5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
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Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route.
This is not always the best way due to a shorter acclimatisation period. The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatisation day on the mountain.Marangu Route is the most common ascent.
Its relatively easy 5, 6 days trip ascends Kilimanjaro from leads to the foot of Kibo, Marangu Route is also the oldest Route and most popular, at one time drawing over 80% of trekkers on Kilimanjaro,it also came to be known as Coca – Cola route, from where the final summit bid is undertaken via the Normal Marangu Route.
This is the only route on which all overnight stops are made in purpose built huts. It’s advisable for you to pay and book in advance to secure yourself a room if you plan to use this route. Marangu route passes to the south of Mawenzi before it crosses to the desolate Saddle of heading to Kibo Hut.
Most of the people complete the route in only 5 days and as a consequence it has a surprisingly low success rate for getting trekkers to the top. In order to increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak you should try to factor in an extra day for acclimatization purposes. This should be taken at Horombo Hut from where you can enjoy a number of fascinating side trips to explore various features of the Mountain.
5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Day 1 : Arusha – Mandara
Pick Up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.00 am drive to Moshi then on the Marangu Park Gate the set of point for your three hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. Here we are at 2,774m above sea level on your first overnight on Kilimanjaro.
Day 2: Mandara – Horombo
Begin your trek to Horombo Hut in an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch enroute. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen.
Dinner and overnight at the hut, 3,761m.
Day 3: Horombo – Kibo
After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level in an average hiking time of 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like Lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.
Day 4: Kibo – Horombo via Gilman’s Point and Uhuru Peak.
Wake up at 02.00 a.m. for a pre-down attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gilman’s Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilman’s it takes 1 hour to summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in African at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.
Day 5: Horombo – Arusha
After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara.You will be transferred to your Arusha or Moshi to connect your shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving early evening where your climbing safari ends with sweet memories.
Included in the above price:
- Pick-up from the airport upon arrival Airport
- Moshi hotel accommodation at day of arrival on BB
- Accommodation while on expeditions
- All park fees
- Three meals per day
- Bottled water
- Guide, cook & porter fees
- English speaking and knowledgeable lead guides, cooks & porters
What to bring on trekking either Kilimanjaro:
- Waterproof rucksack with day pack
- Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
- Roll mats and insulation pads
- Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip – flops)
- Gaiters (useful when encountering snow)
- Wooden walking stick / ski pole
- Sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
- Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
- Sweaters / jumpers, anorak / raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
- Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
- Sunscreen and lip salve
- Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
- Water bottle
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