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5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Marangu Trails

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Duration: 5 days
Tour ID: 1524
Overview
The 5 day itinerary is the most popular way up Mountain Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. The Marangu Route is jokingly referred to as the "Tourist Route" or "Coca-Cola Route." It's called "Tourist Route" for two reasons. One reason is simply its popularity; it makes this climb route somewhat touristy... The Marangu route is also the only climbing route that uses the same path up AND down, which contributes to it being the most crowded climb route on Kilimanjaro. The Marangu route is a comfortable walking path with a very steady, gradual slope (at least until you reach the last camp). This gave the Marangu route a reputation as an "easy" climb route. And that's the other reason for the name "Tourist Route": because it is supposed to be "easy", the Marangu route is used by many shockingly unprepared "tourists", rather than trekkers. The name "Coca Cola Route" stems from the sleeping huts along the route. They sell the stuff (as well as bottled water and candy bars). The Marangu route is the only Kilimanjaro climbing route that offers hut accommodation. Camping is not allowed. A climb on the Marangu route is comparatively cheap. You need no camping equipment (no cost for extra porters to carry the equipment) and you can do the climb in five days/four nights. Also, many cut throat budget operators run treks on this route
Highlights
  • Ensure your summit success rate
  • Experience little altitude sickness
  • Scenic View of the Trail
  • Trekking & Hiking
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 5 days
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Arusha Hotel or Airport Pick Up at $80 per vehicle one way
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Flying Doctors Temporary Membership
  • All meals during the Climb
  • Rescue Fees
  • Hut/camping Fees
  • Park Fees
  • Guides Cook and Porters
  • Transfers from Arusha/park Gate and back
Exclusions
  • Tipping to Guides/cook and Porters.
  • Mountain Climbing Gears (which can be hired in Arusha town)
  • Medical / Luggage or Personal Insurance
  • Mineral Water & Drinks
Itinerary
Days

Arrive at Marangu Gate {Alt. 1850m} by private transfer from Arusha, introduction to your Guide/Porters.

Thereafter Registration before starting your climbing {hiking/trekking} for approximately 3 to 4 hrs through the rainforest.

Picnic lunch along the route to Mandara, on arrival leisure with hot refreshments, late afternoon walk to the Maundi Crater for acclimatization - thereafter walking back for dinner and overnight at the Mandara Hut {Alt. 2700m}.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, start climbing through the Giant Savannah semi rain-forest and Lobelia’s for approximately 4 to 5 hours with picnic lunch along the route to Horombo arriving late afternoon served with refreshments.

Later go for an evening walk along the Mawenzi Route to as far as you can manage for acclimatization purpose.

Thereafter descend back to the Horombo Hut {Alt. 3700m} for dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, start to climb with picnic lunch along the route through the semi-desert areas, small glaciers, passing sunny and windy conditions for approximately 6 to 7hrs before arriving, almost exhausted at the Kibo Hut {4700m} for dinner and overnight - up to approximately 12.00midnight.

Thereafter you are woken up ready for your final preparation to ascend to the summit.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Your final ascent starts as early as 01.00hrs {1.00am} going Zigzag through the thick glaciers and sandy areas up to Gilman's Point {5600m} for 6 to 7 hrs.

If you wish to continue to the Uhuru Peak {the highest Peak in Africa, 5895m} is another approx. 2 hrs away.

After signing and short rest, you start descent slowly to Kibo Hut, for breakfast and rest for approx. 1 hour then walk down to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast descent to Mandara Hut for a hot lunch then continue to walk towards the gate arriving at Kilimanjaro Park Gate {Marangu - gate} between 12.00noon - 13.00hrs. {At times you can arrive as late as 16.00 hrs}.

After saying goodbye to your Guide/Porters you then, transfers to Arusha.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • A 6 day climb is often booked for those wanting to acclimatize; this extra night is at Horombo Hut on the way up. Extra cost = USD 205 per person
Meeting Point
We will pick all our clients from their hotels/lodges in Arusha City
Know Before You Go
  • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania
  • Torch, Sun glasses, walking poles
  • First aid kit {including blister plaster, headache tablets, sunscreen cream, lip salve, personal medication.
  • Training shoes {for evening}.
  • Bring Warm underwear, Good comfortable walking boots.
  • Bring Walking trouser, long sleeve, shirts and pullovers.
  • Must have Waterproof jacket and over trousers.
  • Bring Warm, windproof jacket with hood.
  • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags for safaris{not suitcases}
  • Water purification tablets/solution {and filter}
  • Wash kit and towel, toilet paper.
  • Sun hat, Warm hat or balaclava, Scarf.
  • Gaiters
  • Water bottle {1 to 2 liters}
  • Good warm sleeping bag a must.
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