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6 Days Marangu Route Climb - Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

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  • Walk from Gillman’s point along the crater rim to the summit of Uhuru Peak
  • Climb with experienced mountain guides and porters
The Marangu Route on the famous Mount Kilimanjaro offers a well-developed and gradual trail to the summit of Africa's highest peak. On this tour, take this route with us and stay along the way in simple mountain huts.

The Marangu route is considered to be the most comfortable and easy route. Your climb is moderate and constant with only the final leg to the summit slightly more challenging. It is also suitable for those adventure tourists who don't have much experience climbing mountains.

Although the trail can be a little crowded a certain time of the year, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climatic zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trek.
3 - 4 hours Sleeping huts
At 8:00 am, transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. After completion of the necessary paper work, your trek commences and soon you will be hiking through the dense rain-forest of Marangu. The National Park Gate (1,830 m) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations.

After completing the entrance formalities, we begin the climb up through an attractive and unspoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.), a group of comfortable 'A' frame wooden huts.

The largest cabin has a downstairs dining area and an upstairs dormitory and mattresses. Smaller huts sleep eight persons. The total capacity is sixty persons. Water is piped onto the site from a spring above and there are flush toilets behind the main cabin. The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich bird-life at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well.

Today is about 3–4 hours walk.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
4–6 hours Sleeping huts
An early breakfast gives energy for the trek ahead. Shortly after leaving Mandara Hut, you will reach the crossroads between Horombo Hut and Maundi Crater. Heading in the direction of Horombu Hut, the vegetation will change to shrubs and you will cross the open moorland reaching your destination in approximately 4–6 hours. Looking back, your path will already be shrouded in clouds and looking forward you will catch glimpses of Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Masai Steppe.

After your evening meal, you will drift off to sleep at the Horombu Hut.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4.5 hours Sleeping huts
Zebra Rocks is on the agenda today and will help your body to acclimatise to the altitude. Acclimatisation plays an important role in improving your chances to reach the summit and this 2 to 4 hour trek offers you the opportunity to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air.

Zebra Rocks (3,980 m) is named after the distinct black and white stripes covering the rock formation.

A hot lunch will await you on your return and the rest of the afternoon is for you to enjoy the spectacular views around you and regain your strength for tomorrow’s hike.

Stay another night at Horombu Hut.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 - 7 hours Sleeping huts
After breakfast, a long and tough journey to Kibo Hut awaits you. The vegetation slowly changes into alpine desert and you will pass the “last waterpoint” on your way to the so-called “saddle”, a plateau situated between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.

You will arrive at the Kibo Hut in about 5 to 6 hours and go to bed straight after dinner as the summit calls for an early start, at approximately 23:00 h.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 - 7 hours Sleeping huts
The summit day has finally arrived! At around midnight, when the lava ash is still frozen, you will start your ascent. Your path will be strenuous with only your headlight to light the way. You will pass the Hans Meyer Cave at 5,200 m and slowly make your way up. Reach Gilman’s Point at 5,715 m as the sun rises over the crater rim.

Continue another 1 to 2 hours to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). The cold is soon forgotten as you stand on the “Roof of Africa”, basking in the rays of the morning light. After well-deserved photo opportunity, you will descend along the same path. The lava ash will now have thawed, allowing for a faster descent.

Upon your arrival at Kibo Hut, a warm meal and 2-hour rest awaits you before you continue down to the Horombu Hut, where you will stay the night.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 - 7 hours 3 Star Hotel at Venus Premier Hotel
The surrounding vegetation becomes greener as you continue your descent and soon you will arrive at the Mandara Hut (2,700 m), where a hot lunch awaits you. The journey back to the park gate gives you another chance to observe the beautiful tropical rainforest and spot anything you have missed on the way up, like the Impatiens Kilimanjari Flower, which is endemic to the rain-forest on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Arriving at the gate, you will say goodbye to your mountain crew and be taken back to the Venus Premier Hotel. At the hotel you can enjoy a shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew including cook and porters
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain huts
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers
what's excluded
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flight tickets
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Town accommodation
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
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