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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route

from $1,595.00

Mountain Climbing Safari |Kilimanjaro Climbing Package

The Marangu route is the most popular and least difficult of the Mt. Kilimanjaro routes available. This route takes you at a gentle pace through the cultivated foothills, forest, alpine  moorlands, cliffs and glaciers of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and can be climbed in either five or six days. The additional day increases the possibility of success by including a day of acclimation to the altitude. Although this is a somewhat strenuous walking trip, it is within the limits of a fit individual and boasts a high success rate for reaching the Uhuru Peak.

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All about the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route.

Duration: 6 Days
Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Tanzania Safari
Departures: Arusha/Moshi – Any day
Arusha/Moshi / Marangu Gate / Mandara Hut / Hotombo Hut / Kibo Hut / Reach Gilman’s Point / Arusha/Moshi


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
    •    Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
    •    All Park fees
    •    Rescue fees
    •    All meals while on the Mountain
    •    Arrival and Departure transfers
    •    Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
    •    Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
    •    Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
    •    Clean, purified drinking water:
    •    Crisis management and safety procedures:
    •    Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
    •    Sleeping Mattress:
    •    Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  1. Day 1 Marangu Gate

    Depart Arusha/Moshi at 9:00 a.m. (from your hotel) with arrival at the Marangu Gate. Following a picnic lunch and registration, begin the mountain climb hiking through rain forest until you reach the Mandara Hut (9000ft/2750m) in about 3 – 4 hours.  Dinner and overnight at the hut. LD

  2. Day 2 Horombo Hut

    After breakfast, the trek continues for 5 -6 hours, a short distance through the forest, then the ascending path winds through alpine meadow and open moorland, by mid afternoon arrive at Horombo Hut(12335ft/3780) for dinner and overnight; BLD

  3. Day 3 Acclimatization

    In the 6 days trek you stay at Horombo hut for acclimatization, a side trek to the foot of Mawenzi, then back to the Hut for dinner and overnight

  4. Day 4 Kibo Hut

    After breakfast, resume the climb; passing through rugged landscape with giant lobelias and cactus – like growth with about 5 -6 hours of hard trekking. Later afternoon arrive at Kibo Hut(15520ft/4730m) for dinner and overnight.

  5. Day 5 Horombo Hut

    Leaving for Kibo Hut between midnight and 1:00 a.m. While the screen is still frozen, begin the final ascent to the peak navigating a ”switchback” hiking trail. Reach Gilman’s Point(18655ft/5865m) at dawn to experience sunrise on the rim of the crater – 5 hours of difficult trekking. Proceed to the summit, Uhuru Peak 19342 ft/5895m) which will take another 1 -2 hours. Short rest at Horombo the  descent to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight; BLD

  6. Day 6 Descent

    After breakfast, continue the descent to Marangu Gate a 5-7 hours hike.  At the Marangu Park Gate you are awarded  certificate for your successful conquest of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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