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Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route 6 Days

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Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft

Distance: 8 km/5 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accomodation is at mandara hut

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft

Distance: 12 km/7 miles

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Heath

We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks - two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at horombo hut

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge ,Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Heath

Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

Habitat: Heath

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at horombo hut

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft

Distance: 10 km/6 miles

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at Kibo hut

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

Distance: 6 km/4 miles

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft

Distance: 16 km/10 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at horombo hut

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

Distance: 20 km/12 miles

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accomodation is at your hotel in moshi
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Rescue Fees
  • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
  • Hut Accomodation
  • National park fees
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
Exclusions
  • Visas
  • Gear for your climb
  • Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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