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8 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing- Marangu route

Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1358 - $1388
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Kilimanjaro
Activity level Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
This trip is specially designed for those who would wish to climb Mt Kilimanjaro through Marangu route.


Day 1: Nairobi - Arusha
Leave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Meru InnHotel.

Day 2: Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
You will drive from Moshi to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. The journey passes through the village of Marangu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the park gate, all hikers are requested to sign in at the Park office and make their final preparations for the climb. Porters will be seen arranging and loading their packs, containing the food, water, cooking gas as well as most of your equipment. You now leave the Park gate and ascend on a cleared ridge trail through the rain forest. Your first night stop, Mandara hut.

Day 3: Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
From Mandara hut the trail passes through a short stretch of forest, then skirts the base of the Maundi Crater and then emerges into the transition from rain forest to moorland. After about 6 hours from here you reach the Horombo hut, where you will have hot washing water, rest; an evening meal and overnight.

Day 4: Horombo hut (3720m) - Acclimatisation day

This extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatisation. A hike towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks on the way is strongly recommended. This hike will further assist with the process of acclimatisation. Retire to bed early and get a last good night's rest.

Day 5: Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
After breakfast you now continue your ascend into the Alpine desert habitat. From Horombo there are two trails to the "Saddle" (which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo). There is an upper route (right hand fork) and lower route (left hand fork) to choose from. The upper route (right hand fork) will be very familiar, as you will have climbed most of it the previous day towards Mawenzi hut. It is very stony and eroded. The recommended lower route (left hand fork) is much easier and nearly an hour, and it also passes the last watering point at 4130m. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get as much rest and sleep as possible.

Day 6: Summit Attempt
You will rise around 2330hrs, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). The path then zigzags up to Gillman's point (5 681m), From Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa . You made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs, before the 3 hour descent back to Kibo hut.

Day 7 Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)
After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman's Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long over due hot shower, Dinner and Overnight in a hotel.

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle bus. Transfer to a Nairobi Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

Price: USD 1359 per Person sharing

Price includes
Transfer from the airport on the arrival day to the hotel

Safari vans for game drive

Park entry fees

3 meals a day, bottled water for use during the safari

Accommodation in Camping/Hotel

Driver/Guide allowances

All Camping Fees

English/German Speaking Chief Mountain Guide and one Assistant Guide (Group)

English Speaking Porters and cooks

Mt Kilimanjaro Certificate after successful summit challenge

 

Costs Excludes:
All international air transport to and from Nairobi
Alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks
Any Medical expenses
Tips

All activities or excursions not mentioned in program

   

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Meru Inn Hotel
  • meruhouseinn.com/
  • Mandara hut
  • Horombo hut
  • Mawenzi hut
  • Kibo hut

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