6 Days 5 Nights Kilimanjaro Climb Via Marangu Route

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Day 1: Marangu gate-Mandara

Pass By: Mandara Huts, Tanzania
Leave Arusha at 8am for Marangu Gate. The drive to Marangu takes approximately 1 hour, and you will meet your Ascend Tanzania guides, cooks and porters when you arrive at the gate. After completing gate registration, begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one’s halfway point...
Itinerary

Day 1: Marangu gate-Mandara

Pass By: Mandara Huts, Tanzania
Leave Arusha at 8am for Marangu Gate. The drive to Marangu takes approximately 1 hour, and you will meet your Ascend Tanzania guides, cooks and porters when you arrive at the gate. After completing gate registration, begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one’s halfway point. After lunch continue walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort.

The A-frame Mandara Huts can accommodate up to seventy people and consist of several sleeping huts and a dining area. All of Marangu’s huts have beds with mattresses.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at mandara Huts

Day 2: Mandara Huts-Horombo Huts

Pass By: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
After breakfast, leave Mandara Hut and Kilimanjaro’s forests for Horombo Hut. Most of the day’s hike will be through Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Eat a picnic lunch at Kambi ya Taabu before continuing to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy beautiful views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 3pm and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.

Although extremely busy, the Horombo Huts are considered to be the nicest on Kilimanjaro. The small, A-frame buildings can accommodate up to eight people each and provide lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimatizing. Horombo can accommodate up to one hundred hikers and many more porters, cooks and guides.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Horombo Huts

Day 3: Horombo Huts-Mawenzi Huts

Pass By: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Horombo Huts

Day 4: Horombo-Kibo Hut

Pass By: Kibo Hut - School Hut Trail, Tanzania
Leave Horombo Hut after breakfast to hike through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro’s upper altitudes. After hiking for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Break for lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, continue on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro’s Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 3pm to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut

Day 5: Kibo Hut-Horombo Hut

Pass By: Kilimanjaro Summit, Tanzania
Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet

Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five hour hike to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William’s Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman’s Point (5,681 meters).

The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Horombo Huts

Day 6: Horombo-Mweka Gate

Pass By: Mweka Trail, Tanzania
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Ascend Tanzania vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Guides, Porters,and chef Salaries
  • Mineral water
  • Rescue fees
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • Sleeping bags
  • Hut fees
  • Walking pods
  • Park entry fees
  • Meals
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
Not Included
  • Local & International flights
  • Visas
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
On arrival, Our representative will pick you at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Arusha, Mrimba Palm Hotel

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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