Kilimanjaro Climb, Marangu Route - 6 days

Monkey Adventures
USD1368
  • 6 days
    (Duration)
  • Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds.


Description

The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow.

There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic.

All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere.

This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.


Discounts

Group Trek:

Basic Package

Price for joining a Group USD 1368 per person

Standard Package:**

  • Solo Trekker: USD 1508 per person
  • Group of 2: USD 1459 per person
  • Group of 3: USD 1448 per person
  • Group of 4: USD 1442 per person
  • Group of 5: USD 1452 per person
  • Group of 6: USD 1448 per person
  • Group of 7: USD 1444 per person
  • Group of 8: USD 1442 per person
  • Group of 9: USD 1448 per person
  • Group of 10: USD 1445 per person

Private Trek

Basic Package:

  • Solo Trekker: USD 1563 per person
  • Group of 2: USD 1509 per person
  • Group of 3: USD 1455 per person
  • Group of 4: USD 1407 per person
  • Group of 5: USD 1372 per person
  • Group of 6: USD 1368 per person
  • Group of 7: USD 1365 per person
  • Group of 8: USD 1361 per person
  • Group of 9: USD 1353 per person
  • Group of 10+: USD 1353 per person

**Standard Package includes Trek Charges+To/fro transport from Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi+Hotel Accommodation for 2 nights at Lindrin Lodge (1 night each pre and post trek)


Itinerary

  • 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.

    • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
    • Distance: 8km/5mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

  • 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
    • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Heathland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 3: Rest Day at Horombo Hut

    Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.

    • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft
    • Distance: 0km/0mi
    • Hiking Time: 0 hours
    • Habitat: Heathland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • 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
    • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • 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
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6: Horombo Hut to 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 Moshi (about 1 hour).

    • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
    • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: Breakfast


Included

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • All park fees and hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents (Twin sharing basis) 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

Excluded

  • Tanzania Visa - USD 100 per person for US citizens and USD 50 for the non US citizens
  • Hotel in Arusha or Moshi (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

Transport

Transport as per the itinerary.


Location

Reporting at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania


Refunds

  • Below one week no refund.
  • Cancellation of one week and above, refund 100%.
  • Transfer to the next trip any time allowed.

Addons

Hotel Options:

  • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room): USD 35 per night
  • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room): USD 56 per night
  • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room): USD 84 per night
  • Keys Hotel (Single Room): USD 61 per night
  • Keys Hotel (Double Room): USD 84 per night
  • Keys Hotel (Triple Room): USD 112 per night
  • Parkview Inn (Single Room): USD 75 per night
  • Parkview Inn (Double Room): USD 85 per night
  • Parkview Inn (Triple Room): USD 120 per night
  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room): USD 130 per night
  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room): USD 145 per night

Transfers:

  • Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way): USD 35 per vehicle
  • Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way): USD 35 per vehicle
  • Arusha to Moshi (one way): USD 70 per vehicle
  • Moshi to Arusha (one way): USD 70 per vehicle

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