Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world and highest mountain in Africa

In mountain Kilimanjaro there six ascending route and Marangu route is one of them also its very unique because you ascend and descend via the same route also its called Coca Cola or Tourist route as its nickname. Marangu route can be climbed from 5-7Days depend with the time, budget and itinerary of a particular group, Marangu route is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. Marangu Route is located at the Kilimanjaro National park headquarter and its lodge/Hut route which offer various services like sleeping hut,Dinning hall, bead, mattress, pillow and solar power services. Also at the Begin of the hike its gradual ascent but from base camp to the peak its very steep. Like other routes once you trek via Marangu route you pass all five ecological zone of mountain Kilimanjaro like Cultivation zone, rain forest, Moorland, Alpine desert and arctic/Summit zone. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts, but at Kibo hut running water is not available because its dry camp. All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining halls providing unique experiences. This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 or 7 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or conduct nature walk to Zebra rock.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1655 - $1950
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
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Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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DAY 1:Meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to your hotel in Moshi rest and later meet your guide for briefing.

DAY 2: Drive from hotel to Marangu gate, Hike to Mandara hut

DAY 3: Hike from Mandara hut to Horombo hut

DAY 4: Hike from Mandara hut to Kibo hut

DAY 5: Hike from Kibo hut to Uhuru peak and descend to Horombo hut

DAY 6: Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate

DAY 7: Drive back to Kilimanjaro Airport for departures

Day 1: You will meet Eastland Adventures representative at Kilimanjaro international airport and drive to your hotel in Moshi, few minutes rest and meet your guide for gears checking and briefing about the mountain, Also our guide will go through our equipments and demonstrate the use and operation of all equipments especially emergence oxygen cylinder and pulse ox meter and explain signs and symptoms of various mountain sickness which might happen while trekking.

Day 2: to Mandara hut 2227m: We will start by driving from our hotel in Moshi and cross cultivation zone, Marangu village heading to Marangu Gate 1890m about 1 hour drive. We will do registrations and meet our crew and we will start hiking to cover 8km about 3-4hours crossing rain forest, picnic lunch and drinking water will be provided on the way.

Day 3: to Horombo hut 3727m: This is a bit long day about 10km walk and estimated time will be 5-6hours,Lunch and drinking water will be provided on the way also we will getting to moorland zone and we will be able to view Kibo and Mawenzi peak from far.

Day 4: to Kibo hut 4727m: Today we will be in alpine desert and cross the saddle area between Kibo and Mawenzi, we will cover the distance of 9km for 4-6 hours, lunch and water will be provided. Also from this day is when some hikers start to experience some mountain sickness.

Day 5: to Uhuru peak 5895m: Around mid night we will provided you some tea and snacks dress warm and starting hiking heading to the summit, it will take 6-8 hours about 6km to get to Uhuru peak. The first peak will get at Gilmans point 5685m which located at the crater rim and then Stella point 5756m, Then we will join other hikers from other route heading together to Uhuru peak and we will be able to see the sunrise on our way or at the summit. We recommend to stay at the peak for 10-15 minutes for view and pictures after we descend via the same trail to Kibo hut for resting. After resting for 1-2 hours we pack our stuff, brunch and start descend down to Horombo hut.

Day 6: to Marangu gate: Soon after breakfast you will meet your Kilimanjaro Eastland adventures crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro songs after we will keep descending down to Mandara hut where we will stop for hot lunch and then descend to Marangu gate. The total distance to cover will be 18km and estimated time will be 6-8 hours. At Marangu get we will sing out to the Kilimanjaro national park log book, our guide will collect our certificate for those who manage successful summit then drive you back to your hotel in Moshi for long hot shower and Kilimanjaro beer.

Day 7: Drive you back to Kilimanjaro international Airport for departures or join for Safaris

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