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Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

The Marangu route, also known as the ‘Coca-Cola’ route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers dormitory-style sleeping huts in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.

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Marangu Kibo

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Guided Safari, Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Antelope, Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey
  • Activities:
    Trekking
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Moshi
  • Minimum age:
    15

We have put together a packing list of items you will be responsible for during your trip. Although our list is based on years of climbing experience, we encourage you to further explore the type or brands of items that might work best for your needs. Please note that we are happy to arrange the hire of most of the items, especially those listed in the “Equipment” section.

Upper Body

  • 2 – Long sleeves shirts, lightweight fabric (e.g., SmartWool or moisture-wicking fabric)- $7 for hire
  • 1 – Short sleeve shirt, lightweight fabric- $7 for hire
  • 1 – Very light fleece/micro fleece or power stretch fleece- $7 for hire
  • 1 – Soft shell jacket, heavier fleece or synthetic sweater- $7 for hire
  • 1 – Belay jacket (preferably down)- $20 for hire
  • 1 – Poncho (optional in case of rain)- $15 for hire


Lower Body

  • 2 – Hiking pants-$10 for hire
  • 1 – Fleece pants-$10 for hire
  • 1 – Water proof pants-$10 for hire
  • 2 – Long underwear, lightweight fabric (e.g., Smart Wool or moisture-wicking fabric)-$10 for hire
  • (Underwear and bras as needed)


Hands

  • 1 – Lightweight or soft shell pair of gloves- $10 for hire
  • 1 – Thick pair of waterproof gloves, preferably with Gore-Tex – $10 for hire
  • 1 – Thick pair of mittens (optional for those whose hands get really cold)-$10 for hire


Feet

  • 1 – Hiking boots, insulated and waterproof-$25 for hire
  • 1 – Tennis or sports shoes to wear at camp- $25 for hire
  • 3 – Hiking socks, preferably wool-$7 for hire
  • 3 – Lightweight sock liners-$7 for hire
  • 1 – Gaiters (optional, but recommended)-$10 for hire


Headwear

  • Four season’s sleeping bag-$30 for hire
  • Sleeping bag liner-$15 for hire
  • Trekking poles-FREE
  • 1 – Sun hat (wide brimmed)-$10 for hire
  • 1 – Lightweight wool liner hat (optional)-$15 for hire
  • 1 – Thick wool or fleece hat -$15 for hire
  • 1 – Balaclava or sky mask-$10 for hire


Accessories and Toiletries

  • Sunglasses- $25 for hire
  • 32 oz water bottle (recommend 1 or 2 Nalgene bottles)-$10 for hire
  • Water bladder for your backpack, at least 2 liters-$10 for hire
  • Camping towel, microfiber or lightweight- $10 for hire
  • Stuff bags or plastic bags to help organize your clothes and keep things dry-$20 for hire
  • Sunscreen-$30 for hire
  • Water proof duffle bag (this is the bag with the majority of your belongings that the porters will carry while you hike) – $20 FOR HIRE
  • Day pack (this is the bag you will carry for the day’s hike)-$20 FOR HIRE
  • Lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer and/or wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Hikers first-aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Prescription medication
  • Extra contacts (if you wear them, or an extra pair of glasses)
  • Camera
  • Extra batteries for electronics you bring with you
  • Snacks such as energy bars (1 to 2 per day)

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,597 per person

What's Included

  • 2 nights hotel in Moshi (before & after climb) with breakfast
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check
  • Pick up and drop off to the airport
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, and rescue fees
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear
  • All meals & drinking water while on the climb
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health check up, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • Oxygen cylinder

What's Excluded

  • Airfares and taxes
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook (the recommendation is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 15 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each client in the climb)
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry (available at the hotel)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear, some gear is available for rent
  • Snacks and personal medicine
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania. Meningitis & Hepatitis A – optional but recommended)

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Heath

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Heath

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s Point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance:  19km
Hiking Time: 7-9  hours
Habitat: Arctic

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu Gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
Distance: 21 km/12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

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