Climb Route Marangu Route - 5 Days / 4 Nights
guided climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania via the Marangu Route
Climb - The Marangu Route climb of Africa's highest mountain. The Marangu
route is the most popular Kilimanjaro climb and is nicknamed the 'Coca-cola'
route followed by ninety percent of all climbers. The path is well defined
and ‘climber friendly’ to make your adventure a little easier. The popular
Kilimanjaro climb offers accommodation at Mandara, Horombo, and Kibo en
route and accommodation on this route consists of built mountain huts
providing adequate shelter, bottled water, beer and soft drinks. Climb
Kilimanjaro and meet and mingle with other climbers from all over the
world and make your adventure a social and friendly trip. This is a very
scenic route with good views of Mawenzi and excellent prospects for viewing
1: Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and start the climb through
fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and
overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).
DAY 2: Mandara
hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
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. (12,520ft).
Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky.
Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the
DAY 4: SUMMIT
ATTEMPT!! Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
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
DAY 5: Horombo
hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)
Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals
and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional,
either: Zanzibar Beach Holiday, Safari to different National Parks or
US$ 1150 per person:
Any additional day is US$ 210
The price is inclusive
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 accomodation in camps while trekking Marangu
First and Last night accommodation at standard accomodation hotel in 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 does not include:
Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket,
Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers
All the above items can be hired at a reasonable price
Summit Gear List
Leather or thermal boots
Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
Thermal long johns
Sunglasses with UV protection
Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between
Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. Sun hat (peak
caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle
Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Walking stick
. Sleeping bag (-10
. Sleeping mat
Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes,
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected
with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using
medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not
wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit
. Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts
with your tour operator.