Full Package Kilimanjaro Marangu 6 Days
The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers.
• Suitable for: Moderate fitness with previous trekking experience ideal
• Pros: One of the shorter routes, this may be an option for those on a tight time frame and/or budget. With accommodation in huts it can also be a good option during rainy season.
• Cons: Trek goes ascends and descends via the same path and approaches the summit from the steeper route via
The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier. This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatization period, so we recommending to taking Marangu route 6 days trek.
The Marangu route does however offer you the many option of spending acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends Marangu route 6 days trek is greatly increasing your chances of success. However, the success rate with the Marangu route is much lower compared with other Kilimanjaro route.
Shared hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes. It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. The main itinerary difference between the Marangu 5 day and 6 day routes is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Kibo Hut are always recommend to have at least 1 day in town before starting your trek.
This route and it is a great choice for those coming during rainy season (March through June -because let’s face it, camping is no fun in the rain!). Taking this route over 6 days will greatly help you with an extra day of acclimatization.
This route has wonderful views and opportunities of both peaks of Kilimanjaro (Kibo and Mawenzi). It is worthwhile noting that it is the only route of Kilimanjaro where you ascend and descend using the same route.
DepartureMoshi Town to Marangu Gate
Departure TimePlease be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 1:00 PM in the last day.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, cold weather jacket, gloves, pants, spare clothing.
IncludeEmergency oxygenAirport TransfersHotel Accommodations According to the ItineraryAll Park FeesHelicopter Rescue Fees18% VAT on Tour Fees & ServicesCamping FacilitiesTransfers to and from the park for Kilimanjaro climbersCrew salariesSleeping tentsProfessional GuideSleeping MatMeals according to the Itinerary
Not IncludedBicycle HelmetsAll bicycle transfersSnacks and fruits at water points for Cycling toursAccommodation as indicated on the Cycling tour itineraryTREK Mountain Hardtail 4300 & Merida Matts 20-D Hardtail Mountain BikesCycling Tour Support Vehicle(s)Village entry fees (for the day trips)Any services not mentioned aboveSafari Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)Overnight stays in safari tentsProfessional Safari CookCamping safari according to the itineraryFlightsOther Optional ActivitiesAlcoholic and Soft DrinksAll Mentioned Safari ActivitiesBottled Mineral waterTransportation in 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photographyClimbing gearsMeals not listedVisa FeesPersonal expensesTravel insuranceTips and gratuitiesPersonal trekking equipment
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
Day 3: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization Day
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)
Day 5: Summit Attempt - Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
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