Kilimanjaro climbing tour

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5 day Marangu route Tour Overview

The route takes its start at the south-east of Mt Kilimanjaro. The entrance to the route, Marangu Gate, is quite close to our climbing base at Moshi town. The ride there takes about 1.5 hours. The Kilimanjaro "Coca-Cola" route features a well-trodden trail running through all the climate zones - from tropical rainforest to eternal ice, and will also will treat you to scenic African landscapes.

5 day Marangu route Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara hut
You will be transferred to Marangu gate from the hotel and do a registration at the gate. Afterwards, you will begins trekking through the rainforest to Mandara hut. Here you will have an acclimatization opportunity of visiting Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.
Day 2: Mandara hut to Horombo hut.
After breakfast you will out climb the rainforest and continue trekking to Horombo hut where you will trek through rolling moorlands and get your first clear view of towering Kilimanjaro, dinner and overnight at horombo hut.
Day 3: Horombo hut to Kibo hut
After a good night rest and breakfast you will trek past the last water point to reach saddle area, a great desert between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo. An early dinner and overnight at Kibo hut.
Day 4: Summit Day Kibo Hut camp to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut camp
Wake up at midnight to a light breakfast then prepare for your summit ascent. Because you will climb to the summit in the dark you will need to have your headlamps / flashlights. It will also be very cold until you start descending, so you will need to have all of your warm layers. This is an important time to keep on slowly slowly (pole pole in Swahili). The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 6 AM. At this point, you will have a views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 2 hours of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some times for taking photo’s. After your summit photos and taking in the view, descend back to the Kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your equipment and continue down through re-cross the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Have dinner and overnight at Horombo Camp.
Day 5: Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi
After a long sleep you will be awaked for breakfast and pack, continue your descent through the moorland to Mandara Huts. Here you will have lunch then proceed your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to Marangu park gate. After the gate sign out, a vehicle will take you to back to the hotel where it is definitely time for your certificate presentation and celebration!


No of Pax 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8+ Pax
Price PP $1,940 $1,795 $1,795 $1,795 $1,715 $1,715 $1,715 $1,640

5 day Marangu route Kilimanjaro Climbing tour inclusion

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder certified Guide
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Pre and Post accommodations
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals
  • All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Gate Transfers
  • Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
  • Credit Card Transfer Fees
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