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6 Days Kilimanjaro climb Marangu

Marangu route 6 Days is known as the “Coca-Cola” route. As the only route that has the luxury of sleeping huts along the way, the Marangu route is popular among those who want a bit more comfort while undertaking this classic trek. It has a gentle slope for the first several days, before the tough summit attempt from Kibo Hut. Regarded as the least difficult of routes, Marangu is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro

1 Person

$ 2,700 Per Person

2 Person

$ 2,300 Per Person Sharing

3 Person

$ 2,100 Per Person Sharing

4 Person

$ 1,900 Per Person Sharing

KILIMANJARO INCLUDES:-

  • Private professional mountain guides All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees Emergency Oxygen
  • Walking Poles
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Airport transfer
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation before and after Safari

KILIMANJARO E¥CLUDES:

  • 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 etc.) Tips and any items of personal nature

Mountain Clothing:-

  • Warm, windproof jacket with hood.
  • Waterproof jacket and over trousers.
  • Walking trouser, long sleeve, shirts and pullovers.
  • Warm underwear, Good comfortable walking boots.
  • Training shoes {for evening}. *Gaiters.
  • Sun hat, * Warm hat or balaclava, *Scarf.

MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT

  • Good warm sleeping bag a must. Water bottle {1 to 2 litres}
  • Water purification tablets/solution {and filter} Wash kit and towel, toilet paper.
  • First aid kit {including blister plaster, headache tablets, sun cream, lipsalve, personal medication.
  • Torch, Sun glasses, Walking poles.

Highlights

  • The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is renowned for its stunning scenery. As you ascend, you'll encounter diverse landscapes, including lush rainforests, moorlands, and alpine deserts. The panoramic views of the surrounding plains and distant mountains are breathtaking.
  • The Marangu route is one of the most accessible routes on Kilimanjaro. It starts at the Marangu Gate, which is easily reachable from Moshi town, making it a popular choice for many climbers.
  • Unlike some other routes on Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route follows a well-defined path, marked by signs and maintained trails. This can be comforting for climbers, especially those who may be less experienced in mountaineering.
  • Unlike some other routes on Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route follows a well-defined path, marked by signs and maintained trails. This can be comforting for climbers, especially those who may be less experienced in mountaineering.
  • The Marangu route takes climbers to the summit via Gillman's Point (5,681 meters) on the crater rim. From here, it's a relatively short trek to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters), the highest point on Kilimanjaro and the highest peak in Africa. Standing on Uhuru Peak and witnessing the sunrise over the African continent is an unforgettable experience.

What’s Included

ARUSHA-MARANGU, AND MANDARA HUT (2,700 M); 3-5 HOURS WALKING.

Pick up from your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Marangu gate. After completing the entrance formalities at the National Park gate (1,830 m.) we climb up through attractive and un-spoilt forest to reach the clearing containing (2,700 m.)

The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to simply rest and enjoy the beautiful forest around you. Camp at Mandara Hut. Meal Plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner(Full Board)

HOROMBO HUT (3,720 M); 4-6 HOURS WALKING

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very spectacular, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. Meal Plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner(Full Board)

HOROMBO HUT TO FURTHER IMPROVE OUR ACCLIMATIZATION.

The day is spent making an excursion towards the base of the seldom visited Mawenzi peak, which affords excellent views of Kibo and our route up to the crater rim at Gillman’s Point. Mawenzi is an older volcano than Kibo andso has eroded further into a very jagged ridge with dramatic pinnacles. The landscape feels more alpine and there is a greater sense of peacefulness than in other locations on this route. We spend a second night at Horombo Hut to further improve our acclimatization. 4-5 hours walking. Meal Plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner(Full Board)

KIBO HUT (4,700 M.); 4-6 HOURS WALKING

We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for

the final climb before a very early night. Meal Plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner(Full Board)

UHURU PEAK / KIBO TO HOROMBO HUT

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree, but there are some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the specta- cular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. 11-15 hours walking.

HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE TO ARUSHA

We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. Thereafter say Goodbye to your Guide/ Porters and connect a private transfer to Arusha for a hot shower, relaxation, dinner and overnight at Kizumba House for relaxation and overnight [5-6 hours walking]. End of Services

This will be the last 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu

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