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5 Days Marangu Route Climbing provided by Tanzania Joy Tours

5 Days Marangu Route Climbing

5 Days Marangu Route Climbing
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5 days
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5 days
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic. All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere. This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 155104P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 4 Days accommodation on mountain huts
  • AMREF flying doctor insurance
  • All transfers in comfortable vehicle
  • Service of an English speaking guide, allowances to porters/crews
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 4 Days accommodation on mountain huts
  • AMREF flying doctor insurance
  • All transfers in comfortable vehicle
  • Service of an English speaking guide, allowances to porters/crews
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Timothy D
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Feb 2020 • Solo
This is not my first rodeo when it comes to tour companies, but the experience I had with Tanzania Joy Tours will be hard to beat. When I arrived at JRO airport Praygod picked me up and took me to my hotel, Kelvin my guide was already there waiting for me. Kelvin went over the briefing for the start of the climb and checked my gear and we were good to go. The next day the team picked me up promptly at 0830 in one of their vans, Joseph was the driver and I met Adam my personal chef. We drove to the Marangu gate and then met my 4 porters, Michael, Herman, Paulo, and Peter. Michael was my personal waiter and in charge of waking me up, serving my food, and a lot of other duties. We get started and headed up to Mandara hut and arrive there with no issues, Kelvin was so informative about local flora and fauna, and the monkeys I had seen along the way. Kelvin suggests that I should try the 5 day route, rather than the 6 day since I was doing so well. Both Kelvin and I agree that we would decide on the third day in the morning so we know how I am acting at higher elevation. 2nd day- was up to Horombo hut and that went by without a hitch, the whole time during this the food had been amazing. Day 3/4 summit day- we hiked from Horombo hut to Kibo hut(base camp) I have a snack and then a nap waking up again at 6p for dinner and then another nap until 11pm with us leaving for the summit at 12pm. Kelvin was very encouraging during this whole time. Kibo hut to Gilman’s point was very difficult with multiple switch backs. I then found out from kelvin that it will be flat and gradual up hill all the way to Stella point and to Uhuru (the summit). I was having difficulty with breathing at this point and kelvin had nothing but encouraging words for me, so I developed a style of 20 steps and a 10 second break. At 0705 we were at the summit and it was amazing, I took a few pictures and back down I went. I decided to walk fast back down and fell down and ended up hurting my back. I got to Gilman’s point and that’s were the fun began, a combination of hurt back, lack of sleep, exposure to the sun, and dehydration lead me to take about 5 hours what should be done in 2. Kelvin was with me the whole way words of encouragement. I finally manage to get back to Kibo hut, and took a nap to see how I felt after. Michael wakes me up from my nap and I am feeling somewhat better, but still not 100%. Kelvin and I make it to Horombo hut and I’m exhausted, I have a quick tea and then dinner and go to sleep for the night. Day 5- I wake up ready to go, but I could tell my body was not going to cooperate today. I was presented with a congratulatory dance from my whole team, and then I said a few words and gave each member an envelope with their tips (it is customary and expected to tip). After the ceremony We walked from Horombo hut to Mandara hut with virtually no issues (I can feel my quads and calves seizing up). Kelvin fills up my water bottle and Camelbak and we are on our way, I get up from a seated position and can barely do that. Kelvin is so encouraging, he just says pole pole ( slowly, slowly) like he has done the whole time. We took almost 3 1/2 hours what most people did in 2 1/2 hours, nothing on me wanted to move. I was so happy when we finished I almost cried.
long story short, if you want a company that cares about its clients, well Tanzania Joy Tours is the one for you. The whole team will give it 110% just to make your trip perfect. Ask for the whole team by name, Kelvin, Adam, Peter, Paulo, Michael, and Herman
Written 8 February 2020
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