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6 Days/ 5 Nights
Availability : All Year Around
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 12

The Marangu trail is the route most taken by the tourists, being the easiest way up the mountain. Starting from the Marangu park entry gate at 1800 metres, it is a fairly easy three to four-hour walk through the thick rainforest. The route climbs steeply through giant heath of Mawenzi and finally to the Horombo camp (3720 metres). If possible you can spend two nights at Horombo Hut which can make the trek to 6 days otherwise you can continue to Kibo Hut where you can have the pre-summit rest and sleep.

Around 1 am you will have to start out for the summit so that you can approach the peak before sunrise. The mist and cloud close in and obscures the view around 8 am and sometimes earlier. Expect to take five to six hours from Kibo Hut to Gilman’s point and a further one to two hours from there to Uhuru Peak. On the same day, you will descend from the summit to Horombo Hut and spend the night there.


Tour Highlights:

 

❖ Tour starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

❖ Tour Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

❖ 6 Days guided up to Mt. Kilimanjaro via Marangu route with Guides, Cooks and Porters.

❖ Transport includes between destination and to/from included activities.

❖ 2 Nights Accommodation before and after Kilimanjaro climb in Moshi

❖ 3 meals per day during mountain climbing.

❖ Perfect for small groups, couples and family

❖ Physical rating – Challenging

❖ Age requirement – 12+

❖ Service Level – Standard

❖ Travel Style – Active

 

Tour Itinerary


Arrival Day

Once arrived at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver-guide will pick you up from the airport arrival gate and then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. Once in the Hotel, our Kilimanjaro mountain guide will meet and pre-briefing you about your upcoming trek adventure as well as check if you have all the necessary mountain gears, unless you do not have some of the equipment then you can rent before starting the trek.

 

Day 1

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

 

After breakfast in the hotel, our driver will be there to drive you to Marangu gate which is the starting point for climbing Kilimanjaro via Marangu route, then you will walk through rainforest glades and later arrive in Mandara Hut around 3 pm where you will rest and later get ready for dinner.

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

 

Day 2

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

 

Today after your breakfast we will continue with the hike through the rainforest glades toward Horombo Hut and we will cross through heathland and moorland while enjoying the view of Mawenzi. Later we will arrive at the camp around 3 pm if weather permits.

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Heat

 

Day 3 

Rest Day at Horombo Hut – Acclimatization Day

On this day you will have a rest day or opt to trek to Zebra Rock which is around 4100m to 4200m and then back to Horombo Hut for the overnight. This day of acclimatization helps prepare your body to acclimate for high altitude day especially the summit day.

 

Day 4

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Today you will have early breakfast before start trek towards dwindling heathland to a moonscape and then to the saddle which connects Mawenzi and Kibo after a short time, we will arrive at Kibo where you will rest and get ready for the dinner.

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

 

Day 5

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

 

Slowly, slowly which means “pole pole” in Swahili is our slogan for summit Kilimanjaro. Today you will wake up in the midnight prepare for the summit. You will have to put on all your layers since it is going to be very cold during the summit. We will leave Kibo Hut around 1 am and heading to Uhuru peak before passing Gilman’s point where it will take you again 2 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, The highest point on Africa, once at Uhuru peak you will be amazed by the breathtaking views and incredible sunrise if the weather permits then later you will descend down after having a short time at the peak and reach Kibo Hut where we will collect our belongings and walk through the saddle and then down to Horombo Hut where we will get our lunch and then rest.

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

 

Day 6

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

 

After breakfast in the morning then we will descend down to Mandara huts where you will have your lunch then you will continue to descend to the gate and once arrived you will be presented with the certificates and say goodbye to the porters and guides then your driver will be there to drive you back to the hotel in Moshi or to the airport ready for your flight back home.

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
Distance: 20 km/12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

 

END OF TOUR

 


Tour Includes:

✔ Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

✔ Accommodation in Moshi, before and after trekking Kilimanjaro

✔ Kilimanjaro park fees, Rescue fees, camping/hut fees

✔ Government Tax, 18% VAT on Tours Fees

✔ Hot water for washing

✔ Local and Friendly Certified English-speaking mountain guides

✔ Porters to carry luggage from one camp to another with a maximum weight of 20kg

✔ 3 hot meals per day during a trekking

✔ Transport to/from the hotel to the Gate

✔ Double layered Sleeping Mats

✔ 4 Season Mountain Tents

✔ Emergency First Aid Kit

✔ Treated & filtered drinking water during your trek except on the first day which we provide mineral water

✔ Guide, assistant guides, cook and porters Fair wages as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

 

 

Tour Excludes:

✘ Travel Insurance

✘ A portable flush toilet can be hired at an extra cost $70 for the whole trek

✘ Meals outside the regular tour itinerary (Lunch and dinner at your Hotel in Moshi)

✘ International visa for Tanzania

✘ International Airfares and Airport taxes

✘ Tips for guides and porters and cook

Tipping guide per group per day, not per climber. 

Guides: US$20 per day

Cook: US$15 per day

Porter: US$10 per day

 

 

 

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE TREK MOUNT KILIMANJARO

 


Kilimanjaro Safety:

It’s not surprising that trekking on this mountain is high on many travellers’ priority list. However, because Mt Kilimanjaro is so easy to reach, and because is not technically difficult, this can create its own set of problems…


Kilimanjaro Trekking Cost:

At Shizi Safaris, we do have a range of trips to Mount Kilimanjaro, all of which include a guide/cook and porters fees, all meals 3 times per day, park entry fees, camping fees, government tax, rescue fees and transport to and from the Kilimanjaro gate to your Hotel accommodation in Moshi…


How is it Like to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro:

You will begin the hiking by walking in the Forest Zone. This is kind of the base of the mountain, even though you will be already out around 6,000 feet. But it’s pretty cool up in the treetops…


Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes:

With a high success rate, incredible scenery and low traffic from trekkers, Lemosho route which approaches Kilimanjaro from the western side offers the best trek to the roof of Africa…


Kilimanjaro Clothing & Equipment:

The summits of Mt Kilimanjaro are covered in glaciers and snow, and the temperature at night often drops to below -10c so you are going to need a good sleeping bag…


Kilimanjaro FAQ:

All our guides are trained and approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (TANAPA) before awarded the certificate and License to carry out the service for mountain guiding…


Learn Useful Swahili Words:

Swahili language (correctly known as Kiswahili) is the official language and is taught in schools throughout Tanzania, but there are many other major tribal languages which include Chagga, Meru, Maasai, Sukuma, Hehe, Zaramo any many other minor tribal languages…


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