Marangu Route – 6 Days

7 Days

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Are you seeking a trekking adventure with friends and family for your upcoming vacation? Look no further, as the Marangu route offers an excellent opportunity for a six-day trekking experience. If you’re interested in a vacation package, you’ve come to the right place to discover the various activities that can enhance your journey.


Day 01 :

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our experts will greet you and escort you to the hotel in Moshi for dinner and breakfast, following the provided instructions. Later, we will convene for a Kilimanjaro briefing and equipment check.

After breakfast, we’ll transport you from Moshi to Marangu gate at 1830m/7,000ft. Once at the gate, you’ll be directed to gather your hiking essentials as our experts guide you into the rainforest. This stage offers a chance to observe wildlife. The day concludes at Mandara Hut at 2700m/8,858ft, where dinner and overnight accommodations await. The trek covers a distance of 8km/4 miles, taking 3-4 hours, with a habitat primarily in the rainforest.

Today’s journey takes us from the forest to moorland, providing stunning views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arriving at Horombo hut at 3720m/12,204ft, you can relax and enjoy the scenery. The trek covers a distance of 12km/7 miles, taking 4-6 hours, with a habitat in heather and moorland.

Day 04 :
Horombo Hut

On the third day, we head towards Mawenzi hut, passing the zebra rocks. This day is dedicated to acclimatization, with a focus on slower walking and reduced water consumption. Meals are provided throughout the day during the 4-5 hours of walking.

Today, we venture into the lunar desert, covering a distance of 10km/6 miles over 5-7 hours to reach Kibo Hut at 4700m/15,419ft. This hut offers a comfortable resting place before the final ascent. The habitat transitions to alpine desert.

Beginning at midnight, we ascend through volcanic scree to Gilmans point at 5685m/18,651ft. Continuing across the snow leads to Uhuru Peak at 5895m/19,340ft. After descending to Kibo Hut, a brief stop precedes moving to Horombo Hut. Covering 20km/12 miles, this stretch takes 11-15 hours, with the habitat in the summit zone.

The final day takes us to Marangu National Park Gate at 1830m/6003ft, passing through Mandara Hut at 2700m/8,858ft. Summit certifications are awarded for the successful climb
before heading back to the hotel in Moshi for a concluding dinner. The trek covers a distance of 20km/12 miles, primarily in the rainforest habitat. This marks the end of the journey.

Price includes

  • Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Transport to the gate on starting day and after the trek
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Portable Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Kilimanjaro National park certificate for successful summit attempt
  • Flying Doctor Service

Price Excludes

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)

    7% Off
    From $3000 $2800
    / Adult

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