Itinerary Summary

The program via Marangu Route is the most popular of all Mount Kilimanjaro trekking options because it is simple and has sleeping huts and have a place to serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way. A route suitable for many types of climbers.

Itinerary Day by Day Details

Day 1: Registration at Marangu Gate, Trek to Camp at Mandara Hut

After registration formalities at the gate (1,830 m.) we will climb up through attractive and fresh forest to reach 2,700 m. altitude. We will pass via the volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. We can also opt to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest at the Camp of Mandara Hut [3-5 hours walking]

Day 2: Start the Walk in a Steep Ascent via the Forest

Ascent through forest into grassy moorland and in clear weather. There are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel. We will then reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very spectacular, 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]

Day 3: Spent a Day Making Excursion towards Mawenzi Peak

We will make a excursion in the base of the seldom visited Mawenzi peak with excellent views of Kibo and Gillman’s Point. Mawenzi a very jagged ridge with dramatic pinnacles the landscape feels more alpine and there is a greater sense of peacefulness. We spend a second night at Horombo Hut to further improve our acclimatization. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 4: Climb, Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo

We climb towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain is scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We will 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!!). We will spend the remainder of the day by resting and eating in preparation for the final trekking before a very early night! [4-6 hours]

Day 5: Ascent towards Gillman’s Point to Uhuru Peak (5,896m.)

We will climb to Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep at loose volcanic scree. We can also face some well-graded zig-zags pathways and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about 6 hours. We will rest there enjoying the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. We will retrace fast and return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking]

Day 6: Retrace to Mweka Gate via Mandara

We retrace via moorland climatic zone to Mandara and then a green forest walk to the Mweka gates. The greenness of the forest with an astonishing contrast to the summit make the best scenery on Kilimanjaro. [5-6 hours walking]

Pricing Terms 

Price includes the following:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha and Arusha to Kilimanjaro airport
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb, with dinner and breakfast included (double occupancy)
• with bed dinner and breakfast
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
• Salaries for mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
• Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
• A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro travel info pack
• Flying Doctor Service

Price Excludes the Following:

• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US $ 230 to US $ 300 per hiker – depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
• South African passport holders do NOT require a visa for Tanzania, however most other Nationalities require a visa for Tanzania
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if travelling to Tanzania recommended)
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
• Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks

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