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Kilimanjaro Classic Safaris

  • Tanzania

5 / 5 from 2 Reviews

Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping

Tour Overview

Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every campsite with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow. This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.

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Marangu Rain Forest
M11

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Colobus Monkey
  • Activities:
    Trekking
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Arusha, end in Arusha
  • Minimum age:
    7

OPTIONAL TOUR FOR YOU FROM KILIMANJARO CLASSIC SAFARI’S

5 Days Wildebeest Migration to Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
A wildlife safari in the wilderness of Tanzania is an incredible activity which must be experienced by everyone at least once in their lives. It is the perfect holiday for anybody who is looking to have a good time with their family or with their friends

Note:

After all agreement please make sure that your booking tour one week before in order to keep everything clear.

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,750 per person

What's Included

  • All accommodation during trek
  • All camping equipment
  • A professional guide
  • All transportation & round trip airport transfers
  • Meals & drinking water
  • Wine after finishing climbing
  • Free day tour on request
  • All park fees
  • All taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to safari staff
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Kilimanjaro Classic Safaris
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  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview

Walking distance: 8 km, Time: 3-5 hrs, Altitude gain= 840 m

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate (about 1 hour), register, and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering eucalyptus trees, bird life and colobus monkeys.

Walking Highlights
• Blue monkeys • Colobus monkeys • Maundi Crater • Waterfalls • Colorful birdlife • Lichens and mosses • Variety of flowers

Where will we sleep?

Mandara Hut

Easily meets your needs in the best possible way. You can find frame mountain huts comprising of bunk bed at this hut. At this place, all trekkers gather for the same purpose. You can interact with a lot of similar minded climbers

Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft

Marangu Route Huts

Walking distance: 12 km Time: 5-7 hrs Altitude gain: 1000 m

In the morning you will start walk through the forest. Soon their will be no more trees. You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. In moorland the dominating plant is heather. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude. You will get good view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The vegetation offers more open views. Through the hills across a few dry creeks. Lunch stop will be 2hrs to the Horombo Huts. (No pressure during walking. It takes as long as it takes!)

Walking Highlights
• Hills • Kibo Peak • Mawenzi Peak • Colobus monkeys • Giant senecios and loblelias • Creeks

Where will we sleep?

Horombo Huts

A group of wooden huts in a forest clearing. It is another group of huts very similar to the huts at Mandara. You will find a basic shelter and you will have dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Huts.

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft

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Walking distance: 9.5 km Time: 5-7 hrs Altitude gain: 1000 m

In the morning, you continue climbing uphill the vegetation ends and passing several water streams. Soon you reach the last watering point at 4200 where you can collect water. You will cross many ridge uphill to the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Lunch then 2hrs climb to Kibo Hut. You will be surprised the path doesn’t LOOK steep but hike turns into a major effort. The landscape can change dramatic, windswept with big clouds rolling or open. It’s really fun this part. Looking at Kibo the whole time, you will see the challenge ahead for you tonight. Dinner, rest and prepare for the summit climb.

Walking Highlights
• Open and windswept • Saddle • Alpine desert • Ridge • Last water point • Mawenzi and Kibo peak•

Where will we sleep?

Kibo Hut

You sleep in dormitories with quite restricted facilities. At night all final climb preparation of the Summit are done. Porters help you repack any items only the necessary.

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft

Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Rout

Walking distance: 5.5 km(up) + 15 km Time: 10hrs

Wake up at 11.00 and 11.30 pm. Get ready with your gear and have break fast. Around midnight start the hike to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s Point located on the crater rim. You will see strings of little lights for climbers ahead of you. As steep as the slope is the path itself isn’t that bad. Take all the time you need. There are two landmarks that are resting points only minutes. Then 1:30hrs after leaving the cave rocks appear on the path a bit slippery called Jamaican Rocks. Its another 1:30hrs to reach 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!

Descend for Lunch at Kibo Huts. You have no choice but to pack up your gear and keep going 3 hrs to the Horombo Huts.

Walking Highlights
• Uhuru Peak • Crater rim • Glaciers • Sunrise at Africa’s highest point • Breathtaking views.

Where will we sleep?

Horombo Huts

A group of wooden huts in a forest clearing. You will find a basic shelter and you will have dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Huts.

Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft

Horombo Hut Camp

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through a 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 be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft

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Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking

Customer Reviews (6)

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5-star service in a 0-star environment

Written by: Dhaval Raval on 13 December 2023

A friend and I did the 7-day Machame route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Alex and the Kilimanjaro Classic Safaris team were a true pleasure to do this with, providing amazing, personalised service in this challenging environment. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a fantastic adventure, but the best part of the experience were the people: Alex and his warm and supportive team.

Big up Trekking to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Written by: Florentine Mikel on 24 May 2023

Awesome trip on Kilimanjaro thanks to our amazing crew. Our guides, Thomas, Onesmo, Eden and Joseph were absolutely perfect ! Experienced climbers, deeply humble and friendly people, we had a blast with them ! The sportive adventure turned as well into a human adventure which was just incredible. Thank you again guys for those unforgettable moments and thanks to all the crew as well : Paulo, John, James, Riki,... We all made it to the top (8 people) because this team gave us strenght and good vibes all days long. I would recommend Thomas and his team without any doubt for sure. All the best.

Good company to hiking Mount Kilimanjaro

Written by: Laorent Tshepo on 07 May 2023

Kilimanjaro Classic Safaris really stands out by being a very responsible and professional agency. The crew was amazing. Definitely could not have chosen a better company for my Kilimanjaro hike. Thanks a lot to the team!

Lomosho is definitely a well-planned and thoughtful hike in all manners. If you want to give your body more time to acclimatize, choose the tour for at least 9 days (7 hike + 2 hotel). (our success rate was at 100%)

It was a great pleasure hiking with such an amazing team. Our tour guides took very well care of us and were always very thoughtful. Even in challenging situations they kept us motivated. They also took good care of our mental health with health check-ins twice a day. Also our physical health was taken care of with delicious food (hot and cold) 3 times a day. Moreover, I am also impressed by the hard work of the porters, who carried our stuff all the way up and down. We had fun, smiled and laughed a lot.

Tips:
In case you want to have a clean and comfortable toilet, rent one.
Don’t get overconfident.
You need warm clothes especially for the summit night.
Trust the team and listen.
Enjoy the beautiful landscape and don´t rush!