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Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route | 8 Days

The Marangu route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Also known as the “Coca Cola route” – the Marangu route is one of the most popular routes leading to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Many hikers believe that the Marangu route is the easiest route to Uhuru peak, since it is the only route which can be hiked in 6 days (making it the cheapest option). It is also the only route offering accommodation on the mountain in a huts.

Destinations : Arusha | Moshi | Mount Kilimanjaro

  • DAY 1

    ARRIVE IN TANZANIA

    You will be picked up by the staff of Expect In Africa Safari from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha. Participants will be given a short briefing for the climb the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.

    Meal(s): Dinner | Breakfast

    Accommodation: Gran Melia Arusha { Luxury} or Arumeru River Lodge {Mid Range}

  • DAY 2

    ARUSHA TO MARANGU GATE-1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

    We depart Arusha and ride to the Marangu Gate to complete the necessary registration formalities. The climb begins from Marangu Gate (6,000 ft). The trail then begins to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the blue monkey. The forest begins to thin out as we approach the first camp—Mandara Hut (8,800 ft).

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch Box | Dinner

    Accommodation: Mandara Hut

  • DAY 3

    MANDARA HUT- (2700m) -HOROMBO HUT- (3700m)

    The morning walk is a steady ascent up through the moorland region. At this point—weather permitting—we may get to see Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. These are two of the three volcanos that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro. We camp at Horombo Hut (12,200 ft) for the night. 6-8 hours · 5.7 miles · elevation: +3,400 ft.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch Box | Dinner

    Accommodation: Horombo Hut

  • DAY 4

    ACCLIMATIZATION -Walk to Zebra Rocks (4020m) Then Back to Horombo Hut (3700m)

    Today is a meant for acclimatization. We will take a short day hike to the Mawenzi Ridge (14,400 ft). From there you will have unobstructed views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments in the area we will descend back down to Horombo Hut. Time 3-4 hours · 3.1 miles · elevation: +2,200 ft.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Hot Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Horombo Hut

  • DAY 5

    HOROMBO HUT- 3700m - KIBO HUT -4700m

    We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. Time 5-6 hours · 5.5 miles · elevation: +1,200 ft

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch Box | Dinner

    Accommodation: Kibo Hut

  • DAY 6

    KIBO HUT - 4700m to UHURU PEAK -5895m-HOROMBO HUT -3700m

    We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by headlamp around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). Time 11-15 hours · 12.3 miles · elevation: +3,945 ft. gain · -7,145 ft. loss

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch Box | Dinner

    Accommodation: Kibo Hut

  • DAY 7

    HOROMBO HUT -3,690 M/12,100 Ft to MARANGU / ARUSHA

    A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then continue descending through the lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu (6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to your hotel in Arusha

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Hot Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Gran Melia Arusha { Luxury} or Arumeru River Lodge {Mid Range}

  • DAY 8

    FLY BACK HOME

    After breakfast, we can arrange for a private transfer or taxi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Drive time : 1 hour

    Meal(s): Breakfast

    Accommodation: -

Whats included in this tour
  • Park fees
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Drinking water on all days
  • All Taxes/VAT
Whats not included in this tour
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag
Tour Code Tour Name Arrival - Departure Tour Status Price (PP) Inquiry
KILI-MAR | 01 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
03/01/2020 - 10/01/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$1520/pp
KILI-MAR | 02 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
17/01/2020 - 24/01/2020
12 Seat(s) left
$1520/pp
KILI-MAR | 03 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
07/02/2020 - 14/02/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$1520/pp
KILI-MAR | 04 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
21/02/2020 - 28/02/2020
8 Seat(s) left
$1650/pp
KILI-MAR | 05 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
05/06/2020 - 12/06/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$1560/pp
KILI-MAR | 06 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
19/06/2020 - 26/06/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$1580/pp
KILI-MAR | 07 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
03/07/2020 - 10/07/2020
10 Seat(s) left
$1580/pp
KILI-MAR | 08 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
17/07/2020 - 24/07/2020
8 Seat(s) left
$1580/pp
KILI-MAR | 09 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
07/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
10 Seat(s) left
$1640/pp
KILI-MAR | 11 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
21/08/2020 - 28/08/2020
7 Seat(s) left
$1650/pp
KILI-MAR | 12 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
04/09/2020 - 11/09/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$1640/pp
KILI-MAR | 13 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
18/09/2020 - 25/09/2020
7 Seat(s) left
$1640/pp
KILI-MAR | 14 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
02/10/2020 - 09/10/2020
9 Seat(s) left
$1650/pp
KILI-MAR | 15 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
16/10/2020 - 23/10/2020
8 Seat(s) left
$1660/pp
KILI-MAR | 16 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
06/11/2020 - 13/11/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$1640/pp
KILI-MAR | 17 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
20/11/2020 - 27/11/2020
7 Seat(s) left
$1660/pp
KILI-MAR | 18 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
12/12/2020 - 19/12/2020
10 Seat(s) left
$1660/pp
KILI-MAR | 19 /2020
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
26/12/2020 - 02/01/2021
10 Seat(s) left
$1680/pp