Marangu Route

6 Days Marangu Route

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Overview

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

Marangu Route is otherwise known as “Coca-cola” route. It is one of the oldest and most-established routes on Kilimanjaro. Marangu approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south-east. Hikers can avail hut accommodation in this route only.

The route is considered the easiest among all other routes. The ascent and descent will be from the same path. So the scenic view is little less as compared to other routes. A five to six days climb is recommended for this route.

Tour Details

It is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes.

Itinerary

Elevation: 800m - 1800m - 2720m

Distance: 8km

Hiking time: 3 -4 hours

Habitat: mountain forest

Our trek start at your hotel where we will drive for about one hour and half hours drive to Marangu gate. At the gate you will register to get a permit paper and weighing our luggage. After all legal paper have been completed we start off ascending up to mandara hut 2720m. While at camp you will have time for acclimatization and a visit to Maundi crater before dinner and briefing with your guide about the next day trek.

Elevation: 2720m - 3720m

Distance:11 Km

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: moorland

The trek through the rainforest starts just after breakfast. Moorlands is the main features up to horombo Hut 3730m. The clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro starts at this point to horombo hut. At horombo dinner and briefing from the guide.

{ For those who choose 5 days itinerary this day is omitted} Those who choose the six days itinerary have to spend an extra day for acclimatization. The guide will take you to the Zebra rock up to Mawenzi ridge experiencing 150m of high altitude. Back at horombo lunch will be served followed with resting.

Elevation: 3720m - 4720m

Distance : 9km

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: alpine desert

Having rested the whole night we start to move on after having breakfast to kibo hut. We will pass the last water point to kibo saddle, desert vegetation between Mawenzi peak and kibo peak. Dinner will be served here with a briefing from your guide on the trek to the su

Elevation: 4720 m - 5895m - 3720m

Distance 6km up/15 Km down

Hiking time: 12-15 hours

Habitat: alpine desert

We will wake up at midnight, take a light breakfast before the summit hike. On this hike you will need to have water 2-3 litres and some chocolate bars. We will ascend for 6 to 7 hours. We will walk along the kibo crater ridge for one and half hours from Gilmans point to uhuru peak we takeover 10- 15 minutes for taking pictures before descending back to Kibo hut where you will be served with hot food, and taking a nap before we descend to horombo hut. Dinner will be served at horombo hut and overnight.

Elevation: 3720 m - 1800 m - 800 m

Distance: 19 Km

Hiking time: 5-7 hours

On this day after having slept at horombo hut you will be served breakfast before packing for our descent. We pass through moorlands to mandara hut where lunch will be served. After lunch we move again through the montane forest to Marangu gate. At the gate you will sign out before being driven back to the hotel where you will be provided with a certificate and you to give tips to the whole crew.

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