Mount Kilimanjaro climb through Marangu route is the most common and easiest trail to the summit. This route has a beautiful and unique scenery. This route offers 60 beds each at Mandara and Horombo huts which can accommodate 120 people. The huts are has comfortable bunk beds each with a sponge mattress and pillow. The huts on Mount Kilimanjaro along Marangu route are communal and are fitted with solar powered lights. The bathrooms of the huts lower down on the slopes feature running water.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Program
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro / Arusha
Arrive Kilimanjaro International airport met and transfer to the hotel in Moshi or Arusha for overnight. In this day you will be introduced to your mountain Kilimanjaro guide for a briefing about the trek. You will also use this time to organize for your climbing gears. Overnight at Panama Hotel Moshi.
Day 2: Moshi – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel, then transfer to Marangu gate (1860M) to start your Mountain Kilimanjaro Climb. Upon arrival at the Marangu gate complete the necessary paperwork before starting the hike. Trek through the dense rain forest with possibility to spot ther black and white colobus monkeys, as well as other wild animals. This trek takes you 4 hours to Marandara huts (2650m) where you will spend a night. While guided with your guide you may visit the Maundi Crater to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding low lands. Dinner and overnight Mandara Hunt.
Day 3: Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)
Today proceed with the Mountain Kilimanjaro Climb toward Horombo Hut. On the way you will reach the tree line passing into the heath and moor vegetation zone. Normally it takes climbers 4-6 hours to trek from Mandara to Horombo. The Horombo hut is located at the altitude of 3700m. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut. At this point you can observe both the Mawenzi and Kibo Peak.
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Zebra Rocks (4020m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)
Today we spend a acclimatizing which helps to improve the chances of successfully reaching the summit of Mountain Kilimanjaro.
Day 5: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)
Today the Mountain Kilimanjaro climb consist of 5 -6 hours trek which lead to Kibo Hut. The trekking trail passes through the last water point followed by Saddle which is the depression between Kibo and Mawenzi peak. Enjoy the early dinner and short rest up to mid night when you will be awaken to start the climb to Kibo Peak.
Day 6 Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)
The Mountain Kilimanjaro Climb to the peak start in the mid night today. Climb following zigzag way pass the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m and Gillman’s Point at 5681m. In the early morning you will reach the summit “Uhuru Peak” which is the highest point on the Continent. At this point you will experience the inspiring sense of achievement at having climbed to the “Roof of Africa”!
We retrace our steps following the same trail back down Kilimanjaro. The now-thawed lava ash makes for a speedy descent to Kibo Hut, where a warm meal and welcome from the mountain team awaits you. After a 1 – 2 hour break to regain strength we continue our Marangu hike to Horombo Hut (3700m), arriving in the afternoon. The evening meal is followed by a well-deserved early night!
Day 7 Horombo Hut (3700m) – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Moshi
The final stretch of this Mountain Kilimanjaro Hike passes through heath and moor terrain as we return to the Mandara Hut at 2700m. After a warm lunch at Mandara Hut we head back into the tropical rain forest reaching the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m) after 6 hours trekking today.
At the gate we say goodbye to our mountain Kilimanjaro guides and transfer back to the nearby Keys Hotel where we spent the first night of this hike up Mountain Kilimanjaro. Back at the hotel you can warm up with a shower or take a refreshing dip in the pool relaxing after your days on the mountain. The last evening is spent relaxing at the Keys Hotel in Moshi celebrating your great feat of successfully reaching the summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro!
Next day Transfer to the airport will be provided. If you are interested to continue with the wildlife safari arrangement will be made with extra charges
Mountain Kilimanjaro Climb Cost- Marangu Route:
Start from US $ 1500 per person sharing
Airport pick up and drop off services
BB accommodation in Moshi
Mountain Kilimanjaro Climb Fees
Full board accommodation during the climb
Service for porters and guide
Mountain Kilimanjaro Rescue fee
Airport departure tax
Any services of the personal nature