Itinerary page: Marangu Route 7 Days
Kilimanjaro Climb-Marangu Route 7 Days Itinerary
Marangu Route 6 Day begins and ends at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick you to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.
All airport transfers are part of the package, no extra fee is required.
Day 1: Arrive in Marangu:
We stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.
We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Mandara Hut (Full board)
After having your breakfast we will make a short journey from your hotel in Marangu to the National Park gate for the necessary formalities at the gate. We start the climb through the fascinating tropical rain forest; we reach the first hut at Mandara for dinner and overnight. An alternative is to simply rest and relax in the beautiful forest around the camp.
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2,700 m): 5-6 hours walking.
Day 3: Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Today the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into moorland and, in clear weather, there are great views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
We arrive at Horombo Hut mid-afternoon, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around the camp.
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 4-6 hours walking.
Day 4: Kibo Hut (Full board)
Today we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. These 6-7 hours of walking will be taken at a slow pace until we reach Kibo Hut (4,700m), where we will spend the night in a comfortable hut. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night. Horrombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4,700 m.); 4-6 hours walking.
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut. Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Day 6: Horrombo Hut (Full board)
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu National Park, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for dinner and overnight.
Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking)
Day 7: Departure day:
After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.
– Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
– Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
– Professional, experienced, mountain guides
– Two nights hotel in Arusha
– All Park fees
– Rescue fees
– All meals while on the Mountain
– Arrival and Departure transfers
– Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
– Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
– Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
– Clean, purified drinking water
– Private, portable chemical flush toilets
– Crisis management and safety procedures
– Fair and ethical treatment of porters
– Walking Poles
– Sleeping Mattress
– Flying Doctor Service
– Summit Emergency Oxygen:
– Pulse Oximeters
– 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.