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5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route climb

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Our affordable Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu Route 5 days starts when we meet you at your entry point Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport and transfer you to Planet lodge in Arusha or similar hotel in Moshi. Afterward our manager & your guide for Kilimanjaro climbing will come for briefing and gear check-up then leave you to relax and get prepared for your climbing on the following day.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Arusha (1400 m) – Marangu gate at (1,980 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m)

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park

Walking approx. 12 km in 5 hours over the montane forest and low alpine zone (moorland). After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, we will pick you up and drive to Marangu gate via Moshi town & along with villages, local farms of cassava, potatoes, maize, coffee & banana plantation. On arrival at the gate you will sign in at the park office and your guide will work on other Park formalities. The actual number of potters who will accompany you will depend on things to be carried and each potter normally carry not more than 20 kg, you will carry your lunch box, drinking water, clothes, and other personal stuff. Potters are hiking first so once they carry any of your things you will meet them at the camp. Today, your Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route 5 days starts by hiking up to Mandara hut at (2700 m) your hiking will be through the beautiful landscape of the mountain forest, little streams and waterfalls Kisamboni picnic area the place for lunch can be reached after 1.5 hours of walking from the park gate. From Kisamboni you will possibly need 1.5 hours to reach Mandara hut (2,700 m). Vegetation type at this campsite is of low alpine zone and moorland, accompanied by shrub and trees with lots of lichens. Mandara area is located in a clear forest with wooden A-shaped framed huts and here is where you will spend your first night in Kilimanjaro Mountain. Mandara huts can accommodate 60 people sleeping in bunks; each hut has 6-8 sleeping bunks. The water around this area is from the spring and can be used for drinking, cooking, and flushing toilets. You can have a short walk to the Maundi crater where you can enjoy good weather and possibly see Mawenzi peak. Blue Monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys can be spotted around this place. Each day when arriving at the huts you will have tea/coffee & some bites then hot water to wash before changing clothes you have been hiking with. On the mountain, we say stay warm all the time. Dinner will be served before going to bed.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 2 Mandara Hut (2700 m) – Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park

Walking approx. 15 km. hiking hours 6 (moorland zone). After light breakfast, your second hiking day on Kilimanjaro Marangu route starts, this day you will hike along the last patches of the forest past the other side of Maundi crater and soon you will reach the moorland vegetation zone. This area is dominated by heather, Lobelia Deckenii and lovely Dendrosenecio kilimanjari. With a good weather condition you can have a great view of both Kibo and Mawenzi. Reach Horombo huts and if you wish you can bath with hot water before dinner and sleep in a luxurious bed. Horombo huts have a capacity of 120 people all sleeping in beds and it is small village and the only huts at Kilimanjaro with beds. At this camp nights tends to be very cold please be prepared. Arriving at the camp same procedures will follow just as much as the previous day.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 3 Horombo Hut (3,720 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park

Walking approx. 15 km. hiking hours 6 (moorland zone). After light breakfast, your second hiking day on Kilimanjaro Marangu route starts, this day you will hike along with the last patches of the forest past the other side of Maundi crater and soon you will reach the moorland vegetation zone. This area is dominated by heather, Lobelia Deckenii and lovely Dendrosenecio Kilimanjaro. With good weather conditions you can have a great view of both Kibo and Mawenzi. Reach Horombo huts and if you wish you can bath with hot water before dinner and sleep in a luxurious bed. Horombo huts have a capacity of 120 people all sleeping in beds and it is a small village and the only huts at Kilimanjaro with beds. At this camp nights tends to be very cold please be prepared. Arriving at the camp the same procedures will follow just as much as the previous day.

Duration: 6 hour

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park

Walking approx. 15 km. in 6 hours (Alpine desert). Your Hiking day will start after breakfast. Saddle the area in-between Mawenzi and Kibo can be reached in two different routes, through the upper route which is eroded and stormy or by taking the lower route which is easier and most recommended where you can pass near the water point at (4,200 m) which is the last in this route. Fill your bottles with enough drinking water as this will be the last water point before reaching Horombo huts again, otherwise, you can buy mineral water or soft drinks at Kibo huts. If you wish you can take a short break at this Last water point and perhaps sit at the picnic site for lunch. You will reach Kibo huts at (4700 m) after 2 walking hours. Kibo hut is at the barren Alpine desert with only grasses and everlasting flowers. Kibo huts are built with stone blocks and have 60 bunk beds and platform toilets. Arriving at the camp the same procedures will follow as the previous day.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 4 Summit attempt: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru peak 5,895 m & back to Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park

At the time around midnight start the hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro, which takes 7 to8 hours to reach the summit (Uhuru peak 5895m) after a short celebration descend to Kibo hut for short rest thereafter proceed to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 5 Horombo Hut (3720 M) – Marangu gate at 1,980 m – then drive to Arusha

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park

After breakfast descends direct to the park gate where you will catch a waiting car ready for drive back to the hotel in Moshi or Arusha Lunch will be prepared at Mandara hut.

Duration: 6 hour