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5 Days Marangu Route – Mt Kilimanjaro

5 Days Marangu Route – Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Duration

8 days

Max People

30

Min Age

12+

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Overview

Take a short drive from Moshi town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]

Included/Excluded

  • Quality, Water proof, four- season private mountain sleeping tent.
  • Professional experiences mountain Guide
  • All Park Fees
  • Guides, Porteers, cook salaries & Park Fees
  • All meals while on the mountain
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis Management & Safety procedures
  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Gratuities & Tips
  • Items of personal Nature

Tour Plan

DAY 1: MARANGU GATE TO MANDARA HUT

Take a short drive from Moshi town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]

DAY 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.), 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 from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]

DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually 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!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]

DAY 4: SUMMIT DAY THEN DOWN TO HOROMBO HUT

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hours round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point]

DAY 5 HOROMBO HUT-MOSHI

After breakfast, we will start with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walks to the National Park gates to Moshi town. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. [5-6 hours walking

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