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6 Days

Marangu Route

Area To Visit

Marangu gate, Mandara Huts, Horombo, Saddle, Kibo Huts, Uhuru Peak

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Itinerary

Day 1: Marangu Gate – Mandara Huts (3-4hrs, 1800m – 2700m)

After breakfast we will drive to Marangu gate (1800m) above sea level for a – 3-4hrs walk to Mandara huts (2700m). In the evening we will hike to Maundi crater (3000m) to acclimatize.

Dinner and overnight at Mandara huts.

Day 2:  Mandara – Horombo (4- 6hrs, 2700m – 3720m)

After breakfast ascend to Horombo huts, picnic lunch box/arrival at Horombo huts for hot lunch. In the evening we will hike to Mawenzi Turn Hut (3200m) to acclimatize.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo Huts.

Day 3: Horombo – Saddle – Horombo

Free day to acclimatize at Horombo Huts.

On this day we will hike for 3hrs to Saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We will reach 4300m via Zebra Rocks. Return to Horombo Huts for hot lunch and use the rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo Huts.

Day4:  Horombo Huts to Kibo Huts (4-5hrs, 3700m – 4720m)

Afterbreakfast ascend to Kibo Huts. Picnic lunch on the way. In the evening we will hike to School Hut or Williams Point (5200m) to acclimatize.

Dinner and overnight at KiboHuts.

Day 5:  Kibo Huts – Uhuru Peak – Kibo Huts – Horombo Huts

This is the longest and probably the hardest day!

We will wake up around 12am for a cup of coffee/tea before tackling the highest point of Kilimanjaro (Kibo- alternatively known as Uhuru peak -5895m). A start in the early hours of the morning is necessary in order to reach the summit by sunrise which is the best phenomenon to witness on Earth.

The final assault is aimed at Gilmans point on the crater rim 5681m. This usually takes 5-6hrs. Time, and energy permitting, there is an option of climbing the higher Uhuru peak Kibo – Uhuru point 5895m. Whilst this is only 600m from Gilman point it takes 1-2hrs. After taking in the view and a rest, we descend down to the Kibo Huts.

After a break and lunch, we will descend down to Horombo Huts for dinner and overnight.

Day6:  Horombo Huts – Mandara Huts – Marangu Gate (4-5hrs, 18km)

Today we complete our Kilimanjaro climb.

We are met at the base of Kilimanjaro, awarded with certificate before driving to your hotel for dinner party and overnight.

Inclusions

  • Professional, English-speaking Guide
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals
  • All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Gate Transfers
  • Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
  • Portable Private Toilet and Porter
  • Quality Imported Equipment’s

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Visa fees 
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation 
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medication
  • Tips for porters and mountain crew
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
  • Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain $150 per room