7 DAYS MT. KILIMANJARO - MARANGU ROUTE JOINING A SMALL GROUP
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing using The Marangu Route
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and of the largest extinct volcanoes. It can be climbed anytime except in April and may during the long rains. January to March and August to October are the best climbing seasons. We use the Marangu route which is the easiest and the most accessible.
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Day 1: Nairobi - Arusha
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel and thereafter, depart for Arusha arriving in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon organizing any gear you require for the trek. Overnight at your Arusha hotel.
Day 2: Arusha - Mandara
After breakfast, drive to Moshi then on to the Marangu Park Gate, the set off point for your three hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. Here, we are at 2,774m above sea level on your first overnight on Kilimanjaro.
Day 3: Mandara - Horombo
Begin your trek to Horombo hut in an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch en route. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the hut, altitude 3,761m.
Day 4: Horombo - Kibo
After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level in an average hiking time of 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.
Day 5: Kibo - Horombo via Gilmanâ€™s Point and Uhuru Peak
Wake up at 02.00 a.m. for a pre-down attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gilmanâ€™s Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilmanâ€™s it takes 1 hours to the summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.
Day 6: Horombo - Arusha
After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to your Arusha hotel for overnight.
Day 7: Arusha - Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi on the morning or afternoon shuttle.
-All meals while on climb
-Transfers to and from town
-Two nights accommodation in town at shown hotel or its equivalent
-Mountain hut accommodation
-All park fees
-Guides’ and porters’ salaries
-English speaking, professional guide
-Sleeping bags and climbing gear
-Items of a personal nature
-Tips to guides and porters
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.