5-Days Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, Marangu Route

Marangu Route is the coolest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension shape is very slow and steady, letting for effortless hiking for most of the way. However, due to its status as a cool route, Marangu Route is often designated by unprepared, inexpert climbers. Similarly, only about 35 percent of the folks really make it to the Uhuru Peak the top.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1600 - $1600
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
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Marangu Route is the coolest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension shape is very slow and steady, letting for effortless hiking for most of the way. However, due to its status as a cool route, Marangu Route is often designated by unprepared, inexpert climbers. Similarly, only about 35 percent of the folks really make it to the Uhuru Peak the top.

DAY 1:Mandara Hut 
The climb starts at Marangu Gate (1829m), followed by a 3-4 hours walk through the fast climbing rainforest to reach Mandara Hut (2700m), close by Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight in the hut.

 

DAY 2:Horombo Hut 
The last glades of the forest are left behind, when we follow the gently ascending path through the open Alpine Meadow. The altitude begins to make you tread slowly : "pole pole" is the order of the day while enjoying the flora and the magnificent view. Picnic lunch on the way. Horombo Hut (3720m) is reached within 5-7 hours walking. Dinner and overnight in the hut.

 

DAY 3: Horombo Hut 
One extra day and night at Horombo Hut for acclimatization. All meals and overnight in the hut.
 

DAY 4: Kibo hut
After a good nights rest, we continue, past the last giant Lobelias and Proteas, and move on the lunar landscape of the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo Hut (4703m) is reached in 5-6 hours. Pic-nic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the hut.
 

DAY 5: Horombo Hut
The climb for the summit starts in the early morning hours. For about 5 hours we will be climbing the steepest and most demanding part, the route to Gilman's Point, 5685m on the crater rim. Less than 2 hours are than taken to each Uhuru Peak at 5895m, the highest point in Africa . Yes! From here we descend going straight down to Horombo Hut, where we'll spend the night.
 

Day 6: Marangu gate to Arusha
The day is spending descend to Marangu Gate. Transfer to Arusha town for overnight in the hotel.
 

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  • Mandara Hut
  • Horombo Hut
  • Kibo hut

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Ilmaasai Expedition (T) Ltd

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Since: Jun 2004

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Bird watching
Bird watching
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Rock climbing
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