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Day 1: MOSHI TO MARANGU GATE TO MANDARA HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 rain forest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara Hut

Day 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Following breakfast, hikers will begin their ascent out of the rain forest and into the heathen moorland. Hikers will pass the Maundi Crater and are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater. In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut. Horombo Hut sleeps 120 hikers and is located on a small plateau. Similar to the first night, the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this site
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut

Day 3: HORMBO TO ACCLIMATIZATION

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
At Horombo Hut, you will spend the day allowing your body to acclimate to high altitude. You will have the option of doing a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (4600m) for further acclimatization with your guide. Breakfast and dinner will be at the hut and lunch will either be packed or at the hut depending on your preference for the day
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut

Day 4: HORMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Following an early morning breakfast, you will continue your ascent into the alpine desert habitat. Hikers have the option of 2 trails that lead to Kibo Hut. The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut. The lower route (located to the left of the fork) is the more popular route because it is a shorter hiking distance (1 hour shorter).

Kibo Hut is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. There is no water at this camp, but hikers can buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut

Day 5: KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK (summit attempt) TO HOROMBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gill man's point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim. From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours.

At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m). You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the hut after a strenuous day.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 6: HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Moshi town for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Selig Hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Flights Laundry (Available at hotel)Personal items and toiletries
  • Park entry fees,Camping feesTeam Kilimanjaro Rescue fees18% VAT on tour fees & services4 Season mountain tentsDouble layered Sleeping Mats
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.Travel insurancePortable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek.Flight
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)Personal items and toiletries Tips for guides, porters and cook
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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