KILIMANJARO CLIMB MARANGU ROUTE 7 DAYS ITINERARY
- All government taxes
- Mountain Guides,
- Professional, experienced porters & cook
- Waterfalls visit and local cultural visit
- Hotel accommodation
- All meals while on the Mountain with extra Halal food and fruits
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries
- Hut fees
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Tanzania Visa (We can help people to get VISA on arrival in case of any country restrictions at no extra charge)
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
Marangu route 7 days trek:
Itinerary (Services Details)
Day 1: Arrival day in Moshi by flight through Kilimanjaro International Airport.
We will be waiting for you at the airport or anywhere else agreed. Briefing will be done by your trekking guides at Altezza Lodge after arrival or related lodge. If your time allows we continue with waterfalls on this day.
Day 2 : Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. In the rain-forest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. 5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m | 7 km | 4-5 hours | Montane Forest | Meals: Lunch and Dinner| Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut
Day 3 : 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 grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude. 9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m | 11 km | 6-8 hours
Day 4 : Horombo Hut | Visiting: Kilimanjaro. Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.
Day 5 : 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.12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m | 10 km | 6-8 hours | Alpine Desert |
Day 6 : Kibo Camp to Summit then Horombo Hut
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. 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. Moving slowly (pole pole) and an optimistic attitude will get you there! 15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m | 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m | 4 km up / 14 km down | 10-15 hours | Alpine Desert }.
Day 7: Horombo Hut 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). Our driver will meet you at Marangu village/gate and drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.
Day 8: Departure day or Day trip depending on your schedule.