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Mt. Kilimanjaro Marangu route 5 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: We leave Moshi to Kilimanjaro gate – Mandara Hut.

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We will have a short drive from Moshi or Arusha town to Mount Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is a beautiful village with many small coffees and banana plantations. After finishing the entrance procedures, we climb up through a gorgeous and pristine forest to reach the clearing encompassing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. Another option is to rest and enjoy the elegant forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well.

[3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mandara Hut

Day 2: We leave Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, 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.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, 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]
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

Day 3: We leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut through Desert Saddle

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree 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]
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Kibo Hut

Day 4: We leave Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 the loose volcanic screen, but there is some well-graded zig-zag 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]
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo

Day 5: Horombo – Marangu Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Safari to Kilimanjaro Retrace through Forest We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Moshi or Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest are 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]
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: kilimanjaro wonders hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • John F. Kennedy Intl Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430
Departure Time
2:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Horombo Huts
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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