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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking (Trekking) Via Marangu Route

About Marangu Route

The Marangu hiking route to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Mount Kilimanjaro hiking. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations instead of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

Kilimanjaro Mountain via Marangu Route Itinerary

Respectively Your Welcome to 6 days Hiking|trekking with Africa Natural Tours to Kilimanjaro National Park Via Marangu Route , Our Itinerary As Follow Below .


Day One(1): Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Rising (ft):6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Stretch: 8 km
Climate: Rain Forest
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Shelter:Mandara Hut.
Hiker(s) and Africa Natural Tours driver will head to the Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The track climbs through a tropical rain forest near the upper edge of the forest line, where we sometimes see playful blue monkeys. The track then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut campsite.

Day Two(2): Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Rising (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
Stretch: 12 km
Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Climate habitat: Heath / Moorland
Our second day on the Marangu hiking route trail will begin with a steep ascent through the forest and opens into high moorland. If the sky is clear and with no clouds, we may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Day Three(3): Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Hut to Horombo Hut

Rising (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,160 ft to 12,205 ft
Stretch: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-5 hours
Climatic Habitat:Heath
This extra day is used for acclimatization. We hike towards or all the way to Mawenzi Hut and back. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi

Day Four(4): Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Rising (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
Stretch: 10 km
Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert
On day four, hiker(s) will climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach our campsite which sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once at camp hiker(s) rest, enjoy an early dinner and prepare for the summit hiking day.

Day Five(5): Kibo Hut to Uhuru Point to Horombo Hut

Rising (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft to 12,205 ft
Stretch: 22 km
Hiking time: 10-13 hours
Climatic habitat: Arctic
Hiker(s) and the team wake in the middle of the night and begin the final push to reach the Roof of Africa!!!! The trail to Gilman’s Point is very steep and the ascent will be slow and steady. From Gilman’s, it is a traverse along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak. Hiker(s) and the team stay at the summit for a short time, to take photos and enjoy the views, before retracing all the way back to Horombo Hut.

Day Six (6): Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Descend (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
Stretch: 20 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
A long trek is in store for today, however it is mostly downhill. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu Gate hiker(s) pick up our certificate that proves our achievement and catch our car drive transfer to hotel in Moshi.

Included

General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying in huts found on the route to the peak!

    Food

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Included

    General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying in huts found on the route to the peak!

    Food

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Not-Included

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas