DARING 5-DAY MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING - MARANGU ROUTE

DARING 5-DAY MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING - MARANGU ROUTE

DESCRIPTION:

Embark on a 5-day trekking adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro via the scenic Marangu Route . Experience breathtaking views and conquer Africa's highest peak.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT

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: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

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: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

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: KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT

You will wake up very early at around midnight to 00:00 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: HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI/ARUSHA

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 RATES:

  • 1 Person: $1,900
  • More than 1 Person: $1,800 per person

Note: Child rate is 50% of adult rate(5-15yrs old) and Below 5 is Free

COST COVERS:

  1. Hut Fees (bed and mattress)
  2. Park fees
  3. Government Taxes
  4. All Meals
  5. Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  6. Unlimited Drinking Water
  7. Rescue Fee

COST EXCLUDES:

  1. Visa
  2. Medical insurance
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Flights
  5. Items of personal use
  6. Alcohol and cigarettes
  7. Sleeping bag(Available for hire)
  8. Trekking gears (Available for Hire)
  9. Airport transfers
  10. Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi

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