Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route

Description

This seven-day adventure takes you to Uhuru Peak at the summit of Kilimanjaro. Along the way you'll see unforgettable sights, from valleys filled with giant lobelia to strange, moon-like desert landscapes, and have the thrill of standing at the highest point in the whole of Africa.

Day 1
Arusha to Moshi

Your tour begins today as you're met in Arusha town or at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to the town of Moshi, known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 2
Mandara Hut

After breakfast and a short tour briefing, you'll head to the Marangu Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park and begin your climb with a four-hour walk through thick rainforest to the Mandara encampment, where you'll spend the night.

Day 3
Horombo Hut

Today you will continue your ascent through the forest to the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk), from where you can enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks. You'll spend the night at Horombo Hut, in a picturesque valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel.

Day 4
Kibo Hut

Today you'll continue past the final watering point and onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. At approximately 4,000m you'll notice the vegetation thinning out, as you enter a desert-like zone often described as looking like a lunar landscape. Soon Kibo peak will come into view. You'll spend the night at Kibo Hut, a comfortable stone building.

Day 5
Horombo Hut

Today's climb begins shortly after midnight, both because it's easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman's Point while it is frozen and in the hope of completing the six-hour trek to the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5,895m. After time at the summit to rest and take in the views, you'll begin the journey downhill to Horombo Hut, where you will spend your last night on the mountain.

Day 6
Moshi

Today you'll continue your descent past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where you'll receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement before transferring to a base hotel in Moshi for dinner and your overnight stay

Day 7
Depart Arusha

After breakfast, you'll be transferred back to Arusha town, where your adventure comes to an end.

Tour details 7 days

Standard fr £1611pp
Valid between: 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Tour Highlights

  • Arusha
  • Moshi
  • Mandara Hut
  • Horombo Hut
  • Kibo Hut

Included:

  • Return transfers from JRO or Arusha town
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Mountain Guide, porters
  • Climbing accommdation in simple Huts
  • Full Board while on the climb
  • 2 nights accommodation in Moshi on Half Board

Not included:

  • International Flights & visas
  • Specialist mountain clothing & sleeping bags

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