The Marangu route is used by almost 50% of all climbers and has comfortable mountain huts with solar power lighting. Although the trail is crowded, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climate zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trek. The real highlight is the walk from Gillman’s point along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The views on a clear morning are absolutely magnificent – The Rift Valley, Mt. Meru, and the Masai Steppes stand out from the plains almost three vertical miles below as the sun rises behind Mawenzi. We also add an extra day to the standard five day itinerary to ensure maximum acclimatisation and give ourselves the best possible chance of enjoying the magnificent scenery. National Park statistics indicate that the chance of reaching the summit increases by at least 20% if an extra day is spent acclimatising. The extra day is used to make an interesting excursion towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi.
DAY 1: Marangu gate / Mandara hut.
After breakfast drive to Marangu gate with your picnic lunch box .this is a place you star your ascend to the first hut ,Mandara hut (alt 2700m) where you will have dinner and overnight .the walk take 3to 4 hours through the rain forest
DAY 2: Horombo / Horombo hut.
After breakfast ascend to Horombo hut. The walk takes 5 to 6 hours on the moorland where by will have the best time to enjoy the best scenery of the Mountain. You will be able also to view both peaks (Kibo and Mawenzi) .Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut (alt. 3720m).
DAY 3 Horombo/Horombo
This is special day for acclimatization to Mawenzi and resting day. Dinner and over night at Horombo.
DAY 4: Kibo / Kibo hut.
After breakfast start the ascend to kibo hut (alt.4750m) the walk takes 5-6 hours Completing the moorland them to the alpine desert.
CONT: Till Kibo where you will have to get prepared for summit ascend at the time around the mid night.
DAY 5: Summit midnight / Horombo hut.
At the time around midnight start the hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro ,which takes 7 to8 hours to reach the summit (Uhuru peak 5895m) after short celebration descend to Kibo hut for short rest thereafter proceed to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: Marangu gate / Moshi.
After breakfast descends direct to the park gate where you will catch a waiting car ready for drive back to the hotel in Moshi. Lunch will be prepared at Mandara hut.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Includes:
2 Nights accommodation in Moshi
Private professional mountain guides
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.