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Mount Kilimanjaro: 6-Day Guided Trekking Trip By The Marangu Route

This is the oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Marangu Route. Also known as the Tourist Route or Coca Cola Route. It is is the easiest, cheapest and by far the most popular route. Duration: 6 Days (approx.)
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Day 1: 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.

Day 2: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

You will have a chance to familiarize yourself with your guides, chefs and porters before departing the hotel in Arusha. You will begin your journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro after completing the gate registration. A great length of the hike is spent venturing on a narrow trail that is enclosed by the evergreen rain forest. Reaching Kisambioni is a milestone as it signifies that we are at the halfway point of the trek. We will sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch. We will continue walking through the rain forests of Kilimanjaro after lunch. Our final destination is the Mandara Hut. Once we arrive you can decide whether you want to relax for the rest of the day or take a leisurely stroll to the Maundi Crater. If you face the northwest you will see the striking Mawenzi Peak which resembles a crown in the sky with its prickly edges. Turn to the east and you will see the picturesque landscapes of Taveta. Visiting on a day with clear skies will ensure that you get maximum viewing pleasure. You will spend the night in the A-frame Mandara Huts which accommodate up to seventy people and feature beds with mattresses. There are several sleeping huts and a dining area.

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

We will start heading towards Horombo Hut after breakfast. The environment will shift drastically as the 5 Days Marangu Route requires us to travel through Mount Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rock-strewn desert plain with succulent plants. There will be a picnic lunch at Kambi ya Taabu during the hike. If the skies are clear you will have a chance to witness the scenic views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. We will arrive at the Horombo Huts at approximately 3:00 pm and the afternoon can be spent relaxing. The Horombo Huts are exceptionally busy but they’re considered to be the finest huts on Mount Kilimanjaro. The little, A-frame huts can house a maximum of eight people and provide suitable lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimation. They can accommodate a maximum of 120 hikers with additional room for porters, chiefs and guides.

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

After breakfast we will hike through the moorland and the alpine desert region of Mount Kilimanjaro. After hiking for about an hour we will encounter a small mountain stream called the Maua River. Once you pass Maua you will notice that the terrain gets smoother and the vegetation starts to diminish. We will have an appetizing lunch at the Middle Red Hill. We will continue our trek shortly after lunch and spend the next tour hours traveling to Kibo on a steady incline through Mount Kilimanjaro’s Saddle. The silver lining to traveling through a baron dessert is the breathtakingly stunning vista of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. You will reach the Kibo hut in the afternoon. It is recommended that you rest and prepare for your midnight climb.

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

The final leg of your journey is the ascent to Uhuru Peak which has been award the title The Roof of Africa. We will leave shortly after midnight and begin with the strenuous five hour hike to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. This is considered to be the least challenging of the three crater ascent paths but it is still an arduous hike. William’s Point is the first major rest stop and it usually takes two hours from the Kibo Hut to arrive at the five thousand meter mark. After thirty minutes of hiking you will reach the rocky bends and twists that continue for over six hundred meters or until you reach Gillman’s Point. The incline from Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak increases gradually consequently it is not a difficult hike. You will feel tired and this part will take long due to the high altitude. The crater rim hike will last about two hours. Once you reach the summit, we have allocated time for you to take some photographs and celebrate your triumph. We will start descending to Horombo Hut – our final stop on the route. The route down the summit has magnificent views that you could not see when you were climbing the mountain. You will have a chance to stop at the Kibo Hut to recollect yourself and enjoy some energy dense snacks. We will reach the Horombo Huts in the afternoon and you can spend the time enjoying your last moments on the mountain.

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

We will finish the trek by descending to the Marangu Gate after breakfast. The final hike is simply magical. You will hike amid the gods in Mount Kilimanjaro’s tranquil cloud forest. We advise that you watch your step as the trail can be fairly slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to drive you back to Arusha. You will have an opportunity to buy sodas and souvenirs to prove that the 5 Days Marangu Route was conquered you can exceed of your Tanzania stay with witnessing Big 5 in Tanzania National Parks for Wildlife Safari.

- What Will You Do

Before going to make your trip, it is always essential for the people to search for the best tour company along with reviews. Based on that, you can start to choose the right packages in your budget. Once the booking is done, you will be taken to medical checkup before climbing up and start to view the legendary landscapes by witnessing the extraordinary wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. On the whole, this trip is going to be the best lifetime experience that never seen before for sure.

- What To Expect

Climbing the mountain is all about experiencing the adventures throughout your trip. At the same time, it will make your body fit with this trekking. By visiting the Kilimanjaro Mountain, you can start to explore the heather moors, glaciers, rain forests and more. Make sure to take local guides along with you that who wants to be professional. However, as per your convenience, you can choose the right Kilimanjaro climb and safari package and book it. Once your booking is done, then there will be a chance of experiencing the best adventures that you never experience before.

While having a trek, you can get to know that there are several routes in Mount Kilimanjaro and start to view the scenic natures. Apart from that, there is a chance of seeing the lions, leopards, herds of zebra and wildebeest as well. This could be the main thing where everyone wants to experience it during the climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro

- What Is Included

- 2 nights’ accommodation at Peace Hotel in Arusha
- All nights’ accommodation in Huts
- Professional, experienced, mountain
- All Park fees and Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters

- What Is Not Included

- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc)
- Optional Tours
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- International and Local Flights
- Yellow fever vaccinations
Tipping Average
Guide between 20 $ per Day, Assistant Guide $15 per Day, porters 10$ per porter per day COOK, $15 per Day.

- Know Before You Go

What to know before you climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

It is such a great opportunity for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and makes it possible as a lifetime experience. Generally, most of the people would like to visit various locations during their vacation time. At this stage, people prepare for some climbing by visiting the rooftop of Africa. However, before going to visit Mount Kilimanjaro, it is essential for you to know some of the important tips. Once it is followed properly, then you are ready to experience the vacation over the top roof of Africa

Know about weather

Generally, it is said to be the important thing for the people to know about weather condition. It is essential to choose the dry seasons for the better climbing. Usually, there are two rainy seasons can be witnessed on Kilimanjaro; it will be difficult for the travelers to move ahead at this stage. So, make sure to gather information regarding the perfect weather and fix your booking status.

Follow fitness while climbing

Before getting into this trip, make sure to stay fit physically as well as mentally. However, it requires just the good health condition to climb smoothly. On the other side, most of the people are hearing the speculations that the people with less fit may not allow climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, actually it is not true. If your health supports to move ahead of a slope, then you are already fit to climb without hassles.

Choose your suitable route

When it comes to booking your Kilimanjaro packages, it is essential for you to know about the routes to travel. However, you can choose the respective suitable route as per your convenience at an affordable price. Generally, when it comes to routes, one can experience the scenic beauty, rough terrain and traffic of wild life creature. So, as per your convenience, make sure to choose the right route and book according to it then plan it further.

Ready with package

It is important for you to pack with required stuff. At the same time, one must know that with huge loads of back pack will not be allowed to climb it. For your information, you need to carry the respective allotted loads to carry while climbing it. Moreover, there will be local guides which are helpful to take care of you during the Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. However, before leaving your place to Kilimanjaro, make sure to choose the best Mount Kilimanjaro packages.

- 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 79): 2,040.00 

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