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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in a week via the Marangu route in Tanzania

Don't miss your chance to reach the summit of the tallest mountain in Africa. Climb Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route with an experienced guide from Altezza Travels.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration7 days
Offer periodFeb, Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Experience the physical challenge of reaching the summit

  • Enjoy a shorter route to the top of Kilimanjaro

  • Hike with a great group and excellent experienced guides

Description

Want to reach the summit of the roof of Africa? Well then join one of our experienced guides on this awesome 7-day adventure to the top of Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route.

This route is a fairly speedy option and it’s also a straightforward climb. However, as with all the routes we like to ensure that you are properly acclimatized. Previous mountain climbing experience is advantageous if you want to take this route.

We’ll begin with a beautiful hike through the rainforest where you’ll probably get wet, so we always suggest bringing more clothes for that. As we get higher into the mountains we’ll see the landscape change before our eyes.

On this route, we’ll also stay in huts and not tents. This route is actually also known as the Coca-Cola route as you can buy one at every hut!  One of our huts, Horombo Hut (3,720 m) offers amazing views of both the Kibo and Mawenzi volcano.

This is a great way to get to the summit quickly and to really put your endurance to the test. Get in touch today to save your spot on the experience of a lifetime.

If you would like to spend a few more days reaching the summit, take a look at our 8-day Rongai Route ascent. 

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Accommodation

You'll stay in a hotel in town and in tents in the mountains.

Disclaimer

Please note that you will need to sign a liability waiver prior to the beginning of the trip. The participant will need to have appropriate insurance coverage.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We’ll pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the evening you’ll have a briefing with your guide and group.

Day 2: Marangu Gate To Mandara Hut

In the morning we’ll drive to Kilimanjaro National Park’s eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After a bit of paperwork we’ll head to the trail which will lead us through rainforest to Mandara Hut (2,700 m). This 11 km hike will take us around 5-7 hours and at camp we’ll have some lunch before resting and acclimatizing.

Day 3: Mandara Hut To Horombo Hut

We’ll set out early to hike towards Horombo Hut (3,720 m) which will take us around 5–6 hours. There we’ll have lunch. Then, in the afternoon we’ll take an acclimatization hike of 1 to 2 hours before returning to the hut to sleep.

Day 4: Horombo Hut To Kibo Hut

After another early start we’ll set off for Kibo Hut (4,700 m). This is a 10 km hike but it is not too strenuous. We’ll then spend the whole afternoon and evening resting for the summit climb!

Day 5: Uhuru Peak and Descent To Horombo Hut

On day five we reach the summit after a midnight start. The altitude could really hit you here so we’ll be on to make sure you’re doing ok at every step of the way. When we do reach the summit at Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) we’ll take some time to celebrate and get photos before descending to Horombo Hut.

Day 6: Horombo Hut To Marangu Gate

After breakfaste we’ll begin our final descent to Marangu Gate. This will take us 5-6 hours and is a fairly pleasant hike. When we arrive you’ll get your certificate and then we’ll drive you back to your hotel.

Day 7: Departure

On your final day we’ll drop you back at the airport.


About the guide

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Altezza Travel is a team of dedicated wildlife specialists, whose mission is to turn your Tanzanian dreams into reality. We are vastly experienced in organizing top-notch Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions and wildlife safaris.

Unparalleled safety standards, individual care for each guest and professional guides are the foundations of our vision. We will make your adventure a lifetime memory!


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021

USD 2072 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2368 each

Group of 2

USD 1927 each

Group of 3

USD 1821 each

Group of 4

USD 1741 each

Group of 5

USD 1717 each

Group of 6

USD 1647 each

Group of 7

USD 1614 each

Group of 8

USD 1595 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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

- Permit and entrance fees

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

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils

Price details

This price does not include airline tickets, visa fee, lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent), personal gear rentals, tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person) and mountaineering insurance. 7-day and 8-day options available.


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