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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Marangu Route

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Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well-established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, due to its more gradual slope. It is also the only route that offers sleeping huts with dormitory-style accommodation. There are 60 bunk beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Book your Kilimanjaro trek with best Kilimanjaro local guide

Kilimanjaro Tour Guide - Peter K.
Peter K.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At the Hotel or Airport

- Meeting Point at Moshi city center hotel, we do free pick up/off from any Hotel around Moshi city center. From Kilimanjaro International Airport it will be an additional $50usd per group of 4 people, From Arusha is $100usd for a group of 4 people.

09:00 AM

Day 1 :Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest 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 rainforest, 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

08:00 AM

Day 2 :Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rainforest 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 effects of the altitude.

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft

Distance: 12km/7.5mi

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Heathland

08:00 AM

Day 3 :Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

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 heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest and prepare for the summit climb.

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft

Distance: 9km/5.5mi

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

08:00 AM

Day 4 :Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires 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 with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

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

08:00 AM

Day 5 :Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

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 meet 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

02:30 PM

Finish point

Arrival at the finish point of Marangu Gate then continue to have lunch on the way back to your hotel Moshi.

07:00 PM

Ending Point

We will drop you at the aipport depend on your flight time.

Ending Point

At the Hotel or Airport

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel

Professional, experienced, and friendly mountain guides

Medical evacuation with Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue> Flying Doctors.

2 nights and accommodations-one before and after the trek in good hotels.

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Pulse-oximeter – To measure the oxygen level, for each climber daily

Portable Emergency Oxygen tanks

Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Crisis management and safety procedures

Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

Arrival and Departure transfers

All Government Tax and Park Entrance Fees

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

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What‘s not included

Tips for guides, cook, and porters

Track your trek by satellite device services

Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

Tips and gratuities

Travel insurance

Tanzania Visa on arrival

Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

Tour Important Information

Best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro:

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The fact is most of the month have few rainy days makes it possible for climb in relatively good condition all year-round.

During the rain period of March and May, cloud tends to pile up and over the summit, dropping snow on top and at the base. Visibility can be limited by cloud cover even when no rainfalls. The temperature at this time of the year is relatively warm.

The dry season beginning in the rate June and through July can be very cold at night but usually is clear of cloud.

August and September are also cool and can have completely clear days, but usually, a dripping cloud belt girdles the mountain above the forest moorland. The summit can be totally clear.

The shorter rainy period of October to December often has thunderstorms that pass over the mountain, dropping rains as they go. Typical the cloud disappear in the evening leaving the nights and morning very clear with excellent visibility.

January and February are usually dry, warm and clear with brief rain showers which make good climbing condition.

Even thought one can climb thought out the year, January, February and September are the best month with July, August, November and December are also good.

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Kilimanjaro Tour Reviews

Christina  H.

Christina H.

5 / 5
Oct 13, 2022

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My first day in Moshi and I was looking for a tour of the city. I found Peter online, and booked on a whim. I’m SO glad I did! It was like walking around town with a friend. He showed me everything I wanted to see and beyond. He met me at my hotel, and dropped me off there at the end. I felt safe with him, and like I was among friends in the beautiful Moshi city. Two highlights were the old railway station and Blue Zebra! If you are looking for a tour, definitely take a chance a go with Peter! Also, he’s a Kilimanjaro guide and it was fun to talk to him ahead of time about my big climb!

Christina  H.

Dear Christina, Thanks very much for sharing your experience with Tanzania Local Tour Guide with other travelers. Thank you so much for the right choice you’ve made to select and support our truly local tour Guide in Tanzania as the best tour operator of your lifetime experience adventure in our beautiful country Tanzania, the land of Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti. Was a great moment we had together in my town, Moshi the gateway to our majestic Mt Kilimanjaro. Walking and staying around Moshi town before conquering Mt Kilimanjaro was the best choice. We hope one day you will come back, to visit other attractions available in our lovely country Tanzania. Our guides are excellent knowledge and experience in Kilimanjaro climbing, wildlife animals’ flora, and fauna, not only but also, we are very skillful in geography, history, and culture. We request you recommend our service to your co-workers and friends, Welcome back to Tanzania, we would be so happy to see you again. Your traveling to our country makes our life one more step forward. Many Thanks, Peter.

$2,145/ per group

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