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Marangu Route 6 Day

Marangu Route 6 Day


Marangu Route 6 Day . Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route up Kilimanjaro summit. The marangu route offers moderate Kilimanjaro climbing from starting point to Kibo huts but from Kibo hut to the summit the trek need commitment as the track is strenuous. The Marangu Route is simply known as the “Coca Cola” route due to the facts that drinks are sold in the huts as you trek up. Marangu is also the only route offering comfortable sleeping huts at every campsite with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are shared by all climbers and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillows so require fewer supplies. There are washrooms with running water at the first two huts and basic washrooms ate the last huts. Meals are shared in dining huts at each camp you can mingle around and make some stories. Soft drinks, bottled water and beer are available for sale at the huts and prices increase as you hike up.
The minimum trekking days on Marangu route is 5 days but can be done in 6 days and have one day resting at Horombo hut for acclimatization before you attempt the summit.

6 Day Marangu route plus 2 night’s hotel.

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Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport.

You will be met on arrival usually at Kilimanjaro Airport if you arrive by international flight or in Arusha if you arrive by internal flight or shuttles bus from Nairobi or likewise. You will be escorted to waiting vehicle by our transferring driver who will then drive you to Moshi for the rest of the day your treks will start the next day morning. Depending on your arrival time our mountain guide will meet you at the hotel or airport for briefing on the next Kilimanjaro trek.
Accommodation: Keys hotel/Sal Salinero hotel Moshi.
Meal plan: Dinner.

Day 2: Hike Marangu Gate 1,860 meter to Mandara hut 2,700 meter.

After breakfast at the hotel you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate (1,840 m). Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the thumbless black and white colobus monkeys scrambling through the lush vegetation. Approximately 4 hours later, you will reach your destination for the day, the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide will take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Kenyan interior. Evening meal and overnight stay at Mandara Hut (2670 m).
Accommodation: Mandara Huts.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Hike Mandara Hut 2,700 meter to Horombo Hut 3,700 meter.

The day begins with an early breakfast and shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the tree line where vegetation changes to shrubs. Approximately 4 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight at an altitude of about 3,720 meter. From the hut you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Masai steppe. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Horombo Hut.
Accommodation: Horombo Huts.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Hike Horombo Hut 3,700 meter to Zebra Rocks 3,980 meter to Horombo Hut 3,700 meter.

Today’s purpose is getting your body to acclimatize to the altitude. Acclimatisation should not be underestimated as it greatly improves your chances of reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, you will set off on a 2 to 4 hour trek to Zebra Rocks (3,980 m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a cooked lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day. Overnight and evening meal at Horombo Hut.
Accommodation: Horombo Huts.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut 3,700 meter to Kibo Hut 4,700 meter.

Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “last water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly plant less plateau links the summit of Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is Kibo Hut and it should be reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Tonight is an early night to get enough rest because you will be woken at approximately 23:00 hours.
Accommodation: Kibo Huts.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Hike Kibo Hut 4,700 meter to Uhuru Peak 5,895 meter to Horombo Hut 3,700 meter.

Today is the “big day” – the summit stage. You will start in the middle of the night when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier. You will begin the long and strenuous trek to the summit in the dark. Passing the Hans Meyer cave at 5,200 m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,715 m) on the crater rim. Soon you will have forgotten the cold of the night and after another 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5,895 m. Now you are standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The descent follows the same path and the lava ash will now have thawed and allows for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can rest a while to regain your strength. After the 1 to 2 hour break, you will be on your way down to the Horombo Hut (3,700 m) where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, it is early to bed for most.
Accommodation: Horombo Huts.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Hike Horombo Hut 3,700 meter – Marangu Gate 1,860 meter.

The final hike of your wonderful 6 day Marangu route trekking begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. The moderate descend through the heather and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2,700 m) where a cooked lunch awaits you. Soon you will again be in the lush tropical rainforest and after about 6 hours of trekking, you will be back at the same Marangu route gate 1,860 meter where you will meet a transferring driver. At the gate you will sign out and obtain your Kilimanjaro certificate then you will drive back to Moshi where you will have a long and warm shower after a tiring mountain. The rest of the day is free to rest while enjoying your glass of wine, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.
Accommodation: Keys Hotel/Sal Salinero hotel.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Departure.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport or shuttle bus stand for your next destination.
Accommodation: None.
Meal plan: Breakfast.

Add-ons (Extension).

In addition to your Kilimanjaro trekking adventure you can add few days for safari in Tanzania famous national parks. Our most popular Itinerary is 5 days tour to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. This safari itinerary can be offered in both, camping and lodging. You can also add few nights in Zanzibar after Kilimanjaro trekking or after safari so you have a combination of Kilimanjaro trekking, safari and Zanzibar.

Prices for this itinerary are:

  • 1 trekker $1660 per person
  • 2 trekkers $1580 per person
  • 3 trekkers $1460 per person
  • 4 trekkers $1380 per person
  • 5 or more trekkers $1320 per person

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Tour inclusions

  • Airport transfers 2 ways
  • 2 night’s hotel in Moshi before and after climb
  • Kilimanjaro entry fees
  • Fees for Accommodation in huts
  • Rescue fees
  • Transfer to and from the mountain.
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • Porters
  • Cook. Marangu Route 6 Day.
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Bottled drinking water the first day of trek
  • Boiled and filtered water on the mountain
  • Cooking and eating utensils.
  • Oximeter
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water the whole safari
  • Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook

Tour exclusions on Marangu Route 6 Day

  • Tips for guides and support staff
  • Sleeping bag and personal items (available for hire)
  • Personal expenses (airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Extra activities
  • Extra nights on the mountain ($260 per person per day)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks rather than water
  • Visa fees. Marangu Route 6 Day.
  • Travel insurance
  • And all not listed above

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