Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 Days

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The Marangu Route has been referred to as the ‘Coca Cola’ route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete it does not mean that it is easier than any other route. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is...
The Marangu Route has been referred to as the ‘Coca Cola’ route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete it does not mean that it is easier than any other route. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents. An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Advance booking of hut accommodation is required to avoid any inconveniences. The route starts from the park headquarters in the village of Marangu and heads straight westwards towards Kibo. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx: time taken: 5 hours
Habitat: Rainforest.

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara hut, sleeping in huts.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro...
Itinerary

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx: time taken: 5 hours
Habitat: Rainforest.

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara hut, sleeping in huts.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Habitat: Low Alpine Zone

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut, sleeping in huts.

Day 3: Acclimatization trek to Zebra Rocks (4020m) then back to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hour

Today serves as an acclimatization day. This should not be underestimated and greatly improves your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, a 4 hour trek follows to the Zebra Rocks (4020m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut, sleeping in huts.

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Habitat:Semi Desert

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo hut, sleeping in huts.

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12hours – 15hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Duration: 14 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut, sleeping in huts.

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Duration: 3 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight at your previous hotel.

Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Rescue fees in mountain
  • Hot water for washing every day
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Salaries to the guides, cooks and porters
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Professional & experienced mountain guides
  • 6x Breakfast
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy and nutritious foods
  • 2 Nights Accommodations; One before and after the trek in a good hotel
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Transfers from Airport and return
  • High-Altitude Medical evacuation With Kilimanjaro SAR
  • Emergency Oxygen tanks
  • Government Tax
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • 6x Dinner
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
Not Included
  • Tanzania Visa on arrival
  • International flights
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing gears
Departure Point
Ghala Road, Ghala Rd, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA – JRO) where by Tupo Travel staff will be holding a Tupo Travel placard who will transfer you to Moshi town, for you to spend the first night at a hotel. Those who will arrive through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA – NBO) in Kenya, will be picked by Shuttle bus to Moshi.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya


12:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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 strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.