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Kilimanjaro Climb: Marangu Route 8 Day

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,511

Also known as the “Coca Cola” Route, Marangu is the easiest and busiest route on the mountain. Each route has its own degree of difficulty, but the view from the top is certainly worth it.


This is the most popular route to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain – the highest free standing mountain in the world. Scale almost 20,000 feet on this 7 or 8 day trek from Moshi.

Your route includes scenic detours past rainforest waterfalls and picturesque plant life before the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. Staying in dormitory style huts, this is a highly demanding climb. Be prepared for rapid changes in climate and other conditions as you ascend. Consider an extra night at Horombo Hut (3,700m altitude) to help you acclimatise.


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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,511

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Day 1

Arrive in Moshi

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet a Goway Travel representative, and transfer to your hotel. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

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    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel



    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Bicycles
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so it is recommended that you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats.

When you reach the camp, the mountain support crew will take care of the necessities, pitch the tents, and prepare lunch.

Throughout the entire Marangu route, you will be spending your nights in special huts. They offer a great alternative to those who do not want to sleep in tents.

Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) - Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi.

Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you.

Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:
Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) - Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1-2 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

After breakfast you will go on an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut and back. After lunch you have the opportunity to walk around the surrounding area, take pictures of Mawenzi Volcano or just sleep before the upcoming trekking to Kibo Hut.

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (4,500 m)
Hiking distance: 5-8 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which it is recommended that you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 4-8 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Trekking to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Hut

Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m).

Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) -- Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) - Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
Hiking distance: 16 km
Hiking time: 9-12 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which you will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park's exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, you will be presented with your commemorative certificates (in the office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Hiking distance: 18 km

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

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Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel



    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Bicycles
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 8

Departure

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation at base hotel including breakfast
  • Roundtrip transfers to the park gate
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents depending on the route
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD
  • Porters and guides on the mountain
  • Park and hut fees
  • Mountain Rescue Fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please ask us for information on packing, exercise and health matters.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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