathtaking vistas of the towering peaks from the top of Uhuru Peak.

Description

Popularly known as the“Coca-Cola” route, Marangu Route is one of the easiest paths to the summit of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. Join us as we take you to the peak of the highest mountain in Africa via this easy route.

One of the first well-established routes for climbing Kilimanjaro, Marangu is the only track which offers accommodation in comfortable mountain huts instead of making you spend your nights in camps.

Although, not the most scenic route, it still is a favored by many climbers- both beginners and seasoned alike, as it offers a steady and a gradual climb without much difficulty.

Though we have reserved a day for acclimatization during the trek, it is still recommended to take a day or two before the climb to acclimatize so as to avoid mountain sickness during the trek.

We’ll approach the summit through the southeast face. Heading from Moshi to Marangu gate, we’ll begin the trek soon after completing the formalities. Continuing on a trail through lush rainforest, we’ll reach the Mandara Hut.

The next few days will be spent hiking to Horombo Hut and traversing the Mawenzi ridge until we reach Kibo Hut. The final ascent to Uhuru Peak ( 5,895m) will start from Kibo Hut. We’ll start just past midnight and ascend on ice and snow to reach the summit, the highest point in Africa!

The top offers breathtaking views of the neighboring peaks. We’ll descend via the same route to reach Marangu gate to end this incredible trip.

So, get in touch with us to reserve your seat. We would be very happy to guide you on this unforgettable experience in Tanzania! Climbing Kilimanjaro is also possible via the Lemosho route and Machame route.

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Departures every Saturday. Starting from Saturday, 24 Aug 2019 until Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Marangu gate to Mandara Hut

We will leave Moshi and head towards Marangu gate. After completing the formalities, we’ll begin the trek.

Traversing a lush forest, we will reach the Mandara Hut.

Distance: 8 Km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Continuing through the rain forest, the trail leads on to a moorland. Here, we’ll get the first views of the Kibo peak and the Mawenzi peak, two of the three volcanic peaks that make the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Distance: 12 Km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi ridge

We will spend the day acclimatizing. We’ll hike to Mawenzi ridge and get back to Horombo hut by the evening.

Distance: 10 Km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Continuing gradually, we will cross the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi. The camp lies at the bottom of the Kibo crater rim. We’ll spend the rest of the day preparing for the final summit hike.

Distance: 10 Km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhruhu Peak

Starting just past midnight, we’ll begin towards the summit. The hike will be both physically and mentally challenging. Scaling on snow and ice and batteling cold winds, we’ll cross the Gilman’s point, from where you will see outstanding views of Mawenzi peak.

Finally, we’ll reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

Later, we’ll descend to Horombo Hut.

Distance (ascent and descent): 22 Km

Hiking Time: 10 hours

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marunga gate

We’ll descend via the same way to reach Marunga gate, ending this incredible trek.


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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We offer our clients the most memorable adventures in Tanzania. We take our clients on the most amazing tours on our beautiful country, which we know inside out, like Mount Kilimanjaro, Beach Trips, Wildlife Safaris or Cultural Trips.

We have a team of excellent, professionally certified mountain guides. They have all climbed Mount Kilimanjaro more than a hundred times, through different routes. They also have a deep knowledge of the country’s national parks and about the animal kingdom. Each of our guides is a specialist in a specific area, like ecology and animal behavior.

We look forward to taking you on an unforgettable adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1856 each

Group of 2

USD 1856 each

Group of 3

USD 1856 each

Group of 4

USD 1856 each

Group of 5

USD 1856 each

Group of 6

USD 1856 each

Group of 7

USD 1856 each

Group of 8

USD 1856 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Hot Shower

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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