What is this?
• 6 Days Marangu Route
• includes some steep passage
Where you stay?
• first night in a beautiful lodge with breathtaking views of the Mount Meru (additional night for better acclimatization on request)
• during the ascent in tents
• All camping gear (except sleeping bag and ISO mat) will be provided
When is this tour possible?
• in the dry months of December to February and again between June and October
• In November, daily rainfall and cloudy views are common
• Not recommended during the April and May rainy season
For whom especially suitable?
• for all climbers and outdoor enthusiasts
• also possible for families traveling with children (minimum age 12 years, recommended age 14 years and older)
From where to where?
• starting at Kilimanjaro airport and ending with a transfer after the descent
• additional night after the descent
• Can easily be combined with a short safari or beach holiday This private safari can be adapted to your wishes at any time.
6 Days / 5 Nights Itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu route
Marangu Gate (1800m) – Mandara hut (2700m) Hiking time 4-4.5 hours.
After breakfast transport to the Marangu Gate. From the gate is still at a wide, well-marked footpath through the rain forest. Later right on a back and fern stocks clearings to Mandara Hut.
Tip: From the Mandara hut, is worth an afternoon stroll to Maundi crater (about 20 minutes). Excellent views to the east on the cloud forest zone.
Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720 m) Walking time 6-7 hours.
At the beginning of a short steep section through the foothills of the cloud forest. Slightly ascending through heather and moorland to Horombo Hut. The increase is far, but not steep and therefore not particularly strenuous, you can see it from that one already moves at an altitude of 3000 to 4000 m.
Acclimatization at Horombo Hut (3720 m) recommendable is a short hike to the so-called “sleep cant” – this contributes to better altitude acclimatization at. Object is: Zebra Rock (about 3980 m, 1 hour) or East lava hill at the foot of Mawenzi.
Horombo hut (3720 m) – Kibo hut (4700 m) Walking time 6-7 hours.
Two paths to choose: the right way is arduous, but results close up to the Mawenzi. The convenient variant is left up first, on swampy, senecien crowing slopes to the last water point From a Lava back short descent into the Kibo Desert. Next in the saddle, pulls down from Kibo. Top left you can already see the Kibo Hut. From here about an hour to the hut.
Summit: Kibo Hut (4700 m) – Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720 m), walking time Kibo Hut – Gillman’s Point: 4-6 hours.
Gillman’s Point – Uhuru Peak: 1-2 hours Uhuru Peak – Gillman’s Point: 1 hour Gillman’s Point – Kibo Hut: about 1.5 hours Kibo-hut – Horombo Hut: 2,5-4 hours.
the march is usually between midnight to 2.00 clock, so that you can experience the sunrise at Gillman’s Point. The road leads into increasingly steep switchbacks to the Hans Meyer Cave (about 2.5 hours), continue to the crater rim with stunning views to the stage glacier, then a short distance up to Gillman’s Point. Here is the final destination for many Kibo aspirants. For those who really want to stand at the highest point in Africa, the route via Stella Point and the remains of Ratzel- and Rebmann Glacier to the Hans Meyer Point and further leads to the summit, the 5895 m high Uhuru Peak. The descent is along the same route.
Horombo hut (3720 m) – Marangu Gate (1800m) Hiking time 6-8 hours.
the descend route is the same as the ascent. Transport back to your hotel or lodge.
For different climbing days, the itinerary will be modified.
All Price in US$ Dollar per Person.
• all transfers
• 01 x HB in Meru area prior your climb
• 6 days private Marangu Route climb
• Full board during climb including drinking water
• Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guides, cook and porters
• Mountain Hut’s accommodation (pls bring your own sleeping bag)
• camping equipment (tents, mattresses, chairs, tables, camping toilet, toilet tent
• service of a professional cook,
• All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
• ‘flying doctor’ insurance
Not included Items
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide and mountain teams
• Airport departure tax
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for American & Irish Passport Holders – to be paid upon arrival)
• sleeping bag (rental fee 15 USD)
• any nights after the climb