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5 days - Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing marangu route

Arusha, Tanzania

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  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion

Overview

Day 00: Arrival day:
Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met at the Airport and transferred to the hotel/Lodge in Arusha or Moshi for your overnight and briefing by our mountain guide. You can start your trek any day of the year!
 
Day 1: Arusha/Moshi to Marangu Gate to Mandara Huts
Elevation: (915 m/3,000 ft) to (1,830 m/6,000 ft) to (2,740 m/9,000 ft) 
Distance: 7 km 
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours 
Habitat: Montane Forest 
Meal Plan: Full Board
 Day 2: Mandara Huts to Horombo Huts
Elevation: (2,740 m/9,000 ft) to (3,690 m/12,100 ft) 
Distance: 11 km 
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours 
habitat: Heathland 
You may start to feel the effects of altitude here, and to aid your acclimatization, you can choose to spend an extra day resting at Horombo or climbing to a basecamp below Kibo’s sub peak Mawenzi.
Meal Plan: Full Board
 Day 3: Horombo Huts to Kibo Huts
Elevation: (3,690 m/12,100 ft) to (4,695 m/15,400 ft) 
Distance: 10 km 
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours 
Habitat: Alpine Desert 
Wake to breakfast as usual, but if you wake early you can get some great photos of the sunrise. The first part of the day’s hike climbs through the dwindling heathland that blends into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. When you stop for lunch, and later when you cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will be starting in just a few hours. Be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness. There is no running water at the Kibo Huts.
Meal Plan: Full Board
 Day 4: Summit Day! "Kibo Huts to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Huts
Elevation: (4,695 m/15,400 ft) to (5,895 m/19,340 ft) to (3,690 m/12,100 ft) 
Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down 
Hiking Time: 10-15 hours 
Habitat: Alpine Desert 
You do the beginning of this climb in the dark with headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far, the most difficult part of the trek. Slowly slowly, or, pole pole, and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 5: Horombo Huts to Marangu Gate then proceed to Moshi/Arusha
Elevation: (3,690 m/12,100 ft) to (1,830 m/6,000 ft) to (890 m/2,920 ft) 
Distance: 18 km 
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours 
Wake as usual, pack, and descend through the moorland to the Mandara Huts. Have lunch there then continue your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to the park gate, which you should reach around 2 or 3 PM. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. A vehicle will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi/Arusha, where it is definitely time for celebration!

Information

Includes:
  • 2 transfers from Arusha to the park gate -return
  • 3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
  • Accommodation in camps/huts while trekking
  • English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
  • Porters - a maximum of 3 per client
  • Mess Tent, tables, chairs,. Sleeping tents, Rescue fees
Excludes:
  • Two return transfers from airport/city to Arusha (On request, US$70 per vehicle – one way)
  • First and Last night accommodation at the hotel. (On request, US$ 40 per person per night Bed and Breakfast)
  • Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers. (On request, we can arrange for hire)
  • Emergency Oxygen, Ox meters, First Aid Kit with Diamox and other related medicines, - Walking Poles, (On request, we can arrange for hire)
  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Visa and Travel Insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew (highly recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Below is a list of mountain gears we can provide for hire:
  • Rucksack: US$ 10
  • Balaclava: US$ 7
  • Sleeping Bag: US$ 25
  • Sleeping mats: US$ 16
  • Battery: US$ 2
  • Socks: US$ 5
  • Duffel Bag: US$ 10
  • Hiking Stick: US$ 10
  • Gaiter: US$ 5
  • Headlamp style Flashlight: US$ 7
  • Gloves: US$ 5
  • Thick Sweater: US$ 4
  • Underwear Trouser: US$ 5
  • Rain Coat: US$ 6
  • Rain Trouser: US$ 6
  • Mountain Boots: US$ 15
  • Sunglasses are available for purchase in the gift shop for US$10
  • Optional Gears:
  • Oxygen Cylinder: US$ 70 per trip
  • Oxygen Chamber (Gamma bag): US$120 per trip
  • We can customise this itinerary to your exact requirements and you can add on a beach holiday in Zanzibar if you wish - just enquire.

Meeting Point

Arusha/Moshi Town
Return Details:
Arusha/Moshi Town
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