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Marangu Route Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

MARANGU ROUTE MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB: 8 DAYS

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TOTAL COST $ 1, 400

Mt Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu Route often referred to as the “Coca-Cola Route”. This route is the easiest and have the widest, most comfortable path to walk on and offer hut accommodation. It is highly recommended for young, old, family trekkers to the Summit Uhuru Peak.

Day 1: Nairobi-Moshi

Board shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs for lunch. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi).

Day 2: Mandara Huts

  • Marangu Gate (1860 m/6100 ft) – Mandara Huts (2700m/8860 ft)
  • Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles
  • Walking time: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude gain: 840 m/2760 ft

Day 3: Horombo Huts

  • Mandara Huts – Horombo Huts (3700 m/12140 ft)
  • Walking distance: 12 km/7.2 miles
  • Walking time: 5-7 hours
  • Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 ft

Day 4: Kibo Huts

  • Horombo Huts – Kibo Huts (4700 m/15420 ft)
  • Walking distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles
  • Walking time: 5-7 hours
  • Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 ft

Day 5: Summit Attempt

  • Summit attempt via Gilman’s Point (5700 m/18700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m/12200 ft)
  • Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles ascent + 15 km/9.5 miles descent
  • Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 – 16 hours)
  • Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman’s Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak)
  • Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft

Day 6: Marangu Gate

  • Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate
  • Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
  • Walking time: 5 hours
  • Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either:

  1. The National Park (This can be arranged)
  2. Kilimanjaro International Airport
  3. Arusha Town
  4. Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30 Pm

What’s included

  • 2-Way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi – Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
  • 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 accommodation in Huts while trekking Marangu
  • First and Last night accommodation at a hotel 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

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