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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking 6-Days Marangu route

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Mount Kilimanjaro tour Marangu is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.

Highlights

  • Only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodation
  • Short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult
  • Most well established route on Kilimanjaro.
  • The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest,

Description

Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Also available for consumption are soft drinks, bottled water, and beer. The minimum days required for this route is 5, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended. Day 1: Hotel to Mandara Hut After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude. Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft Day 3: Rest Day at Horombo Hut Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak. Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb. Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment. Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft Down to 3700m/12,200ft Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down Habitat: Alpine Desert Day 6: Horombo Hut to Arusha or Moshi After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha (about 1 hour). Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft Distance: 20km/12.5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Forest Meals: Breakfast

Includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your hotel Professional, experienced, and friendly mountain guides Medical evacuation with Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue: Flying Doctors 2 nights and accommodations—one before and one after the trek—in good hotels Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees Pulse-oximeter: To measure the oxygen level for each climber daily Portable Emergency Oxygen tanks Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents Sleeping Mattress All meals while on the Mountain Quality Mess tents with table and chairs Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food Clean, purified drinking water Crisis management and safety procedures Fair and ethical treatment of porters Conservation fees (part of park fees) Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees) Rescue fees (part of park fees) Arrival and Departure transfers All Government Tax and Park Entrance Fees VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Important Information

  • Deposits & Final Payment Upon booking a tour with Tanzania Adventures Group, a 30% deposit is required to secure the tour and begin the necessary booking processes and ground preparations. Payment instructions will be communicated via email. Final balance payment of the tour booked is required no later than 6 weeks before the tour starts. Bookings made within 6 weeks of the tour start date should be paid in full. All payments made to Tanzania Adventures Group should be free of bank charges and credit card transaction surcharges

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