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

Get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on this 1-week program through the Marangu Route along with a tour operator from Altezza Travel, in Tanzania.

Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Contemplate dazzling views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Prepare for the climb with a good acclimatization.

  • Spend the nights in comfortable mountain huts.

Description

The Marangu Route is the most popular route to reach Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Follow this route and get to the summit of this incredible mountain by taking part in this 1-week program.

During this trip, we will explore the Kilimanjaro National Park and prepare for the ascent with acclimatization hikes. At the bottom of the page, you can check out the itinerary of this expedition.

Please, take into account that this ascent is demanding and requires a good level of fitness as well as good acclimatization and mountaineering experience.

Would you like to take part in this climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? Do not hesitate to send the request and book your place.

You can also take a look at this program that we lead through the Lemosho Route to the mountain.

Accommodation

Mountain huts

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 International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to our cozy hotel (check-in at 2 pm) that offers hot water, a swimming pool and Internet access. In the evening, we will have a briefing and get ready for the climb.

Day 2: Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

In the morning, we will have a brief and then drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park. We will enter through Marangu Gate (1,860 meters), the eastern entrance. After registering, we will go across a rainforest and trek to Mandara Hut (2,700 meters).

Hiking distance: 11 kilometers.

Hiking time: 5-7 hours.

Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

After breakfast, we will start a moderate hike to Horombo Hut (3,720 meters). From the hut, we will contemplate great views of Kibo and Mawenzi volcanoes. In the afternoon, we will go for an easy acclimatization hike to 3,920 meters of altitude.

From Mandara to Horombo Hut

Hiking distance: 10 kilometers.

Hiking time: 5-6 hours.

Acclimatization hike:

Hiking distance: 2,5 kilometers.

Hiking time: 1-2 hours.

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

On day 4, we will take a hike to Kibo Hut, at 4,700 meters of altitude. The trek is not difficult but it is important to maintain a good rythm. We will share lunch in the hut and spend the rest of the day resting.

Hiking distance: 10 kilometers.

Hiking time: 4-8 hours.

Day 5: Summit day

Our most expected day is here! We will depart during the night to the Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters), Kilimanjaro’s summit. After reaching our goal, we will descend to Kibo, rest and continue to Horombo Hut.

Hiking distance: 16 kilometers.

Hiking time: 9-12 hours.

Day 6: Marangu Gate

Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate.

Hiking distance: 18 kilometers.

Hiking time: 5-6 hours.

Day 7: Departure

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the Airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.


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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2372 each

Group of 2

USD 1928 each

Group of 3

USD 1825 each

Group of 4

USD 1743 each

Group of 5

USD 1717 each

Group of 6

USD 1650 each

Group of 7

USD 1614 each

Group of 8

USD 1598 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

• Permit and entrance fees

• Mules and horses as needed with driver

• Drinks

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils

Price details

• Not included: - 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) - Mountaineering insurance


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