6 Days of the best of mount Kilimanjaro climbing through Marangu route.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Place of your choice in Moshi or Arusha, Tanzania|
|DEPARTURE TIME||A prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 4:00 to 6:30 PM.|
Day 0: Moshi Town
This might be your arrival day in Tanzania, our driver will pick you from the airport preferred Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive you 45minutes to the hotel for overnight.
–Key’s Hotel in Moshi
Day 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).
Day 3: Horrombo Hut (Acclimitization Day)
Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks, this extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horrombo hut.
Horombo hut to further improve our acclimatization.
Day 4: 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 hut. (15,520ft).
Day 5: 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 overnight.
Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)
Return to a hotel in Moshi/Arusha. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.
End of Tour!