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5-Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour By The Marangu Route

This route is very unique route on the mountain and the only route with home facilities like water taps, Marangu Route is also a only route on Kilimanjaro that clients ascend and descend through the same way. Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
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Day 0: Arrival day
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be picked and transfer to TULIA LODGE for overnight and last minutes gears check

Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.
Take a short drive from Arusha town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]

Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point]

Day 5: Horombo Hut – Arusha
After breakfast,we will start with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to TULIA LODGE in Arusha for an overnight / airport flight back home

Departure Day: Anytime depends with your flight back schedule a driver will pick and drive you back to airport for a flight back home

- What To Expect

- Expect the following while hiking
- Unpredictable weather
- Crossing various ecological zones
- Meeting the local people such as guides, cook and porters
- Summit the highest mountain in Africa 5895m
- Sleep in the hut
- Various delicious meals

- What Is Included

- 4 nights’ accommodation
- Crews’ salaries, guide / cook / porters
- Kilimanjaro entry and accommodation fees
- Kilimanjaro rescue fees
- Hotel accommodation in Arusha, one night before trek and another night after trek
- Meals and water while trekking
- Oxygen cylinders for emergencies
- Pulse ox-meter
- Amref flaying doctors
- Service of an English speaking guide
- Transfers from Arusha to Marangu gate and back to Arusha
- Airport transfers on arrivals and departures

- What Is Not Included

- Extras at the hotel such as drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Extra hotel accommodations
- Immunization papers (yellow fever recommended)
- International and local flights
- Passport
- Tipping for the guides, cook and porters (recommended)
- Travel insurance documents
- Visa fees (100 USD for American citizens and 50 USD for non-American
- Excess luggage above 15 kgs

- Transfers

Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
- We will send a driver to the airport to pick you up and take you to the hotel in Arusha. Orientation will take place at the hotel. Our guides will highlight all the important details regarding your trek and an inspection of your trekking gear will take place.

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Price per person:
- Adult (18 to 90): 2,025.00 

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