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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route

6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tour Marangu route will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres. Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route. The oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route, is also known as the “Tourist Route” or “Coca Cola Route”. Marangu route is the easiest, cheapest and by far the most popular.” The Marangu route is the only Kilimanjaro climbing route that offers hut accommodation. Camping is not allowed. A climb on the Marangu route is comparatively cheap.

The Marangu route is one of the most popular routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier compared to the Machame route. This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatisation period.

6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route

The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatisation day on the mountain. This extends the route into a 6-day trek, greatly increasing your chances of success. Shared hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes. It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals.

Service Summary
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Service Type
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mount Kilimanjaro
Description
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tour Marangu route will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres. Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route.

6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route

The Marangu route is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes. As for scenery, of course, the Marangu route is still breathtakingly beautiful. However, it is considered to be less scenic, as the ascent and descent travel along the same path and is sometimes crowded.

The trail is well maintained due to its popularity and will have you travelling through forests or the Saddle (a high-altitude desert) before reaching the Kibo Hut. Marangu route huts. The route itself also attracts novice hikers or trekkers who are looking to enjoy the luxury of sleeping in dormitory-style hut accommodation, and this is the only trail which offers this type of comfort.

The huts in this route are:

  • Mandara Hut
  • Horombo Hut
  • Kibo Hut

Before you start planning your trek, don’t be tricked into thinking that a solid roof over your head makes this journey any easier. In the huts, everything is communal; from the basic washrooms to the showers and the dining halls.Aside from the added bonus of hut facilities on the trail, many hikers and trekkers opt for the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest route on Kilimanjaro thanks to its gentle slope and direct path. Don’t forget though, as we mentioned earlier, the short time frame adds to the difficulty.

Itineraries

Day 1

Marangu Gate (1860m) – Mandara hut (2715m)

Hiking time: 5h Distance: Approximately 8.1 km Habitat: Montane forest The drive from Moshi to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate, takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Marangu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the park gate, all hikers are requested to sign in at the Park office and make their final preparations for the climb. Porters will be seen arranging and loading their packs, containing the food, water, cooking gas as well as most of your equipment. Make sure that you have all your daypack items (containing at least drinking water, your lunch pack and extra clothing) with you, as the porters ascend a lot quicker than the hikers. Our guides will be available to assist with any additional information or needs you might have. You now leave the Park gate and ascend on a cleared ridge trail through the rain forest. The forest, suffused with mist and dripping with beards of moss, is also where most of Kilimanjaro’s animals are found. An alternative and more scenic parallel forest trail branches off to the left a few minutes after the gate. This trail follows the edge of a stream through the undergrowth and offers you the option to rejoin the main trail either after 1.5 hours hiking, or 1 hour before Mandara hut. Your first night stop, Mandara hut, consisting of a group of wooden A-framed huts in a forest clearing. Each hut features 6-8 sleeping bunks with solar generated lighting. The total capacity of the camp is 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above and there are flush toilets behind the main hut. Dinner is prepared by our cook and served in a communal dining mess.

Day 2

Mandara hut (2715m) – Horombo hut (3705m)

Hiking time: 6h Distance: Approximately 11.6 km Habitat: Moorland From Mandara hut the trail passes through a short stretch of forest, skirts the base of the Maundi Crater and then emerges into the transition from rain forest to moorland. It is well worth a short detour to scramble up the rim of the Maundi Crater for your first really impressive view of the Kibo Crater. On a clear day, Kibo will glimmer in the distance, showing off her majestic glaciers in the morning sun. Once you are in the open moorland you will get the chance to see some of Kilimanjaro’s most spectacular plants – the endemic giant lobelia which grows up to 3 m in height and the giant groundsel (Senecia Kilimanjari), which can reach heights of 5m! After about 6 hours trek from here, you reach the Horombo hut, where you will have a hot bowl of washing water, rest; an evening meal and overnight.

Day 3

Horombo hut (3705m) – Acclimatization day

Hiking time: 4 ½ h Distance: Approximately 7 km uphill / 7 km downhill Habitat: Alpine desert Horombo hut is a village of huts perched on a small plateau, with buildings similar to Mandara, but with a total capacity of 120 climbers! Horombo is normally bustling with hikers, guides and porters, with an atmosphere of adventure and excitement. You will meet both ascending and descending hikers here. This extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatisation. A hike towards the Mawenzi hut (4 310m), passing the Zebra Rocks on the way (about 3 hours up and 1,5 hours down), is strongly recommended. This hike will further assist with the process of acclimatisation. Remember to drink enough water and move slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the hut. Retire to bed early and get a last good night’s rest.

Day 4

Horombo hut (3705m) – Kibo hut (4730m)

Hiking time: 6h Distance: Approximately 9.6 km Habitat: Alpine desert After breakfast you now continue your ascent into the Alpine desert habitat. From Horombo there are two trails to the “Saddle” (which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo). There is an upper route (right hand fork) and lower route (left hand fork) to choose from. The upper route (right hand fork) should be very familiar, as you will have climbed most of it the previous day (on your acclimatisation hike) towards Mawenzi hut. This section is very stony and eroded. The recommended lower route (left hand fork) is much easier and nearly an hour shorter, and it also passes the last watering point at 4130m. You will have to fill your water bottles with all the water you will need until your return to Horombo hut in two night’s time (unless you are willing to buy Mineral water at Kibo hut). Once again remember to slow down and drink enough water! Situated in the barren Alpine desert is Kibo hut, a stone build block house which has bunk beds for 60 climbers, but no streams with water nearby. It is however possible to buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. There are platform toilets behind the hut. The summit is now a further 1195m up and you will make your final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski-stick and thermal clothing for your summit bid. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get as much rest and sleep as possible.

Day 5

Kibo hut (4730m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3705m)

Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 6 to 8 hours to descend to Horombo Distance: Approximately 5.4km ascent and 15 km descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit You will rise around 23h20, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. This is probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs, before the 3 hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear you left behind for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for your overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and a well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

Day 6

Horombo hut (3705m) – Marangu Gate (1860m)

Hiking time: 6h Distance: Approximately 19.7 km After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. Click here for more info on tips. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!! Overnight at the Springlands hotel1 -5 PEOPLE - PRICE PER SINGLE CLIMBER US$ 1580 6 + PEOPLE, PRICE IS PER PERSON S$ 1482 11 - PEOPLE and ABOVE………. One Person will be Paying Only. US$ 999
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route Includes

Meet and greet service, Assistance at the airport on arrival, Mountain guide and porters, Emergency evacuation insurance, Transfer as specified, All park fees, Camping fees/Hut fees and rescue fees, All pre and post climb accommodation as mentioned from the itinerary, 1 night Accommodation in town, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners on the mountain,

Service Summary
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Service Type
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mount Kilimanjaro
Description
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tour Marangu route will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres. Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route.
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route Excludes

International flight, Visas, Airport tax– but it can be paid direct by client(s), Driver guide, Tips, Climbing gears – if required it can be hired locally, Sleeping bags, Walking sticks, Drinks, Personal travel and Baggage insurance, Telephone bills, Laundry and any items of personal nature.

Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: US$ 250 per group for hyperbaric chamber, US$ 210 per group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and US$ 140 per group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets, a portable toilet is available for an extra US$ 110 per person or US$ 180 per group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.

Additional Remarks about your travel to Tanzania:

We may have to re–route the itinerary or accommodation in similar hotels or lodges in case we don’t availability.

Price for domestic fights, airport taxes and park /entry fees can change without prior notice. Our guests should be aware that this will be beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passenger travel information:

Passenger should bring only soft sided bags on safari while duffle bags and bigger backpacks are suitable for the Kilimanjaro climbing as well as for Mount Meru climb.

All passengers must have identification card or international passport with them for internal flights.
Luggage for internal flights is strictly limited 15 kilograms per person including hand luggage. Any excess baggage will be changed by the airline company during check–in.
All passengers landing in Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

Service Summary
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Service Type
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mount Kilimanjaro
Description
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tour Marangu route will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres. Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route.

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Service Summary
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mount Kilimanjaro
Description
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tour Marangu route will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres. Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route.
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Service Summary
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Service Type
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Marangu Route
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mount Kilimanjaro
Description
6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tour Marangu route will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres. Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route.

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