8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek via Marangu Route $1159

Marangu Route it known as Coca Cola Route, It is the oldest established Route, is the easiest route on the Mountain and is the only route offers sleeping Hut. The Minimum days are required for this route is five. Spending an extra acclimatization, one day on the mountain is highly chance of reaching to the summit.

Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow.

There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic.

All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere.

This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.

What's Included?

Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:
• Ox miter machine
• English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
• Guide, chef and porters salaries
• Meals( 3 times per day)
• Cook and kitchen utensils
• All camping gears
• Rescue fees
• All park entry fees
• All camping and hut fees
• Airport transfer (round trip)
• Crisis management and safety procedures
• Transfer from the Airport before & after Trekking
• Accommodation in tents while on a trek.
• Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dinning tent, chairs and table.
• All nights’ accommodation in tents/huts during trekking tour
• 2 nights in hotel before and after climb.
• Park fees and government levies including VAT TAXES
• Porters - a minimum of 3 per client.
• First Aid Kit including oxygen Kit.
• Transfers from Moshi to Park Entries Gate & return.
• All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian. breakfast lunch & dinner
• Tips
• Bottled water on the first day of the climb, boiled and filtered on the mountain.
• National Park gate fees
• Certified, experienced, English, Spanish and German -speaking guides for all routes
• Staff salaries
• Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dinning tent, chairs and table.
• All nights’ accommodation in tents/huts during trekking tour
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters
• Clean, purified drinking water
• Crisis management and safety procedures
• Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils



Excludes:


• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
• Tip
• Sleeping bags.
• Personal mountain gear
• Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
• Laundry (available at the hotel)
• Personal Expenses

Duration

8 days

Destination Covered

Tanzania and Marangu

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Snow view hotel

Day 2: Rest day
We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zone, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

Day 3: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: LD
Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

Day 4: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Distance: 9km/5.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

Day 6: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp

Day 7: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Distance: 20km/12.5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: B

Day 8: Departure transfers

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.
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• Any cancellation done in more than 30 days after booking, 80% of the reservation fee will be retained on refunding.
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