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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route Overview

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the most remarkable journeys you’ll ever take in your life. All those who have completed it will tell you that they’ve felt a great sense of accomplishment from ascending to its peak (which reaches 19,340 ft). The journey up Africa’s tallest mountain takes six days as climbers ascend through different ecosystems – including montane forest on day 1, heather moorland, and scrubby desert vegetation at 16kft. alpine tundra with grasslands around 18000 feet. You’re likely to see many animals along the way too.The Zebras grazing among wildebeest herds during lunch breaks, or giraffes winding their necks down over branchless trees seeking out leaves for food.

Safari Begins In
Moshi (Tanzania)
Safari Ends In
Moshi (Tanzania)
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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb - Marangu Route Itinerary

Day 0

pickup from Kilimanjaro Airport

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Juhudi Expedition representative, and transfer to the Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

Dinner and overnight at Keys Annex Hotel in moshi

Day 1

Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet {FB}

Leave Moshi at 8am for Marangu 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.

Day 2

Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) Elevation Gain: 977 meters, 3,200 feet {FB}

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.

Day 3

Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Zebra Rock (4,060m/14200,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) {FB}

Elevation Gain and Loss: 380 meters,
Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking to Zebra Rock to allow your body 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.

Day 4

Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters, 3,380 feet {FB}

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.

Day 5

kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) {FB}

Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet

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 Horombo hut.

Day 6

Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet {FB}

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. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to your hotel for Hot shower and Champaigne/Kilimanjaro Beer Celebrations.

Dinner and Overnight at Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi

Day 7

Drop Off to Kilimanjaro Airport to catch up flight back home.

You shall be dropped off at the location of your choice within Moshi to connect with another safari or at kilimanjaro international airport.

Included

  • All meals and accommodations during the entire safari
  • A very high quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
  • A highly experienced safari guide
  • Unlimited mineral water during the entire safari
  • All park fees for all the national parks
  • Airport transfers
  • All transfers in the mainland as indicated on above itinerary
  • Binoculars

Excluded

  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits (as well as gifts like local crafts etc)
  • International flights tickets (airline) + Airport transfer.
  • Tips for staff such as guides and the cook staff
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance
  • Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature
  • Visit and supports for the orphans center – these can be arranged and paid for direct to the center

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