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Kilimanjaro Climb: Marangu Route 8 Day

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,485

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$ 2,485

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Day 1

Moshi

You will arrive at your hotel in Moshi, located on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Excess clothing or baggage can be stored at the hotel. You must remember to pack your bag carefully for the climb, as there is a strict weight limit of 12 kg.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Keys Hotel

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    Keys Hotel


    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities ...

    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, room service, full laundry services, swimming and car parking.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Mandara Hut

After an early breakfast, you will have a climb briefing with a senior guide, after which you will transfer to the National Marangu Gate (1843 m) for registration and to meet you guide and porters. Once the formalities have been completed, you will begin your climb to Mandara Hut through superb rainforest, taking approximately 4 hours to hike from the park gate.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Horombo Hut

Today, you will start to feel the effects of the higher altitude as you continue your climb to Horombo Hut thus, you are advised to tread slowly and enjoy the panoramic views. After approximately six hours of hiking, you will reach an elevation of 3700 m.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Acclimatization Day

Today, you will have an extra day to adjust to the altitude before continuing with your climb.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Kibo Hut

Climb the last water point and trek across the lunar-like landscape of the "Saddle", the barren high altitude desert between the rounded peaks of Kibo Hut and Mawenzi. Your path traverses west before turning northwards towards a col between Middle Red Hill and the Triplets. Turn west for the final 3 m to Kibo Hut. Today's hiking will take approximately 6 hours.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Summit Day

In the final climb, the first section will be completed in the dark around midnight. You will begin with a 4 to 5 hour slow walk up an increasingly steep scree to Gillman's Point (5690 m). From here, there will be a 1 to 2 hour walk around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5896 m), and then a descent to Horombo Hut. Make sure to carry a flashlight, spare batteries, and lots of water to keep hydrated, as this day will be long and tiring. You will also want to cover your water bottle with a warm article of clothing, as it will probably freeze on your back, and keep your camera under your jacket as close to your body as possible, otherwise, the batteries may stop functioning. The climb will be between 7 and 8 hours long, while the descent will be 4-7 hours.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Moshi

You will descend to the park gate through the rainforest in 3-4 hours. You will then be transferred back to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Keys Hotel

More Info

  • starstarstar

    Keys Hotel


    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities ...

    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, room service, full laundry services, swimming and car parking.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

    More Details

Day 8

Departure

After having breakfast at the hotel, your tour will conclude.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

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.

TB WILDFROMOS15SA: KLIMAR6 2
1 Dec 2017
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