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Overview

KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits of the world at 19,340′
  • Navigate Kilimanjaro’s Marangu Route which approaches the mountain from the southeast
  • 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 environments

 

Itinerary

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

Acclimatization Day

! Mount Meru Day trip

Acclimatize during a day at Mount Meru Area in Arusha National Park. Spot local wildlife and warm up for your climb A hike accompanied by an armed ranger.

Overnight: Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Trek Day 1

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 :Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 2

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.

Trek Day 3

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

 

Trek Day 4

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

Trek Day 5

5 Kibo Hut  to Uhuru Peak Summit to Horombo Hut

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

Trek Day 6

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

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

Your 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.

Accommodations : Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Trek Day 7

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.

Marangu Mountain Huts

Marangu is the only route on the mountain to offer the comforts of sleeping huts and comfortable beds. The huts are communal and each bunk has a sponge mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts, whilst the two higher huts have basic latrines.

Dates & Prices

$2,290

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Please note: All prices are subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to produce this information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors.

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