Wildlife Tours

7 Days Hiking Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park- Marangu Route

 Dar el Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

7 Days Hiking Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park- Marangu Route

The 7 Days Hiking Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park - Marangu Route will take to hiking mountain Kilimanjaro national park through Marangu route, "Marangu is a term derived from the native Chagga language and the direct translation is “full of water”. This description corresponds with the luscious, green pastures, and beautiful landscapes accordingly. The Marangu Route is highly frequented and it is the oldest route traveled. The Marangu Route is said to be the easiest way to the summit – it ascends gradually which allows for a generally effortless trek. It is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. The required time needed to complete the hike is 5 days experts recommend the 6th day for extra acclimatization on the mountain. The accommodation sets this route apart from the others as there are dormitory-style sleeping huts. Your own sleeping bag is required but the huts have relatively comfy mattresses and bunks. The Mandara and Kibo Huts can accommodate 60 people and the Horombo Hut has 120 beds. The huts have communal dining halls and you will have an opportunity to purchase soda, bottled water, and beer. The huts have basic washrooms that range from installed plumbing and running water at the lower huts to ‘long drop’ toilets and buckets of water at the Kibo Hut. The 7 Days Hiking Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park - Marangu Route will always be the timeless trip to Africa’s rooftop, however, the other routes tend to provide more scenic variation.

7 Days Hiking Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park - Marangu Route Itinerary in Summary 

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (Full board)

Day 3: Horrombo Hut (Full board)

Day 4: Kibo Hut (Full board)

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horrombo Hut (Full board)

Day 6: Horrombo Hut (Full board)

Day 7: Departure day:

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(1 Review)

Tour Overview

Availability

Nov 18- Mar 17

Duration

7D/6N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals and bottled water
  • All Government Taxes
  • All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry
  • Bar bills
  • Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania.
    Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from the airport to Marangu at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, which is beautiful, located on the slope of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
    We will gather in the evening at the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment.

Day 2
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 2: Mandara Hut (Full board).
    After having your breakfast we will drive from your hotel in Arusha to Marangu National Park gate for the necessary formalities at the gate. We start the climbs through fascinating tropical rain forest; we reach the first hut at Mandara for dinner and overnight. An alternative is to simply rest and relax the beautiful forest around the camp. Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (2,700 m): 5-6 hours walking.

Day 3
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 3: Horrombo Hut (Full board)
    Today the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into moorland and, in clear weather, there are great views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
    We arrive at Horombo Hut mid-afternoon, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around the camp. Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 4-6 hours walking.

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4: Kibo Hut (Full board)
    Today we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. These 6-7 hours walking will be taken at a slow pace until we reach Kibo Hut (4,700m), where we will spend the night in a comfortable hut.
    There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night. Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4,700 m.); 4-6 hours walking.

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horrombo Hut (Full board)
    Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi.

    Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. Which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut. Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3,720 m): 13-15 hours walking

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6: Horrombo Hut (Full board).
    Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu National Park, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for dinner and overnight. Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking).Dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort: Half board.

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7: Departure day:
    Early in the morning you will be transferred from Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home.

  • sebastian

    20th Oct, 2020

    Ultimate wild safaris went above and beyond all expectations on my recent trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our guide was very knowledgeable and his experience led us to the summit without any unforeseen obstacles. We had a pretty fit group, but I am confident that our local guide and his team could make a trip to the summit possible for anyone, regardless of physical ability. Our assistant guides traveling with us, Musa, who was also incredible and friendly in his guidance and leadership. The team of porters was very well organized and had our camp set up and ready for us each day when we arrived. That goes a long way in making you feel comfortable and able to focus on the strenuous aspects of the climb. Overall, our group of 6 had an amazing time and I would recommend Ultimate Wild Safaris to anyone!

    5.0