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6 days Marangu route climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Day 1: – Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers

Habitat: Montane forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from your Hotel and driven to the Marangu Gate. At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! After 3-4 hours of ascending, you will reach the Mandara Hut (2700m). Each hut has 6-8 sleeping bunks (sleeps 60 hikers total) with solar generated lighting. Next to the central hut there are flush toilets. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara Hut

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: Moorland

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following breakfast, hikers will begin their ascent out of the rainforest and into the heathen moorland. Hikers will pass the Maundi Crater and are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater. In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut (3720m). Horombo Hut sleeps 120 hikers and is located on a small plateau. Similar to the first night, the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this site.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization day

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
At Horombo Hut, you will spend the day allowing your body to acclimate to high altitude. You will have the option of doing a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (4600m) for further acclimatization with your guide. Breakfast and dinner will be at the hut and lunch will either be packed or at the hut depending on your preference for the day.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: Alpine desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following an early morning breakfast, you will continue your ascent into the alpine desert habitat. Hikers have the option of 2 trails that lead to Kibo Hut (4700m). The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut. The lower route (located to the left of the fork) is the more popular route because it is a shorter hiking distance (1 hour shorter).

Kibo Hut is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. There is no water at this camp, but hikers can buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut

Day 5: Summit Attempt

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru and 6 hours to Horombo

Distance: Approximately 6 kilometers ascent and 21 kilometers descent

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim. From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours.

At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m). You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the hut after a strenuous day.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: Approximately 27 kilometers

Meals: Breakfast

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Moshi town for long overdue showers and more celebrations.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Parkview Inn, a 3-star Hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Moshi, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
-Airport
-Bus station
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees
  • Hut fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
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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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kilisa Tours organized a 6 days hike to the top of Kilimanjaro for us. It was a private hike for a group of 4 friends. Below are a few reasons why I would recommend this company. 1) All 4 of us made it to the top of the mountain. 2) It was very easy to communicate with the owner
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Responded Aug 20, 2019
Hello Intetics, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback .. But seriously those are some of the nicest things anyone has ever said about us. Thanks a bunch!! Next Time The chances arises and you happen to be here! Please, come see Us Rgds Kilisa Tours
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