6 days climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu Route is awesome! Marangu route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. It is the most popular way up Mountain Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory and simple dining rooms.
Itinerary: 6 Days & 5 Nights
Day 01: Arrival
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB
Day 02: Hotel – Marangu Gate
Breakfast, drive from your hotel to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara hut.
Day 03: Marangu Gate – Horombo Hut
Breakfast; ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Horombo hut.
Day 04: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Kibo hut.
Day 05: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo hut.
Day 06: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate
Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to our hotel in Arusha for b/breakfast.
NOTE: Extra day always spent at Horombo hut is charged per day per person.
- National Park entry fees, hut fees, rescue fees
- English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
- Full board camping accommodation during the climb
- Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
- Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha
- Other drinks
- Meals and accommodation in Arusha – We can arrange this one too.
- Sleeping bag
- Personal expenses and tips