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Full Package Kilimanjaro Marangu 5 Days - Youth Adventures
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Full Package Kilimanjaro Marangu 5 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro
Youth Adventures / Full Package Kilimanjaro Marangu 5 Days

Full Package Kilimanjaro Marangu 5 Days

$1995

per person

Marangu route in 5 days, easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatization period.

This Marangu Route is also referred to as the “Tourist Route” or “Coca Cola Route” because it is the most popular among all the routes. And because the route is the only one offering sleeping huts with beverages like Coca Cola along the way, it is considered tourist friendly.

Marangu is the easiest of all the routes on Mount Kilimanjaro where the ascending is very much gradual and steady. This is a much less painful and challenging as compared to the other routes. But as per the stats, only about 35% of the people reach to the top, primarily because they are ill-prepared.

The trekking journey commences at the south-east area of the mountain near the Marangu Gate. It takes a minimum of five days to complete, however six days is recommended and is deemed more practical. There are living structures all along the way with a dining hall and bunk beds all equipped with mattresses and pillows which are known as sleeping huts. Descend will be down the same path which sometimes make the Marangu route seem overcrowded. It is cheaper to climb as well because of its small distance between gate and Moshi, thus making it a shorter route to cover.

  • Departure
    Moshi Town to Marangu Gate
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 1:00 PM in the last day.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, cold weather jacket, gloves, pants, spare clothing.
  • Include
    Emergency oxygen
    Airport Transfers
    Hotel Accommodations According to the Itinerary
    All Park Fees
    Helicopter Rescue Fees
    18% VAT on Tour Fees & Services
    Camping Facilities
    Transfers to and from the park for Kilimanjaro climbers
    Crew salaries
    Sleeping tents
    Professional Guide
    Sleeping Mat
    Meals according to the Itinerary
  • Not Included
    Bicycle Helmets
    All bicycle transfers
    Snacks and fruits at water points for Cycling tours
    Accommodation as indicated on the Cycling tour itinerary
    TREK Mountain Hardtail 4300 & Merida Matts 20-D Hardtail Mountain Bikes
    Cycling Tour Support Vehicle(s)
    Village entry fees (for the day trips)
    Any services not mentioned above
    Safari Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
    Overnight stays in safari tents
    Professional Safari Cook
    Camping safari according to the itinerary
    Flights
    Other Optional Activities
    Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
    All Mentioned Safari Activities
    Bottled Mineral water
    Transportation in 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography
    Climbing gears
    Meals not listed
    Visa Fees
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tips and gratuities
    Personal trekking equipment
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Arrive In Tanzania

On your arrival at the airport you will meet up with the company representative and after greetings transfer to moshi at your hotel. You will receive a short brief about the trekking from your guide and afterwards dinner will be awaiting you and some rest awaiting for the next day to start your hike.
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Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb.Through the rain-forest, you walk to the Mandara escarpment. If you want a better view of the surrounding including regions of Kenya and Tanzania, you should consider taking a side trip to Maundi Crater. In the rain-forest, you can spot towering Eucalyptus trees, varied bird-life, and numerous Colobus monkeys.
  • Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi,
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours,
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Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.
  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: BLD
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Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

As we ascend further, we pass the last watering spot and walk into the saddle of Kilimanjaro which is in between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The rich vegetation starts once you advance into the upper heath land, but then gradually diminishes. Dinner will be arranged at the hut and you’ll relax and prepare for the next summit day.
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
  • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
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Day 4: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

The trekking will resume between midnight to 2 am and we’ll head towards the summit to the Gilman’s Point which is at the crater rim through a route filled with heavy scree and snow. Following that, we’ll ascend to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. You’ll be gifted with unbelievable.Once at the summit, you can take pictures which you will act as souvenirs for your friends and family back home. After spending some time up there, you’ll be descending down to the Horombo escarpment. Lunch on route The climb will begin in way before sunrise in the darkness, thus you’ll be requiring headlamps and flashlights. Until you start descending, it’s going to be extremely cold and you’ll need warm layer of clothes. This will be by far the most demanding part of the trekking journey and a strong will power and an optimistic attitude is required to complete it!
  • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Down to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
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Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m) And Drive to Moshi

Following breakfast, you’ll be descending down to the Mandara Hut through a moorland trail. Then through a lush forest path, you’ll be further descending to Marangu to the National Park gate. The lower elevations will most likely be muddy and wet where gaiters and trekking poles will come in handy. Shorts and t-shirts are more than enough to wear, however do pack rain gears and warm clothes. Youth Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: B

Number of People Price in USD
1  1,995
2  1,750
3  1,730
4  1,700
5  1,680
6  1,660
7  1,640
8  1,620
9  1,600
10  1,580
 

Marangu is the classic and oldest route up Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also the only route where hikers overnight in rustic huts and not in tents, so a good choice in the wet season.

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