Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari Via Marangu Route

5 Days | Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari Via Marangu Route

This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.

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  • Clmibing Moshi - Marangu gate to Mandara Hut
  • Climbing Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Climbing Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut.
  • Climbing Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate – Arusha.

Need To Know

Actual climbing goes for 5 days

This tour includes 2 days of transfers

Accommodation of last day can be arranged

Detailed Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Marangu

Arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Moshi Town. pre climbing orientation with guides and checking equipment.  Overnight: Park view Inn Kirimajaro or Keys Hotel

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft / 2720m

Distance: 8 km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Transfer to Marangu gate and spend around two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut – Mandara hut (8,858ft)/ 2720m. Each hut features 6 to 8 sleeping beds with solar generated lighting. The total capacity of the camp is 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above and there are flushing toilets.

Dinner and an overnight at Mandara hut (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft / 3720M

Distance: 12 km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Heath

Early morning breakfast and later ascend through the grassland and moorland heath to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. On a clear day, Kibo Peak will glimmer in the distance, showing off her majestic glaciers in the morning sun.

Dinner and an overnight at Horombo Hut. (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft / 4700M

Distance: 10 km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Have breakfast and further ascend to Kibo hut (15,430 ft / 4700M). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell, and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight at Kibo hut. (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft/4700M  to 19,341 ft / 5895M

Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft/3720M

Distance: 16 km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Heath

Wake up at midnight, and after a snack and tea, proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6 hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak (19,341ft /5895M) respectively. You will reach the Mountain peak in the morning of the 5th day and After taking photos we start to descend to our base camp, Kibo Hut (2 to 3 hours walk). We reach the camp, where we will have a rest and a good lunch. After lunch we descend to Horombo Hut (about 3 to 4 hours). (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

Distance: 20 km

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rain forest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. The waiting car will take you to Moshi / Arusha, for your one night relaxation.

Trip Price Includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodation Moshi sharing on HB basis (1 night before / 1 night after)
  •  Kilimanjaro National Park conservation, park entry, camping or hut and rescue fees
  • Trained and certified English speaking mountain guide/s
  • Trained and certified porters (1 x porter carrying personal mountain luggage of 15kg pp max)
  • Trained chef/cook and eating utensils
  • Meals indicated on the itineraries [B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner]
  • 1 x transfer from hotel to park gates; per group
  • 1 x transfer from park gates to a Hotel; per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at lodge while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st hut / camp onwards)
  •  1 Emergency oxygen cylinder per departure
  • Basic first aid kit per group
  • 1 pulse oximeter per group for twice daily health checks with guide
  • 1 x basic sleeping mattress
  • Quality, Water proof, four- season private mountain sleeping tent

Optional extras available at a surcharge:

  • Single room or tent
  • Supplemental oxygen or additional emergency oxygen cylinders
  • Comfort upgrades such as a personal portable toilet, foldable bed, larger tent etc.
  • Airport or other transfers
  • Domestic flights
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, duffel bags etc.

Trip Price excludes:

  •  Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • International flights
  • High altitude trekking Insurance
  • Visas

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