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Marangu Route Extra Day

Marangu route with extra day of acclimatization on Mt Kilimanjaro at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania

Marangu route with extra day of acclimatization on Mt Kilimanjaro at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro climbing on Marangu route with extra day for acclimatization

  • Arrival

    Board Riverside shuttle bus or Davanu shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

  • Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara hut (2700m)

    Distance: 12 km
    Hiking time: 5 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest

    After breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).

  • Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720m)

    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Hiking Distance: About 15 km’s
    Habitat: Moorlands

    After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520)

  • Extra Day for acclimatization

    A leisurely walk to The Saddle by the right hand path takes you close to Mawenzi. This is an extra day of acclimatisation and it’s an ideal day to rest as well as walk high and sleep low. You then return to Horombo for the night.

  • Horombo hut (3720m) – Kibo hut (4700m)

    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Distance: About 15 km’s
    Habitat: Alpine desert

    After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)

  • SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)

    Distance: About 6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent
    Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 6 hours to descend to Horombo
    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour’s walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight

  • Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

    Hiking time: 6 hours
    Distance: About 27 km’s

    Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.

  • Departure

    After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either:
    (a) The National Park (This can be arranged)
    (b) Kilimanjaro International Airport
    (c) Arusha Town
    (d) Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30 Pm

What’s included

  • 2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi – Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
  • 2 transfers from Moshi to Marangu park gate -return
  • 3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
  • 5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Marangu
  • 4 nights accommodation in Huts while trekking Marangu

  • Extra day for acclimatization on Mt Kilimanjaro on Marangu route
  • First and Last night accommodation at YMCA/Buffalo hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
  • All park entrance fees and government levies
  • English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
  • Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.

The price for the above climb is US$ 1500 per person.2017 rates

Making it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!

Pls contact us for hotel reservations and transfers if arriving by Nairobi airport if you wont make it with an early flight at Nairobi airport

Pls read more about the huts/Accomodation

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