6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route

6 DAYS
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African Safari Holiday in Tanzania.

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.

DURATION: 6 Days
COUNTRY: Tanzania
DEPARTURES: Tanzania –  Any day
DESTINATION:  Maragu Gate/Horombo Hut/Kibo Hut/Horombo Hut

 

6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing tour itinerary.

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 Mandara hut.

Meal Plan; L & D

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).

 Dinner and over-night; Horombo Hut

 Meal plan; B, L & D

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

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) 

Dinner and overnight – Kibo Hut

Meal Plan – B ,L&D 

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.

 Dinner and overnight- Horombo Hut.

Meal plan; B, L & D

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.

Safari Price includes:-

  • Transport in a 4×4 Land cruiser (JEEP)
  • All applicable game Park Entrance fees.
  • Finest accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Three meals a day while on Safari.
  • Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
  • Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Extensive and unlimited Game drives.
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
  • Pre–tour itinerary document.

Safari Price does not include:-

  • Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls
  • Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines
  • Gratuity for the driver guide, waiter
  • Laundry
  • The cost of obtaining visa
  • Pre- tour accommodation which can be arranged on request.

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