5 Days Marangu Route - Climb Luxury/Royal Tour 2024

The Marangu Route is also referred to as the "Coca-Cola" Route, as it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope, direct path and the most comfortable Route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
It is the oldest and the most well-established Route on the Kilimanjaro. The Route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. This is the only Route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style. The accommodation on this Tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping Routes.
Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls, basic washrooms and toilets. 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 one of crowded Route for that reason
The main Itinerary difference between the Marangu 5-days and 6-days Marangu Route is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo on day three.

Upon arrival at Arusha /Kilimanjaro Airport you will meet your Migration Seekers Expedition guide who will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi Tanzania (for budget hotels we recommend Kilimanjaro WHITE HOUSE HOTEL). Settle into your accommodation, relax and get used to the African atmosphere. Ready to start your 5 Days Marangu Route - Climb Luxury/Royal Tour 2024 the next day.

We will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on to the open moorlands then the Horombo encampment. We will witness the amazing views of Kibo and Mawenzi. As we cross the Alpine Zone of the mountain, we will see giant lobelias and groundsels. Here, you are expected to begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
• Altitude: 2,700 m to 3,700 m
• Distance Covered: 11km
• Time to be used: 6-8 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Horombo Hut

We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.
• Elevation (ft): 9,498ft to 11,500ft
• Distance: 8 km/ 5miles
• Hiking Time 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Health
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Shira 1 Camp

The ascending continues, now we will pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi where vegetation starts to disappear into the “moonscape”. At Kibo we will have Dinner, rest and prepare for summit climb that starts in the night at 12:00p.m.
• Altitude: 3,700 m to 4,700 m
• Distance Covered: 10km
• Time to be used: 6 - 8 hrs
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
• Altitude: 4,700 m to 5,895 m
• Altitude: 5,895 m to 3,700 m
• Distance Covered: 4 km up / 14 km down
• Time to be used: 10 - 15 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Horombo Hut

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 meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
• Altitude: 3,700 m to 1,700 m
• Distance Covered: 18km km down
• Time to be used: 5 - 7 hrs.
• Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
• Accommodate at Moshi White house hotel


Package Inclusions

  • Tourist Entry Park Fees and Bike entry fee
  • Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • All taxes and Park Fees
  • Crew Wages and Gate Transfer
  • 2-nights Budget Hotel Accommodation – Before and after Trekking
  • Private Cook and Porters

Package Exclusions
  • Tips (Gratituities) to Guides, Cook and Porters
  • Local and International flights
  • Mountain Climbing Gears
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa & Travel insurance
  • Expenses a personal nature
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Hotel accommodations before & after Safari

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