Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, 7 Days 6 Nights Including the Arrival Day
The Marangu Route (also known at the ‘Coca-Cola’ route) is the easiest ascent of Kilimanjaro, although any ascent can be challenging. Climbs can be done over 6 days. It crosses The Saddle, a 5 km wide, high-altitude, semi-desert that separates craggy Mawenzi from the main summit Kibo. From the summit, glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland and forests lead down to the cultivated foothills.
Trekkers sometimes spend an extra day to acclimate to the altitude at Horombo Hut. Also, trekkers often start the final ascent to Uhuru Peak early from Kibo Hut, since the scree is easier to climb when frozen, and dawn views from the crater rim are often spectacular.
Day 1:ARRIVAL ARUSHA TOWN
Arrival at Kilimanjaro airport,Dar es Salaam or Nairobi airport where you will meet us for the transfer to Arusha town Karama Lodge< www.karama-lodge.com > for overnight on bed and breakfast services.
Day 2:MARANGU GATE 1800M – MANDARA HUT 2743M
Drive to Marangu Gate. Walk through the rain forest to Mandara hut (2743 m), about 3 hours.
Day 3:MANDARA HUT 2743M – HOROMBO HUT 3760
Leave the forest and cross open moor land to Horombo hut (3760 m).
Day 4:FULL DAY AT HOROMBO HUT 3760M
Rest and acclimatisation day at Horombo Hut. Day walk to Zebra Rocks or to Mawenzi Hut. This day can be missed out making a 5 day itinerary; however, the less acclimatized climbers are, the less likely they will be able to summit.
Day 5:HOROMBO HUT 3760 – KIBO HUT 4730M
Walk through moorland then alpine desert to “The Saddle” between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you will walk for about an hour to reach Kibo hut (4730 m).
Day 6:KIBO HUT 4730M – SUMMIT UHURU PEAK 5895M
Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman’s Point (5681 m) which is on the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and then down to the thicker air and relative warmth of Horombo hut.
Day 7: HOROMBO HUTS 3780M – MARANGU GATE 1800M – ARUSHA TOWN
Spend this day descending to Marangu park gate where you will be awarded certificates for those who managed to conquer the summit.Afterwards transferred to Arusha town Karama Lodge <www.karama-lodge.com> for overnight on bed and breakfast services.
The prices for the above program are :-
b) 2pax=$1,595 per person
c) 3 up 5pax=$1,540 per person
d) 6 up to 9pax =$1,485 per person
e) 10 or more = $1,430 per person
1.Guarantee price/quarantee trek on confirmation
2.Transfers to and from the mountain gate
3.Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.Meal plan as detailed:B=Breakfast,L=Lunch and D=Dinner
4.Accommodation in camps as per the itinerary
5.All park entrance fees to include government taxes
7.English speaking professional guide,porters and cook
8.Hotel overnights for 2 nights before and after the trip
9.Treated drinking water on the trek
Services not included :-
1.Mountain climbing gears(boots,rain suit,warm trousers,warm coats/jackets,sleeping bag,warm socks,sun and wind glasses,gloves,warm hat,cotton t-shirts)
4.Visa to Tanzania
5.Tips to the crews