5 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
5 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, a route is considered as a short one and easiest on Kilimanjaro, Many people with short period of time and fitness prefer to Climb Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route Five 5 Days or Six Days.
Day One: Arusha to Marangu Gate
After Breakfast, will depart Peace Hotel in Arusha around 09:00hrs, to Marangu Gate, for the Mountain Climb Registration formalities, Begin your Kilimanjaro trek by walking along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike, eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one’s halfway point, After lunch continue walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Mahundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are striking on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort
Day Two: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
After breakfast, depart Mandara Hut and Kilimanjaro’s forests to Horombo Hut. Most of the day’s hike will be through Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Have your picnic lunch at Kambi ya Taabu before continuing to Horombo Hut. If the day is clear, enjoy beautiful views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 15:00hrs and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.
Day Four: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
After breakfast continue your ascent into the Alpine desert, passes the last water point at 13550 ft. /4130m. You will have to fill your water bottles with all the water you will need until your return to Horombo hut in two night’s time (unless you are willing to buy Mineral water at Kibo hut). The summit is now a further 3921ft /1195m up and you will make your final ascent the same night. Go to bed around 1830hrs and try to get as much rest and sleep as possible.
Day Five: Summit Day to Horombo Hut
Around 2330hrs, you will wake up and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer point (17225ft/5250m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (18639ft/5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone screed, requiring a great physical and mental effort.
From Gillman’s Point you will normally come across snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (19341ft/5895m), the highest point in Africa. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs before the 3 hours descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear you left behind for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for your overnight. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.
Day Six: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
After breakfast, end the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last trek on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. At Marangu Gate you will sign for departure.
This Tour will Includes:
- 3 Two nights’ accommodation at Peace Hotel
- All nights’ accommodation in Huts.
- Professional, experienced, mountain
- All Park fees and Rescue fees.
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
- Clean, purified drinking water:
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
This Tour will Excludes:
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.
- Optional Tours.
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
- International and Local Flights.
- Yellow fever vaccinations.