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Safari 56 - Itinerary

5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Marangu Route

Day 1
After early breakfast and briefing, leave Arusha or Moshi town to Marangu Gate for registration, and paperwork to meet up with your Mount Kilimanjaro crew to begin the 5 Days Marangu Route climb. You will trek through the rainforest to the Mandara hut Camp. To get the best out of this hike, a side trip to the Maundi Crater rewards you with beautiful views of the environment that lies at the Kenya- Tanzania border. If you are lucky enough, you will spot amazing birdlife, Colobus Monkeys, and Eucalyptus trees.

  • Elevation: 5,500 ft. / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft. / 2,740 m

  • Distance: 7 km

  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

  • Habitat: Montane Forest

Day 2
Gradually ascend the moorland vegetation zone of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route on a trail that leads to the Horombo Hut Camp. Even though this area that has giant lobelias and groundsels reward you with amazing and beautiful views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, you might begin to feel the effects of Altitude sickness.

  • Elevation: 9,000 ft. / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft. / 3,700 m

  • Distance: 11 km

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Heathland

Day 3
The third day is the day for preparing to reach the Uhuru Peak Summit. After hiking up the mountain towards the saddle of Mount Kilimanjaro, sandwiched between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, you will pass by the last watering point. You will head to your hut at Horombo for dinner and rest as you prepare to summit in the middle of the night. The vegetation zones that you will go through include heath and alpine desert at the top of the mountain.

  • Elevation: 12,100 ft. / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft. / 4,700 m

  • Distance: 10 km

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 4
You will wake up very early at around midnight to 2 am, to begin the push towards the Uhuru peak summit. This is one of the biggest challenges on Mount Kilimanjaro as you embark on steep, scree- filled ground towards Gilman’s Point at the crater rim on your way to Uhuru peak at night and against extreme cold weather, winds, and darkness.

Once at the summit of Uhuru peak, you will be amazed at the breathtaking views on top of Africa’s Rooftop, Mount Kilimanjaro. Make sure you take summit pictures.

After spending some time at the top of the mountain, it is time to descend as you make a stopover at Kibo for lunch on your way to the Horombo hut.

  • Elevation: 15,400 ft. / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft. / 5,895 m 19,300 ft. / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft. / 3,700 m

  • Distance: 4 km up / 14 km down

  • Hiking Time: 10-15 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5
After breakfast, early in the morning, you will descend through the same Marangu Route that took you up the mountain to the summit a descent trek that crosses moorland vegetation that leads to Mandara Hut and eventually through the path that traverses the rainforest zone ending up at the Marangu gate.
At the gate, you will receive your Mount Kilimanjaro summit certificates then drive back to your hotel in Moshi town or Arusha town marking the end of your 5 trekking Experience with us

  • Elevation: 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m

  • Distance: 18km

  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Trekking Cost
  • 1 Pax: $2,090 pp
  • 2 Pax: $1,660 pp
  • 3 pax: $1,595 pp
  • 4 pax : $1,505 pp
  • 5 pax : $1,480 pp
  • 6 pax : $1,450 pp
  • 7 Pax and Above: $1,390 pp
Costs Covers
  • Hut Fees (bed and mattress)
  • Park fees
  • Government Taxes
  • All Meals
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Unlimited Drinking Water
  • Rescue Fee
Costs Excludes
  • Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Items of personal use
  • Alcohol and cigarettes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking gears (Available for Hire)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (4%)
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi
    Here are special rates for children basing on their age
    2- 5 years
    Free of charge sharing with parents
    years 50% discount of adult rates
    15 years
    Full rates

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