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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Marangu Route 7 Days

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Fredrick Wilbert

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Marangu Route 7 Days

Marangu is a term derived from the native Chagga language and the direct translation is “full of water”. This description corresponds with the luscious, green pastures and beautiful landscapes accordingly. The Marangu Route is highly frequented and it is the oldest route travelled. The Marangu Route is said to be the easiest way to the summit – it ascends gradually which allows for a generally effortless trek. It is the only route that approaches the Kilimanjaro from the southeast. The required time needed to complete the hike is 5 days experts recommend a 6th day for extra acclimatisation on the mountain. The accommodation sets this route apart from the others as there are dormitory style sleeping huts. Your own sleeping bag is required but the huts have relatively comfy mattresses and bunks. The Mandara and Kibo Huts can each accommodate 60 people and the Horombo Hut has 120 beds. The huts have communal dining halls and you will have an opportunity to purchase soda, bottled water and beer. The huts have basic washrooms that range from installed plumbing and running water at the lower huts to ‘long drop’ toilets and buckets of water at the Kibo Hut. The 5 days Marangu Route will always be the timeless trip to Africa’s rooftop, however, the other routes tend to provide more scenic variation.

DAY 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to Stella Maris hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. Read more

Stella Maris, 1 night
DAY 2

Marangu Gate -Mandara Hut

You will have a chance to familiarise yourself with your guides, chefs and porters before departing the hotel in Moshi. You will begin your journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro after completing the gate registration. A great length of the hike is spent venturing on a narrow trail that is enclosed by the evergreen rainforest. Reaching Kisambioni is a milestone as it signifies that we are at the halfway point of the trek. We will sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch. We will continue walking through the rainforests of Kilimanjaro after lunch. Our final destination is the Mandara Hut. Once we arrive you can decide whether you want to relax for the rest of the day or take a leisurely stroll to the Maundi Crater. If you face the northwest you will see the striking Mawenzi Peak which resembles a crown in the sky with its prickly edges. Turn to the east and you will see the picturesque landscapes of Taveta. Visiting on a day with clear skies will ensure that you get maximum viewing pleasure. You will spend the night in the A-frame Mandara Huts which accommodate up to seventy people and feature beds with mattresses. There are several sleeping huts and a dining area. Elevation Gain: 943 meters (3,000 feet) Walking Time:3-4 hours Distance:7km Read more

Camp at Mandara Hut, 1 night
DAY 3

Mandara Hut -Horombo Hut

We will start heading towards Horombo Hut after breakfast. The environment will shift drastically as the 5 Days Marangu Route requires us to travel through Mount Kilimanjaro's moorland, a rock-strewn desert plain with succulent plants. There will be a picnic lunch at KambiyaTaabu during the hike. If the skies are clear you will have a chance to witness the scenic views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. We will arrive at the Horombo Huts at approximately 3:00pm and the afternoon can be spent relaxing. The Horombo Huts are exceptionally busy but they’re considered to be the finest huts on Mount Kilimanjaro. The little, A-frame huts can house a maximum of eight people and provide suitable lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimatising. They can accommodate a maximum of 120 hikers with additional room for porters, chiefs and guides. Elevation Gain: 977 meters (3,200 feet) Walking Time:5-6 hours Distance:11km Read more

Camp at Horombo Hut ,1 night
DAY 4

Horombo Hut -Kibo Hut

After breakfast we will hike through the moorland and the alpine desert region of Mount Kilimanjaro. After hiking for about an hour we will encounter a small mountain stream called the Maua River. Once you pass Maua you will notice that the terrain gets smoother and the vegetation starts to diminish. We will have an appetising lunch at the Middle Red Hill. We will continue our trek shortly after lunch and spend the next tour hours traveling to Kibo on a steady incline through Mount Kilimanjaro's Saddle. The silver lining to traveling through a baron dessert is the breathtakingly stunning vista of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. You will reach the Kibo hut in the afternoon. It is recommended that you rest and prepare for your midnight climb. Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters (3,380 feet) Walking Time:6-8hours Distance:10km Read more

Camp at Kibo Hut ,1night
DAY 5

Kibo Hut-Summit-Horombo Hut

The final leg of your journey is the ascent to Uhuru Peak which has been award the title ‘The Roof of Africa’. We will leave shortly after midnight and begin with the strenuous five hour hike to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. This is considered to be the least challenging of the three crater ascent paths but it is still an arduous hike. William’s Point is the first major rest stop and it usually takes two hours from the Kibo Hut to arrive at the five thousand metre mark. After thirty minutes of hiking you will reach the rocky bends and twists that continue for over six hundred metres or until you reach Gillman’s Point. The incline from Gilman's Point to Uhuru Peak increases gradually consequently it is not a difficult hike. You will feel tired and this part will take long due to the high altitude. The crater rim hike will last about two hours. Once you reach the summit, we have allocated time for you to take some photographs and celebrate your triumph. We will start descending to Horombo Hut – our final stop on the route. The route down the summit has magnificent views that you could not see when you were climbing the mountain. You will have a chance to stop at the Kibo Hut to recollect yourself and enjoy some energy dense snacks. We will reach the Horombo Huts in the afternoon and you can spend the time enjoying your last moments on the mountain. Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters (3,760 feet) Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters (7,140 feet) Walking Time:11-13hours Distance:18km Read more

Camp at Horombo Hut ,1 night
DAY 6

Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate

We will finish the trek by descending to the Marangu Gate after breakfast. The final hike is simply magical. You will hike amid the gods in Mount Kilimanjaro's tranquil cloud forest. We advise that you watch your step as the trail can be fairly slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to drive you back to Moshi. You will have an opportunity to buy sodas and souvenirs to prove that the 5 Days Marangu Route was conquered. Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters (6,295 feet) Walking Time:5-6hours Distance:19km Read more

Stella Maris, 1 night
DAY 7

Departure day in Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. if you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi- Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Mandara Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Kibo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Mandara Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Kibo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Mandara Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Kibo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Economy package does not include portable toilet

REVIEWS

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Albert, United States

The tour we took with Eco-Africa climbing was actually one of our best experiences during our holiday. Frederick was a wonderful host - very helpful, very friendly and with his eco-african colleague and driver Freddie he gave us some Tanzanian memories we will never forget. He took us to local restaurants and bars, showed us Moshi and drove us to town whenever we needed to go. In the weekend he arranged a trip to Marangu. In the evening we cooked chagga (the local tribe) - food (pork with fried green bananas and salad) great to taste! and next days we went on a coffee-tour to see how you cultivated, dry and roast your own coffebeans, next we went to an underground chagga-cave and last we went to see a very beautiful waterfall! Everything was very well-arranged, and we will definitely recommend everyone to book their kilimanjaro trek, safari, or maybe just a day-tour with the Eco-african company! Read more

Cheng C., United States

My friend and I climbed the Kilimanjaro with Eco-Africa travel tours. They are very efficient and engaging, we were able to climb the day after we signed the contract. Also, the climbing was good as well. The guides, porters and cook were doing a wonderful job helping us make to the top. I would recommend using this tour agency for your travel to Kilimanjaro. Read more

Angy, United States

This team treats you like family. We were informed, save, encouraged, and had a lot of fun on this trip while pushing our personal boundaries. Highly Recommendad!!!

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