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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Marangu Route Tour

Package Duration
6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination Covered

  • Day 1 : from hotel to marangu gate

    Description :

    Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

    After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the trek. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. 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

    Day 2 : from mandara hut to horombo hut

    Description :

    You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. 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: Heath land

    Day 3 : hike from horombo hut to mawenzi peak

    Description :

    Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak. (acclimatization day)

    Day 4 : from horombo to Kibo hut

    Description :

    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 heath-land 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

    Day 5 : Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

    Description :

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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 Huts.

    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

    Day 6 : Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

    Description :

    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 meet 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

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    This tour takes an easy route to summit. it will take 3days to gat the last point, and summit overnight then descending back for the 2 remain days. Summit succession rate is 95%. the main obstacle in this route is acclimatization( insufficient oxygen as altitude increases) and not suitable for the people with athma. The best next alternative opted is machame route or Lemosho route. For more information visit our page www.nyayotours.com
    Package Excludes :
    • International and domestic flights
    • Meals not listed
    • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Sleeping bags and personal items
    • Meals in Moshi
    • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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