Climb Marangu Route 5 Nights 6 Days 560 USD Per
Climb Marangu Route
route is one of the scenic and easy routes for those tourists climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu climbing route start from Marangu village at
the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu route is also known as
& Coca-cola route; due to its easiest, beautiful scenic
and its land escarpment. Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through
Marangu route feels comfortable than all other climbers using other Climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro routes because Marangu route provide accommodation in
huts. Been one of less breathtaking route Marangu route is one of the
best route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and there is no technical climb
when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu route.
route start from Marangu gate to Mandara hut and proceeded to Horombo
hut, Kibo hut, Gilman’s point as well as Uhuru Peak which is the
highest point in Africa at 5895 m. Marangu is also treated as ascending
and descending route for itself and Rongai route following the same trend
Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu route can be done for minimum of five
days and considered the less expensive route climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra
acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends the route to a 6-day
climbing, greatly increasing your chances of success. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
via Marangu route offers not only relative luxury of being able to sleep
in huts along the entire route but also soft drinks, mineral water.
arrival day you will meet our tour guide at arrival point/airport who
will transfer you to Moshi in a designated hotel for overnight stay bed
If you need to hire any extra gear, advise our staff this evening. Leave
any excess clothing and valuables at the hotel - they will lock them up
for you. Pack your bag carefully for the climb - remember the weight limit
of 15 kg. Leave some ‘plastic bin bags’ in an outer pocket
of your bag, and show the porters where they are so that in case of rain
they can quickly cover your bag
Day 01: 6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Transfer from Moshi town to Marangu Gate (1980m)
- Mandara hut (2700m).
Hiking time: 5 hours.
Distance: About 12 km's.
Habitat: Montane forest.
Elevation change: + 720 m
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be getting a briefing of
your hiking from Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guides before been transfer
to Marangu gate around 9:00 am in the morning which takes about 45 minutes
to reach there. On your arrival to Marangu gate which is located at the
Marangu village normal formality of registration for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
will take place. A backpack is important for you to carry few things which
will be useful for the particularly day trekking such as camera, extra
cloth, skin oil, rain jacket and other things which you will be directed.
Porters will carry other things for your climbing Mount Kilimanjaro such
as food, drinking water, clothes and cooking gas and normally they walk
faster than you so they can be in a position of preparing of dinner for
you on time.
After all the formality our guide will show you a clear trail and assist
you with any additional information or needs you might have. You now leave
the park office and ascend on a cleared ridge route through the rain forest.
The forest covered with mist and saturated with beards of moss. This trail
follows the edge of a stream through the undergrowth and offers you the
option to rejoin the main trail either, after one and half hours hiking,
you will reach Mandara hut.
The weather at Mandara hut isn’t much cold and normal dressing and
a jacket is enough. With an exception of Kibo hut the other huts have
a group of wooden A-framed huts in a forest clearing. Each hut features
6-8 sleeping bunks with solar generated lighting. The total capacity of
the camp is 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above
and there are flush toilets behind the main hut.
Day 02: 6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 15 km's.
Elevation change: + 1020 m
Early in the morning after your breakfast you will starts climbing towards
Horombo hut with your picnic lunch. From Mandara hut the trail passes
through a short stretch of forest, and then heads around the base of the
Maundi Crater where you will leave the forest and enter the moorland.
We recommend you take a short detour up to the rim of the Maundi Crater
– from here you see the impressive Kibo Crater, and on a clear day
you will also be able to see the glaciers of Kibo. This is a great photographic
opportunity. In the moorlands you will also encounter some of Kilimanjaro
most spectacular and strange plants in the open moorland - with giant
lobelia and groundsel growing to heights of 3 and 5 metres respectively!
Later in the afternoon you reach Horombo Hut to stay for hot dinner and
an overnight. Your hut will be comfortable enough to ensure a good nights
rest. Temperatures during the night will be around freezing point.
Day 03: 6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Horombo hut (3720m)
Horombo Hut ; OPTIONAL acclimatization Day
your choice – an extra day at Horombo Hut will improve your chances
of reaching the summit but of course it does add to the cost and you may
not have the time??
Today is acclimatization day so you will stay based at Horombo hut. A
great way to spend the day is to hike out past Zebra Rocks to Mawenzi
hut. This will take about 3 hours on the ascent, and a further one and
half hours for the descent back to Horombo hut. Remember to keep your
water intake levels up, and not too rush this hike.
Horombo hut is actually a village of huts with double the capacity of
Mandara hut – both ascending and descending hikers meet here with
all the guides, porters and cooks on their respective routes - so this
camp is normally full and buzzes with activity and excitement. All meals
for the day are provided at Horombo hut. Tonight you will have a good
opportunity to get to bed early for a good night’s sleep –
make the most of it because you will need all the energy you can get for
the next couple of days.
Day 04 : 6 Days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation change: + 980 m
The climb is becoming more difficult as the oxygen at these altitudes
begins to thin out considerably. To begin today you can take one of the
two trails to the “Saddle”, located between the peaks of Mawenzi
and Kibo. Stick to the lower route, which is much easier and has the added
benefit of taking you past the last watering point. You should stock up
with all the water you will need - the next watering point will be at
Horombo hut when you return there on your descent the night after next.
Once again remember to take it slowly and drink enough water. It will
take from 5 to 7 hours to reach Kibo Hut where you will rest and have
dinner. This is a barren area of extreme conditions, with temperatures
at night sometimes dropping to below freezing point and daytime temperatures
being relatively high. Kibo is a large stone house that can comfortably
sleep 60 hikers in bunk beds – remember there is no water supply
at this hut. There are toilet facilities behind the hut.
Spend time this afternoon preparing your equipment as you will be making
your final ascent tonight–you will need your ski-stick and extra
thermal clothing for your summit bid – also ensure that your headlamp
and camera batteries are in order and make sure you have spare sets of
batteries available as well. Carry your water in a thermal flask otherwise
it will freeze later. Make sure you are in bed by 7:00 pm - you will need
all the sleep you can get before your very early wake up call in only
four and half hours time.
Day 05 : 6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
hut (4700 m) - Uhuru Peak (5895 m) - Horombo hut (3720 m)
Hiking time: 10 hours
Distance: About 27 km's
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Elevation change: + 1195 m, - 2175 m
Today will by far be your toughest day, you will be woken just before midnight
and soon head off into the cold night up a rocky path towards to the Hans
Meyer Cave at 5150 metres – you may take a short rest here before
continuing your ascent up to Gillman’s point at 5680 metres. Probably
the most demanding section of the entire route as it is very steep and stony
– go slowly and carefully here. From Gillman’s Point, you will
more than likely be walking through snow for the next 2 hours, when you
will finally reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895 metres.
Cold and fatigue will set in quickly here and you may find it very difficult
to get started again. So spend a little time to enjoy the fact that you
have conquered Kilimanjaro, get the camera out and take some pictures, then
it will be best that you get moving again – it’s a long way
down! The first part of your descent to Kibo hut will take almost another
3 hours. After a short rest you which will be accompanied with heavy breakfast,
you will begin the next part of your descent – it will take another
3 hours of hiking to get to Horombo hut. Arriving Horombo hut at afternoon
for hot hut lunch and rest as well as dinner and spend overnight there.
You will no doubt have a good sleep, feeling exhilarated and proud of your
06 :6 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
hut (3720 m) – Mandara hut (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km's
Habitat: Moorland + Rain Forest
Elevation change: - 1740 m
After an early and well-deserved breakfast, you continue your descent
passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate – this will take
the best part of six hours. At Marangu gate you sign your name and
details in a register. To make your achievement official, you will receive
a summit certificate. If you reached Gillman’s Point you will be
presented with a green certificate, and if you made it all the way to
Uhuru Peak you will have earned yourself a gold certificate. You then
take a road transfer back to your hotel where you have certainly earned
a long hot shower and a drink or three to celebrate before getting a decent
night’s rest in a comfortable bed.
US $ 560. per person
Park Fees for the 5 nights 6Days is 690 USD per person payble at
the Gate with Visa/Master Card
Park Fees can also be paid in cash at the Bank in Arusha Prior to climbing
- 2 transfers
from Moshi to Marangu gate – return.
- 3 meals
a day while trekking – vegetarian/non vegetarian.
- 6 days
Kilimanjaro trek – Marangu route.
- 5 nights
accommodation in huts while trekking Marangu Route.
- 2 nights
hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Moshi before and after climb.
speaking mountain guide and assistant.
– Minimum 2 per client.
Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
does not Include
it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!
Food of a superior quality and variety offered for the duration
of your climb - we ensure we give well cooked and fresh foods- if you
have special diet kindly advise.
Management of your climb and Safari
overall climb will be managed by a well respected safety and accident
investigation consultant for the Tanzania- and Kilimanjaro National
Parks, with many years of leadership and climbing experience .
paid to your guides and porters as recommended TANAPA
guides extensively trained out door leadership school
proof sleeping tents, waterproof sleeping mat, camp table and camping
chairs see recommended gear list