5 Days Marangu route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering...
Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
• Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
• Distance: 8km/5mi
• Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Montane Forest
• Meals: LD


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

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
• Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 12km/7.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Heathland
• Meals: BLD


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

Day 3: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
• Distance: 9km/5.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: BLD


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

Day 4: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
• Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
• Down to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
• Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: BLD


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

Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).
• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
• Distance: 20km/12.5mi
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Forest
• Meals: B


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Parkview Inn, a 3-star Hotel
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Important Details

Included
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • Government taxes
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi
  • 4x Lunch
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Hot water for washing
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • 4x Dinner
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Hut fees
  • Park entry fees
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
Not Included
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
Departure Point
Moshi, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
-Airport
-Bus station

8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.