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The best 5-day Kilimanjaro bike Marangu route in 2024

The Best 5-day Kilimanjaro bike Marangu route Detailed Overviw itinerary

Explore the amazing Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, is

crowned by the awe-inspiring Uhuru Point, which soars majestically to 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) on this 5-

day Kilimanjaro bike Marangu route.

This iconic mountain beckons adventurers with its grandeur, promising an unforgettable journey and breathtaking views from its summit.

The 5 days Kilimanjaro bike tour is a thrilling adventure that offers cyclists the opportunity to explore the

stunning landscapes and diverse cultures surrounding Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

These multi-day tours combine challenging cycling routes with breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion in

local villages, and the support of experienced guides and safety equipment.

Kilimanjaro Biking Marangu Route

5-day Kilimanjaro bike Marangu route Inclusive

  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • All Tax
  • During the climb you will sleep in Huts
  • Rescue fees
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Bike and Entry Park Fees
  • Crew Wages

5-day Kilimanjaro bike Marangu route Exclusive

  • Both National and International flights
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Laundry Services
  • Medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • visa

Tour Plan

Day 01: Moshi – Marangu Gate – Kilema Gate – Horombo Hut

You will be picked up from the hotel at 8:30 am. This morning we drove through the Kilimanjaro semi-tropical foothills to Marangu gate, spent some minutes for registrations and got the permit, and then drove to Kilema gate and entered Kilimanjaro National Park and started the ride up to Horombo Hut. Today is 100% cycling by bike. The cycling distance is 19 kilometers, and the vegetation is forest and moorland. Accommodation: Meal: lunch and dinner Overnight stay at Horombo Huts

Day 02:Full Day Horombo Acclimatization (Horombo Hut – Mawenzi Hut -Horombo)

After breakfast, you start your cycling, riding through the Alpine desert; in some areas, you will be riding on small stones up to Mawenzi Hut and back to Horombo Hut. Today, 90% of cyclists ride on “Alpine desert vegetation,” covering a 10-kilometer cycling distance.Distance Covered: 5.7 miles Time to be used: 6–7 hoursMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: Horombo Hut

You have more time to explore Viet Hai fishing village, Da Chong Islet, Cat Ba National Park – Trung Trang Cave, Cua Van area, Ba Trai Dao Beach, Tra Bau area, Van Boi Beach, Ba Ham Lake, and Bright & Dark Cave. Take it easy to directly work with the tour agent on the detail

Day 03:Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

Get up early and double-check that your duffel bags are packed and ready to go. After breakfast, meet your guide, and we head back up to Kibo hut.

Again, the first 3 km would require you to push and carry your bike a lot, with the final 7 km to Kibo hut offering a good biking trail. We will enjoy lunch and then aim to rest. At around 16h00, depending on how you feel, it is possible to hike partially up the summit path to orient yourself for the summit attempt later that night. Situated in the barren Alpine desert is Kibo hut, a stone-built block house that has bunk beds for 60 climbers but no streams with water nearby. There are platform toilets behind the hut.

The summit (Uhuru Peak) is now a further 1195 meters up, and you will make your final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, thermal clothing, etc. for your summit bid. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries, and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing, it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed around 19 h and try to sleep and rest as much as possible until 22 h.Accommodation:Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight stay Kibo Hut

Day 04:Kibo Hut – Summit then Horombo Hut

At 4 am, you will be awakened by your guides to start the zigzag trek up the long screen slope. After roughly two hours, you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave, and from here, the gradient gets steeper. Continue your climb for approximately another three hours to Gilman’s Point.

You will take your bike from Porters and start riding to Uhuru Peak, arriving at Uhuru Peak, spending a few minutes or taking photos, and then riding down to Stella Point. Today we cycled from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo, where 15% to 20% of the vegetation is alpine desert vegetation (Icecap), and from Kibo to Horombo, where 100% of the vegetation is alpine desert vegetation (Icecap).AccommodationMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight stayHorombo Hut

Day 05:Horombo Hut – Kilema Gate – Marangu Gate to Moshi

After breakfast, make your final ride down to Kilema gate across the alpine and the rainforest, and then you will be transferred to Marangu gate for check-out and then to the hotel in Moshi. Accommodation: Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

The best 5-day Kilimanjaro bike Marangu route in 2024
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