Kilimanjaro Climb via Marangu Route – 5 days

OVERVIEW

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2,100m/6,890ft) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,750m/9,023ft)

8.00 a.m pick clients from the hotel and drive to Marangu gate then start walk through a thick rain forest which takes four hours to Mandara Hut 2,750 m for dinner and overnight.

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Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,750m/9,023ft) to Shira 1 Camp (3,720m/12,200ft)

After breakfast proceed walk slowly following a trek through the forest and then through the savanna bush to Horombo Hut (3,489m) for dinner and overnight.

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Day 3: Shira I Camp (3,720m/12,200ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)

A hard days climb to Kibo Hut 4,703 m 6 – 7 hours crossing the barren sub-Alpine terrain of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Needed to relax on arrival as the next stage begins shortly after midnight, this fall on day 5.

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Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft)

Making a very early start to around 1.00a.m, follow the zig zag path up the screen stopping frequently to catch your breath in this starlit air. This is the steepest and most demanding section of the climb, five hours to Gillmans point 5,681m to and most to see sunrise behind Mawenzi, Illuminating plain. Then walk further 45 minutes around the crater and up to the highest point UHURU peak, the summit of Africa.

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Day 5: Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft)

It is much easier day as we have luxury of walking downhill on the way to the waiting vehicle at Marangu gate for transfer to your Hotel (Arusha / Moshi.)

COST

2 pax 3 Pax 4-6 Pax
U$D 2,950 per person U$D 2,710 per person U$D 2,445 per person

What’s included?

  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Hut fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

What’s not included?

  • International Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks not included
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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