Kilimanjaro Five Day
Kilimanjaro Five Day, Are you looking into climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro? For many clients with limited time this is their question on mind. How long does it takes to hike up and down Kilimanjaro. We can highly recommend those with limited time to take five days round trip Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route.
Day 1: Arusha to Marangu Gate
Our Guides will pick up you early the morning just after breakfast, transfer to the Marangu gate where the altitude to gain this day is between 1700 meters to the Mandara hut at 2740 meters above sea level. Trekking the Mount Kilimanjaro with our porters, guides and the climbing party, we walk through moss vegetation as well as through some alpine forests before arriving for lunch at the Mandara hut. Should the climbing party wish there is a possibility of doing a side trek to the Maundi Crater where you would be able to see the distant Kibo peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and opposite areas on northern Tanzania. The mountain chef will prepare A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the atmosphere of the Northern part of Tanzania. .
Day 2: Mandara to Horombo Hut
Morning breakfast provided by the support staff and later, climbs from the Mandara hut at an altitude of 2,740 meter. The ascend to the Next hut the Horombo hut at 3,700 m starts as early as 08:00 am where the Five to six hours on a 15 kilometer stretch through the rain forest sector gets us climbing through sections of heath and Giant Lobelias trekking on the clear moorlands en route to the Horombo area. On good days, very clear views of the Mount Kibo and the Mawenzi peaks can be seen on this stretch. We check into the Horombo Hut in the early afternoon and will have enough time for acclimatization.
Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Morning breakfast and start the elevation of about 1, 00 meters from the Horombo Hut 3700 m to the Kibo Hut 4700 m. This is an approximate climb from 12,100 feet to 15,400 feet. We ascend through the last water points climbing through the heath and groundless across the Kibo and Mawenzi saddles of the Mountain. The vegetation thins out as we climb towards the peaks and only rocky outcrops will be seen. Your mountain guides and cook will prepare an early dinner before the short night which ends towards midnight as you overnight at the Kibo hut.
Day 4: Kibo Hut to Main Peak
Our Guides will give a got up call with any of your preference of either hot chocolate, tea or coffee with snacks. Later, prepare the climbing gear and have the porters load up for the final ascent to the highest point in Africa The morning walk gets everyone warmed up before starting the climb towards the glaciers towards Gilman’s point where the early morning sunrise offers a glimpse of the beautiful Uhuru peaks. The highest point in Africa is the next stop as you ascend to the Uhuru Peaks arriving at 19,340 feet above sea level. On this walk, you will require a flash light, snow goggles or sun glasses, not forgetting to carry warm clothing due to the freezing conditions. You will have some time to take pictures at the Uhuru peaks before starting the descent to Kibo hut where breakfast will be ready. The descent continues to the Horombo hut where you have your meals and overnight.
Day 5: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
After breakfast, commence your descent from the Horombo. The descent all the way down is through the moorland, Giant Lobelia and the forested glades where you could see monkeys and birds. The climb ends when you arrive at the park gate at Marangu Gate where a drive will pick up and transfer you to Peace Hotel in Arusha.
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Peace Hotel in Arusha.
- All nights’ accommodation in Tents.
- 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.
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses.
- Optional Tours.
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
- International and Local Flights.
- Yellow fever vaccinations.