MaranguRoute

Marangu Route is the coolest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension shape is very slow and steady, letting for effortless hiking for most of the way. However, due to its status as a cool route, Marangu Route is often designated by unprepared, inexpert climbers. Similarly, only about 35 percent of the folks really make it to the Uhuru Peak the top.

Trip ITINERARY

MARANGU ROUTE

    TOUR ITINERARY

    DAY 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport To Arusha

    DAY 2: Trekking from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut After breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and depart to Marangu Gate, about 4 hours’ drive from Arusha town, as a getaway point to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and you will be accompanied by mountain guides and crews all the way. After the registration process at the gate you will start trekking toward Mandara Hut as the first where you will spend your overnight. The walk will take you about 3 to 4 hours and you will cover an altitude of 1900 meters up to 2720 meters. Along the way, you will have enough time to rest and have lunch before continue with the trek while learning about the mountain history, vegetation’s and different species of wildlife found at the park such as birds and animals. This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you to read the following instructions from this point on:   Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine   Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)   Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. Trekking from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut: Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) — Mandara Hut (2,700 m) Hiking distance: 11 km Hiking time: 5–7 hours

    DAY 3: Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut After an early breakfast, you will depart from Mandara Hut and trek all the way to Horombo Hut where you will spend your second night on the Mountain. A total of 11 km will be covered during the day that will take approximately six hours with an altitude rise up to 3720 meters. Along the way you will enjoy beautiful scenery of mountain that include different landscape such as a clear view of the snowcapped peak of Kibo and Mawenzi peak, forest and animals which together they will make unforgettable experience and life time memories to cherish. During the trek you will have time to break for lunch and learn about different and fascinating plant species found along the way such giant groundsels, lobellas and many more. Late in the afternoon you will arrive at the camp in time for your dinner, relaxation and overnight. Note:the acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness. Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut: Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m) Hiking distance: 10 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours Acclimatization hike: Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — destination point en route to Kibo hut (3,920 m) Hiking distance: 2.5 km Hiking time: 1–2 hours

    DAY 4: Trekking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    DAY 5: Trekking to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Hut

    DAY 6: Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    DAY 7: Departure

    DAY 6: Trekking from Kibo Camp to Summit Uhuru Peak to Horombo Camp

    DAY 7: Trekking from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    DAY 8: Departure

    THE CLIMB COST INCLUDES:



      • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport  
     
      • Transfer to the hotel — in Moshi  
     
      • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)  
     
      • Transfer to the trail head  

    Professional mountain crew



    All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates,
    along with over 7 years of experience in climbing.
    Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)

      • Kilimanjaro National Park permits  
     
      • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;  
     
      • Camping/hut fees;

      3 square meals daily.  
     
      The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables;  
     
      vegetarian options are available upon request;  

     Modern mountain hardware EV-3 tents;  
     • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;  
     • First aid kit;  
     • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);  
     • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);  

     • Modern mountain hardware EV-3 tents;  
     • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;  
     • First aid kit;  
     • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);  
     • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);  

      Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;  
     
     
      Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);  
     
      International certificates for a successful ascent;  

        Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.  
      Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room.  
      If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.  

    ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.  

    THE CLIMB COST EXCLUDES:

      • Airline tickets;  
     
      • Visa fee;  
     
      • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);  
     
      • Personal gear rentals;  
     
      • Other item of personal nature;