6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Via RONGAI ROUTE

6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Via MARANGU ROUTE

Country:              Tanzania.            
City:                       Kilimanjaro
Duration:             6 Day(s) – 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking, trekking safari.

Safari Highlight.

Marangu Route. The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.

The Marangu Route begins at Marangu Gate (1,870 meters) on the South-East side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Typically you will be driven to the gate from Moshi, which takes approximately an hour and passes through the village of Marangu.

The total trekking distance for the Marangu Route is 70km or 43 miles.

 

Safari Inclusions.
Meals: Breakfast Included

Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Pre & Post Trek accommodation at Parkview Inn or Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel

Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

4 Season mountain tents

Sleeping Mats

Transportation to & from the mountain gate

Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters

3 meals daily while on the mountain

Filtered water throughout the trek

Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client’s request.

 

Safari Exclusions.

Flights

Items of a personal nature

Laundry Services

A doctor for the group

Tips to mountain crew

Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following:

Guide $15 – $20/guide/day
Cook $10 – $15/day
Porters $8

DAY 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m).

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m).

Horombo Hut (3700m)The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m).

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 4: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m).

Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 5: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m).

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

DAY 6: Depart Tanzania.

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

End of Tour!!

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