6 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

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  • Date: 13 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2021
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Date

13 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2021

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All of the day

Cost

$1,850

6 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

JOINING GROUP - 6 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

ARRIVAL DATE: 12/2/2021

STARTING DATE: 13/2/2021

END DATE: 18/2/2021

ROUTE: 6-DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

PRICE PER PERSON: $1850

 

The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.

Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT.

Representative of Sirikwa Travel will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and escort you to tonight’s accommodations in Moshi. As local Tanzania’s our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave.

Overnight: Salinero Hotel

https://www.salsalinerohotel.com

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM THE HOTEL TO MARANGU GATE.
Elevation: 6,046 ft. to 8,858 ft.
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi to Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut where we will overnight there.

 

DAY 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT.
Elevation: 8,858 ft. to 12,205 ft.
Distance: 12km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Heath                 

We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks - two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro. In here, all of the crew will overnight at Horombo Hut.

 

DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT TO MAWENZI RIDGE.
Elevation: 12,205 ft. to 14,400 ft.
Distance: 5km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Heath
 
Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut
Elevation: 14,400 ft. to 12,205 ft.
Distance: 5km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
Habitat: Heath

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.

 

DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT.
Elevation: 12,205 ft. to 15,430 ft.
Distance; 10km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day early morning around midnight.

 

DAY 5: KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK
Elevation: 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: 19341 ft. to 12,250 ft.
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most

Mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft.), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

 

DAY 6: HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE.
Elevation: 12,205 ft. to 6,046 ft.
Distance: 20km/ 12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi. 

 

Overnight: Salinero Hotel

https://www.salsalinerohotel.com

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

 

DEPARTURE

You will be picked up from the hotel and be transferred to the airport to catch up your flight back home.

Note: On this day, you can opt to proceed with the Safari / to do a town tour in Moshi.

Tour Package Includes:
  • Portable toilet tent.
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodations in Moshi, a day before trek and a day after trek.
  • Transportation to and from your selected route.
  • Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent.
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs.
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides.
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees.
  • Government Climbing Taxes.
  • Climbing permits.
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain.
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries.
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters.
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage:

 -Safety Equipment

       -Emergency Oxygen

       -Pulse Ox meter

  • Hot drinks at every meal.
  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day.
  • Emergency rescue fees.
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide.

 

Tour Package Excludes:
  • Personal items and toiletries.
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

-Guides: $20/day/guide

-Assistant Guide $15/day/guide

 -Cook: $15/day

 -Porter: $10/day/porter

  • Nonalcoholic drinks and Alcoholic drinks.
  • Laundry services International airfares and departure taxes.
  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc.
  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.

 

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.   

 

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Location: Moshi, Kilimanjaro

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