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Mount Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu

From: $1,409 per person (7 days, 6 nights)

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Please note that Marangu is a very popular routing and, since the accommodation is in mountain huts throughout, we advise early booking to avoid disappointment

The Marangu route is one of the most popular routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro.  Though it is possible to complete this climb in 5 days, we would always recommend taking the extra acclimatisation day, making this an enjoyable and rewarding hike with a greatly increased chance of reaching the summit.  This route also allows hikers the relative luxury of sleeping in mountain huts along the entire route.


You will begin with your transfer to Marangu Gate, where you will complete all registration and necessary formalities.   Your climb begins in earnest through montane forest – almost magical with clinging mists, beard-like mosses and the occasional antelope darting off upon your approach.  

After leaving the forest belt, the scenery turns to afro-alpine grassland and moorland, becoming ever more spectacular and somehow alien.  Giant lobelia and giant groundsel, towering above you with heights of 3,4,or even 5 metres, dot the landscape.  The surroundings become even more barren as you enter the Alpine and get even closer to your goal of the summit.

You will make your summit attempt on either day 4 or 5, depending on whether you take the recommended acclimatisation day or not.  This begins with a mid-night wake-up for a hot drink and some biscuits.  It is now that the landscape turns from eroded stone to snow, and after some hours of tough ascent, you will reach the peak early in the morning – the views and bright sunshine the supreme reward for your efforts!  Take pictures and a very short rest and enjoy the view.

Your descent begins that same day and, after an evening of rest and relaxation, continues the next.

  • The price includes a pre-climb overnight in Arusha.  Depending on your schedule and wishes we can also offer pre-climb accommodation in Moshi or Marangu
  • Accommodation during the climb is in mountain huts throughout
  • Included in the price is full board and drinking water, and an experienced Kilimanjaro team with guide, porters and cook
  • The pricing and itinerary is based on the 6-day routing.  Get in touch for information and pricing on the 5 or 7 day routing


This private tour is completely customisable - you can change the duration, where you visit and the hotels you stay in - just let us know what you'd like to change when you get in touch with us.

Day 1: Arrival

Dinner
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Rivertrees Country Inn (or alternative accommodation at Marangu or Moshi) for rest, recuperation and overnight before your climb
  • Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees

Day 2: Marangu Gate - Mandara

Full Board
  • Pick up from your hotel in Marangu, Moshi or Arusha
  • Drive to Marangu Gate where you will complete all park formalities
  • Start climbing throughm mountainous rainforest to the first hut - Mandara
  • Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut (8,860ft)

Day 3: Mandara - Horombo

Full Board
  • After breakfast, ascend through the afro-alpine grassland and moorland
  • Views of both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks along the way, weather permitting
  • Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut (12,140ft)

Day 4: Acclimatization day at Horombo

Full Board
  • A day of rest and acclimatization at Horombo Hut
  • Soft trekking around Horombo can be enjoyed, and there is also the option to walk to Zebra Rock or East Lava Hill
  • Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 5: Horombo - Kibo Hut

Full Board
  • Further ascent to Kibo Hut
  • En route the landscape will become very barren, stony and erroded.  Spectacular plant specimens such as giant groundsel and lobelia dot the landscape
  • Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut (15,420ft)

Day 6: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak

Full Board
  • Today will mark your summit attempt
  • Wake up at around midnight for a quick snack of tea and biscuits
  • Proceed on the route to the summit through Gilman's Point at 18,640ft. 
  • A total of some 6-7 hours tough hiking to reach the summit around dawn
  • After a very short break and some picture taking, begin the descent to Kibo Hut for some rest, and then onto Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight

Day 7: Horombo - Marangu Gate

Bed and Breakfast
  • After breakfast, continue on the descent
  • Bid farewell to your guides and porters, before transferring back to your Marangu, Moshi or Arusha hotel

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Wildlife you might see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below - unfortunately we can't guaruntee that you'll see all the animals, but hopefully the photos will give you an idea of what to look out for!

Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
Leopard
Leopard
Beisa Oryx
Beisa Oryx
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Duiker
Duiker
Eland
Eland
Hartlaub's Turaco
Hartlaub's Turaco
Hyrax
Hyrax
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Prices for this tour

2 - 3 people: $1,529 per person ... book now4+ People: $1,409 per person ... book now

Supplements:

  • Single Room Supplement: $73
* Prices may fluctuate if flights are included in the package. Please for more information. Ref: KiliMarangu
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