Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu

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The Marangu Route is also known as the "Tourist Route" and the "Coca-Cola Route." This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered "touristy", and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way.

Marangu is the easiest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension profile is very gradual and steady, allowing for painless trekking for most of the way. However, due to its reputation as an easy route, unprepared, unexperienced climbers often select Marangu.

 

The trek begins in the southeast area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended. The sleeping huts along the route are structures with a dining hall and bunk beds, equipped with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the same path, contributing to Marangu's overcrowded feeling. It is a cheaper climb as well, do to the close proximity of the gate to Moshi, the gateway town, and because it is a shorter route.

 

Scenically, Marangu is not a desirable route compared to all the other routes because it confines climbers to one area of the mountain, thus limiting the variety. However, Marangu has the best trail in the rainforest section of the trek. Of course, there are still great views of the Mawenzi and it is equally spectacular for everyone at Uruhu.

 

Marangu is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths. It is also attractive for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu's huts offer shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent choice when climbing during the rainy season. Marangu is for those who want to spend less on their climb, and do not mind crowds.

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to
The Pinky Daisy for overnight  

Day 2: Rest day
We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zone, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

 

Day 3: 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: LD
Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

 

Day 4: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rainforest 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 groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heath land
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

 

Day 5: Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks, this extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horrombo hut.
Horombo hut to further improve our acclimatization.

 

 

Day 6: Hike 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: BLD
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

 

Day 7: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
 

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim.

 

 Continuing passing Stella point

 

 

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.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

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: BLD
Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp

Day 9: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive 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 meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.

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

Day 10: Departure transfers

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:
 
  • Ox miter machine
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Meals( 3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • All camping gears
  • Rescue fees
  • All park entry fees
  • All camping and hut fees
  • Airport transfer (round trip)
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Transfer from the Airport before & after Trekking
  • Accommodation in tents while on a trek.
  • Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dinning tent, chairs and table.
  • All nights’ accommodation in tents/huts during trekking tour
  • 2 nights in hotel before and after climb.
  • Park fees and government levies including VAT TAXES
  • Porters - a minimum of 3 per client.
  • First Aid Kit including oxygen Kit.
  • Transfers from Moshi to Park Entries Gate & return.
  • All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian. breakfast lunch & dinner
  • Tips
  • Bottled water on the first day of the climb, boiled and filtered on the mountain.
  • National Park gate fees
  • Certified, experienced, English, Spanish and German -speaking guides for all routes
  • Staff salaries
  • Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dinning tent, chairs and table.
  • All nights’ accommodation in tents/huts during trekking tour
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
Excludes:
 
  •    Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  •    Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  •    Meals not listed above
  •    Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
  • Tip
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal mountain gear
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Laundry (available at the hotel)
  • Personal Expenses
 
 

 

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Price is per person according your group size.
 

Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu

Tourist Route" and the "Coca-Cola Route