5 Days Marangu Route Mount Climbing Package

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Overview

At 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; it is one of the Seven Summits. The snow-capped peak of Africa is a dormant volcano and can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania.

DestinationResidents Rate (P.Ps)Non Residents Rate (P.Ps)
Mt KilimanjaroKsh. 129,500/-$1800/-

Included/Exclude

  • Transport
  • Park fee
  • Meals on the mountain
  • Accommodation at hotel
  • Return Flights to Kilimanjaro
  • Transfers from Kilimanjaro
  • Equipment
  • Medical cove

Tour Itinerary

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and
commence the climb. Walk through the rain-forest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi
Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rain-forest,
look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the
peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heath-land but then disappears into
“moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Distance: 9km/5.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy
scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak,
which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken
at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at
Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue
descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be
wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear
(keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A 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: Breakfast

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