Overview

MARANGU ROUTE 6 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits of the world at 19,340′
  • Navigate Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route, the most scenic on the mountain
  • Cross 6 ecological zones from lush rainforest to the harsh, beautiful arctic zone
  • Follow expert African guides, full of knowledge of the mountain and its environs
  • Experience Signature Camping! Spacious tents, deluxe comfort, amazing meals and more!

ITINERARY

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    ARRIVAL DAY

    Arrive in Arusha

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you are met after passing through customs. Transfer toNgare Sero Mountain Lodge and have a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with your climbing manager and your guide. Overnight at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

    Accommodations: Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

    Meals Included: Dinner

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    ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

    Mount Meru Day trip

    Acclimatize during a day at Arusha National Park the foothills of Mount Meru ( Second highest peak in Tanzania ). Spot wildlife on foot as you warm up for your climb accompanied by an armed ranger.

    Overnight: Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

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    TREK DAY 1

    Arusha to Marangu gate – Mandara Hut

    Altitude gain:6,046 ft to 8,858’ ft; Hiking time: 4-5 hours, 5 miles

    After registering at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate you’ll take your first step toward your goal – the roof of Africa. You’ll be hiking through the montane forest, a lush, biodiverse zone, and home to the endemic flower Impatiens Kilimajari. Keep an eye out for blue and colobus monkeys and listen to the birdsong, the avifauna here is prolific. You may even catch a glimpse of Hartlaub’s Turaco, a stunning brightly coloured resident. After reaching Mandara Hut you could take a walk over to the Maundi crater or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

    Accommodations: Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    TREK DAY 2

    Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut Shira Camp

    8,858 ft to 12,205 ft :Hiking time: 6-8 hours, 7 miles

    Today your hike will take you out of the forest and into the heathland where giant heathers grow, and as you climb higher, into the moorland. Here you’ll see two of the most unusual plants on Kilimanjaro, the fairy-tale like giant groundsel and the giant lobelias. You’ll also have your first views of the peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo, that’s the really big one that you’ll be scaling in a few days.

    Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    TREK DAY 3

    Acclimitization Day at Horombo Hut

    12,205 ft to 14,400 ft : Hiking time: 2-3 hours, 3 miles

    No need to pack you bags today as you’ll stay a second night at Horombo. Your guide will take you on an acclimatisation walk to Zebra rocks and the base of Mawenzi peak where you’ll have glorious views of Kibo looming over the saddle. The rest of the day be spent at camp where you can put your feet up and catch up on some rest.

    Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    TREK DAY 4

    Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    12,205 ft to 15,430 ft : Hiking time: 6-8 hours, 6 miles

    Today you’ll trek up into the barren high altitude desert, crossing the boulder strewn saddle that connects Kibo and Mawenzi. You may be lucky and see a buzzard or even a lammergeyer soaring on the thermals above. After reaching the camp the rest of the day is devoted to preparing for your summit bid – preparing your kit, eating and resting.

    Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    TREK DAY 5

    Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak Summit to Horombo Hutp

    15,430 ft to 19,341 ft to12,205 ft, 4 miles ascent, 10 miles descent, 6-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent

    The push for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak ! You will be woken at around 11:30pm to make a start just after midnight. This is where your grit and determination will be called upon but your reward is possibly the most amazing sunrise you’ll ever see on the horizon behind Mawenzi.

    You’ll probably be around Gilman’s Point (5685m) at this time so it’s time for a much needed breather before walking around the top of the crater rim, passing Stella Point and finally reaching Uhuru. Take some time to enjoy the views of the crater and glaciers then you’ll retrace your steps back to Kibo for breakfast and a rest. You’ll then descend back down to Horombo hut which will feel oxygen rich after the summit and a long nights sleep.

    Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    TREK DAY 6

    Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    12,205 ft to 6,046 ft : Hiking time: 5-7 hours, 12 miles

    Our last day on the mountain will start after breakfast and thanking your crew its time to head back down to the forest stopping for lunch at Mandara Hut and then on to Marangu gate. Your guide will arrange your certificates and our driver will meet you to transfer you to your hotel for a long hot shower and a celebration.

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    Accommodations: Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    TREK DAY 7

    Departure

    If your time in Africa ends today our transfer team will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure. If you have booked with us a safari or a few days to dissolve into the pristine sandy beaches and tropical waters of Zanzibar, we will be there to help you comfortably transition from your climb into your next Tanzanian adventure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

NGARE SERO MOUNTAIN LODGE, ARUSHA Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, It offers 14 rooms, and has been providing personal service since 1974. Rooms have king-size beds or twin beds, and a bathroom with a tub for soaking after your trek. Also you can book a massage to ease your aching limbs after your climb. The Lodge is located only 30 minutes away from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town center.

Mountain Camps

Camp in comfort in customized all-weather tents with upgraded zippers, flysheets, and closed-cell full-ground pads. Private toilet tents and solar-lit dining tents are provided daily. Hot meals are prepared from fresh ingredients by the camp’s chef. In the afternoons, hot drinks and snacks are provided.

DATES & PRICES

2020: ROUTEARRIVALDAYSPRICETRIP AVAILABILITYENQUIRE
Machame Route 7 DaysJan 610 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJan 1310 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJan 2610 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysFeb 310 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysFeb 910 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysFeb 2310 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysMar 210 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysMar 1410 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysMar 2610 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJune 110 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJun 910 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJune 1510 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJune 2210 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJune 2910 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJuly 2 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJul 3 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJuly 5 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJul 1310 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJul 25 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysJul 31 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysAug 5 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysAug 12 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysAug 18 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysAug 28 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysSep 10 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysAug 28 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysSep 13 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysSep 28 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysOct 18 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysAug 28 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysOct 21 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysOct 30 10 $2790SpaceEnquire
Machame Route 7 DaysDec 30 10 $2790SpaceEnquire

$2790

Can’t find a date that works for you? Contact us to set up a trek with dates that work for you!

Included in this Trek :

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees Airport transfers Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Oximeter
  • Medical Kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Portable toilet

Items not included:

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

ROUTE PHOTO ALBUM

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

They were an awesome team. I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.

It was a spiritual journey for me. There was a point on the descent from the peak that I needed assistance from Andrew our head guide and Charles the lead for that day. I was returned safely to camp gratefully. The team cook brought food to my tent so I didn’t have to go anywhere

Excellent Kilimanjaro experience with reliable company

The guides were personable, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to make our climb successful. The food was 5 star quality the whole way – we had almost too much to eat! The porters were great guys