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The best Ultimate Trekking Kilimanjaro in 5 days Marangu route

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The best Kilimanjaro Trekking in 5 days Marangu route with the Best Price 1250$ per Person

5 Day Marangu Route Trekking Kilimanjaro
5-Day Marangu Route Trekking up Kilimanjaro, a journey that seamlessly blends exhilaration and natural splendor. As you ascend the iconic peak, you’ll experience the thrill of conquering one of Africa’s tallest mountains while immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes that surround you. Our carefully crafted itinerary ensures a perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment, allowing you to savor the beauty of Kilimanjaro’s diverse ecosystems. From the lush rainforests at the base to the surreal lunar-like landscapes at higher altitudes, each day brings new vistas and triumphs. Our expert guides, well-versed in the Marangu Route intricacies, accompany you every step of the way, providing insightful commentary and ensuring your safety. With comfortable accommodations and well-planned rest stops, this climb caters to both the adventure seeker and the nature enthusiast. Join us for an unforgettable 5-day journey on the Marangu Route, where every step brings you closer to the summit and an experience that will linger in your heart forever. Elevate your senses and conquer Kilimanjaro in style!

The Marangu Route, also known as the Coca-Cola Route, is the oldest and most established route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the only route that offers sleeping huts along the way, making it a popular choice for climbers who prefer more comfort. The Marangu Route is also known as the easiest and most direct route to the summit, with a success rate of around 80%.

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Highlights of 5 Days Marangu route Climb Kilimanjaro
Day-wise Itinerary:
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Marangu Gate (1,830m) to Mandara Hut (2,700m).

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720m).

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4,703m).

Day 4: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Horombo Hut.

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Kilimanjaro International Airport.


Day 0: Pre-trek Briefing

If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

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Day 1: Hotel to Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

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

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

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

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

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

Day 4: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

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 / 6-8 hours down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Moshi

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

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


All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Sleeping Mattress

Emergency Oxygen Cylinder

All meals while on the Mountain

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Kilimanjaro summit certificate


Tanzania Visa

International and domestic flights

Hotel (available as an optional addon)

Transfers (available as an optional addon)

Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

Tips and gratuities

Travel insurance

Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed in the itinerary

Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

The best Ultimate Trekking Kilimanjaro in 5 days Marangu route
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