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Hike through Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route in Tanzania, Africa
4 - 10 Mates
Hello and Welcome to Tanzania Let me share you about the trip route : Marangu Route starts from the southeast giving you an opportunity to sleep in the Huts, which is not present in any other route to Kilimanjaro like the Machame route (which has the Barranco wall). The locals and tourists call it the Coca-cola route as it is cheaper and easier to climb than the Machame route. Spending an extra day is highly recommended for proper acclimatization. You will ascend to the summit and descend back to the gate on the same path. In our Marangu Route Itinerary, there are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. The best time to climb is the dry season. What is included in the price? - Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the hotel (Shared rooms) - Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees, and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged. - 4 Season mountain tents - Sleeping Mats - Transportation to & from the mountain gate - Professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters - 3 meals daily while on the mountain - Filtered water throughout the trek - Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) - Portable flush toilet provided. Not Including - Flights and Visa. - Items of a personal nature and Laundry Services - Tips to mountain crew Do you have a question? Ask in the Q&A below! I'm happy to hop on a call with you after booking, to see if we get along and if this trip matches your expectations. See you in Tanzania!
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Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO)
We will arrive in Moshi Town. You will be pickup from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town. On this day you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at Kili Wonders.
After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paperwork has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.
The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo, and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.
Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation-less plateau joins the main summit of Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut which is usually reached in about 5 - 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.
Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro.
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