The Marangu Route is said to be easiest way to Climb Kilimanjaro – The ascent on this route is gradually which make it easy to climb to the main peak, The Marangu Route is highly frequented and it is the oldest route travelled. A short tour takes 5 Days round trip – Which we recommend for mountaineers, we highly recommend a 6 Days Marangu Route Itinerary for an extra day at Horombo Hut.
Day 1: Arusha to Marangu Gate
Arrive in Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be picked up and transferred to Peace Hotel in Arusha followed by briefing from your mountain guide and rest on full board accommodation plan
Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
We leave Arusha to Kilimanjaro gate Mandara Hut. Take a short drive from Arusha town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.) The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well.
Day 3: Horombo Hut to
We leave Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds.
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
We leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut through Desert Saddle we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free. The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night.
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
We leave Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zig-zag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night.
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Arusha
Kilimanjaro Retrace through Forest We retraces our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is.
Day 7: Flight back home
At anytime a driver will pick and drive back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a flight back home
Kilimanjaro Package Includes:
- 2 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;
Kilimanjaro Package 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;