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Marangu 6 Days Package

Marangu 6 Days Package

Marangu 6 Days Package Itenary

Day 0: Pre-trek Briefing

Opting for the available airport transfers means we’ll pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.A pre-trek briefing will take place at your Moshi hotel. It is recommended to arrive at least one day before the trek begins. Today is dedicated to the pre-trek briefing, where we’ll also assess your equipment and provide any necessary rentals.

Day 1: Hotel to Mandara Hut

Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Following breakfast and the briefing, we drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (approximately 1 hour). Upon registration, the climb commences, leading through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side excursion to Maundi Crater offers panoramic views of Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, observe towering Eucalyptus trees, diverse birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Leaving the rainforest, an ascending path takes you through open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Enjoy amazing views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

Day 3: Rest Day at Horombo Hut

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 0km/0mi
Hiking Time: 0 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

A rest day at Horombo Hut with an optional hike near Mawenzi Peak.

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

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

Ascending, we pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation transitions to upper heathland but then disappears into a lunar-like “moonscape.” Dinner, rest, and prepare for the summit climb.

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

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

Commencing the climb very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), ascend to the summit on steep and scree-covered or snowy terrain up to Gilman’s Point on the crater rim. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, for breathtaking views. Descend, stopping for lunch and rest at Kibo before proceeding to the Horombo encampment.

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Moshi

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Distance: 20km/12.5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through a lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, expect wet and muddy conditions. Gaiters and trekking poles are recommended. A vehicle awaits at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (approximately 1 hour).

Included Services

  • All transportation to and from the mountain, ensuring a smooth journey back to your Moshi hotel.
  • Professional and seasoned mountain guides to lead your expedition.
  • Comprehensive coverage of guides, porters, and cook salaries, as well as park fees.
  • Sleeping mattresses for a comfortable rest during your trek.
  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder for added safety.
  • All meals provided while on the mountain, featuring generous portions of fresh, healthy, and nutritious food.
  • Clean and purified drinking water to keep you hydrated throughout your journey.
  • Inclusive conservation fees, camping or hut fees, and rescue fees, all incorporated within the park fees.
  • VAT (18% government charge) is covered in the package.
  • A Kilimanjaro summit certificate to commemorate your remarkable achievement.

Excluded Services

  • Tanzania Visa
  • International and domestic flights
  • Hotel accommodations (optional addon)
  • Transfers (optional addon)
  • Rental of personal trekking equipment, including sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothing, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Liquors, beers, and bottled beverages
  • Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)
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