6 days marangu

overview

Marangu route begins on the southeast of Kilimanjaro. Well known as the easiest and most comfortable route, and for that reason, it is the most crowded route for that reason.  Marangu route is popular, well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. While the trek can be lying easy but remember the summit is the exception, however, and demands more from the body and mind. 

You will sleep in huts which are dormitory style rustic accommodation that are more comfortable and sheltered from the elements on cold nights. This is the only route on the mountain where you do not sleep in tents.

ITINERARY

You will start the trek on the beautiful passage through the forest with trees, ferns, flowers and birds. 
Altitude gain:821m | Walking time: 3-4h

Day 2 is a long day hiking through moorland with Senecio and Lobelia plants. You will be treated with  views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
Altitude gain: 1000m | Walking time: 5-6h

Acclimatise hike to  Zebra rocks then back to the campsite.
Altitude gain: 400m  then down by 400m | Walking time: ca 4-5h

Day 4 will see you have a long and tough trek. The well-built trail passes the last Water point which is followed by the saddle.  The saddle is nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi.
Altitude gain: 1000m | Walking time: 5-6h

On this day, you will be heading to the summit. Up at witching hour to head up to Gillman’s Point on the crater’s edge. Then on towards the summit on Uhuru Peak. A dusty fast descent via Kibo hut to Horombo Hut.
Altitude gain: 1200m then down to 2200m | Walking time: 12-16h

Toggle ConteThe last is long descent through  tropical rainforest to Kilimanjaron national park headquarters at Marangu gate.
Altitude loss: 1840m | Walking time: 12-15hnt

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Frequent Asked QUESTIONS

CAN CHILDREN CLIMB KILIMANJARO?

Yes, but the minimum age limit set by Kilimanjaro National Park for children trekking to Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro is 10 years old.

CAN YOU LEAVE EXCESS LUGGAGE BEHIND WHILST TREKKING KILIMANJARO?

Yes, any excess luggage you do not need to carry with you on Mount Kilimanjaro can be left at our office. You should keep valuable items with you at all times.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED WEIGHT FOR OUR DAY PACK?

The recommended weight is a maximum of 7 kgs.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON MT KILIMANJARO?

Expect equatorial to arctic conditions on Mt Kilimanjaro. However, depending on the route chosen, you will begin your trek in dry plains or tropical forests with average temperatures between 25⁰C and 30⁰C. Expect various terrains and weather zones to arrive at the permanently snow-capped summit. You may experience rainfalls and sub-zero temperatures on your trek.

WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR LUGGAGE ON KILIMANJARO CLIMBS?

Each porter can carry up to 20kg of luggage. Your duffle bag needs to be of 15kg weight so that we can add mattress and sleeping bag to make a total of 20kg.

DO WE TIP THE MOUNTAIN CREW?

Yes, it is expected and much appreciated. The amount depends on the amount of days, but can range from $150 and $300 per hiker. Tips are pooled and shared amongst the crew. Bring US dollar bills.

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