6 Days Marangu Route – Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

5 NIGHTS KILIMANJARO DOUBLE ROUTE TREK ASCEND VIA MARANGU ROUTE – DESCEND VIA MWEKA ROUTE

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Mar 16, 2022 - Dec 31, 2032
Group size: 1 - 25
6 Days Marangu Route – Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour
5 NIGHTS KILIMANJARO DOUBLE ROUTE TREK ASCEND VIA MARANGU ROUTE – DESCEND VIA MWEKA ROUTE


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Mar 16, 2022 - Dec 31, 2032
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 

TOUR OVERVIEW

6 days Kilimanjaro hiking up via Marangu route and hiking down via Mweka route probably has a slight edge on the scenery in large part because the route up and down is different, Regardless, both routes are scenic and traverse the same range of ecosystems from tropical jungle, to mountain heath, alpine and finally apex or arctic. But the challenge comes when client select this option will be required to pay the double fees which might be expensive compared to the normal 6 days Marangu package, where you descend via Marangu route.

It is the oldest and the most well-established route on the Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes though for this option you will experience overnighting in huts for 4 days and 1 day in camp(tents).
Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls, basic washrooms and toilets. The short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. The main itinerary difference between the Marangu 5-days and 6-days Marangu route is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo on day three.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi/ Arusha
Day 1: Moshi/ Arusha - Marangu gate – Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara hut – Horombo Hut
Day 3: Horombo Hut – Mawenzi - Back to Horombo Hut (full day Acclimatization Day)
Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak (summit point) -Mweka camp
Day 6: Mweka camp – Mweka gate - Back to Moshi/Arusha 

What’s included

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Porters
  • Cook
  • Accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking Water
  • Flights
  • Crew Tips
  • Visas

Itinerary

DAY 1 MANDARA
MARANGU-MANDARA (6 Days Marangu Route–Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Safaris)

 

You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, with your team of guides and porters you will then proceed to check in the park at the gate. You will get in the rain forest which is the first zone of the mountain. Whilst in the forest you could see bright coloured birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. You will continue ascending in this 4-5 hours through the areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.

  • Altitude: 1,700 m to 2,740 m
  • Distance covered: 7km
  • Time to be used: 4-5 hours
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mandara Hut