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    $1550 p/p in USD
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Almighty Kilimanjaro

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Known as the ‘coca-cola’ route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro being the oldest, most well established route. It starts in tropical rainforest, where you may see blue monkeys, passes through moorland and alpine desert before reaching the summit. This route is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and it’s the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Klimanjaro using the Marangu route.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Hyena, Blue Monkey
  • Activities:
    Trekking
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Moshi, end in Moshi
  • Minimum age:
    10

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,550 per person

What's Included

  • Return transport to/from Moshi
  • Qualified guides and mountain crew
  • Tents, sleeping mattresses & camping equipment
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • Rescue fees & national park fees
  • Pulse oximeters & first aid kit
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter accommodation & fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Climbing gear
  • Tips for guides, porters, cook & waiters

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Almighty Kilimanjaro
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Almighty Kilimanjaro‘ 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.

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

Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 1-2 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

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

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: 20 km/12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

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Kilimanjaro trek by Marangu route

Written by: Bernado Silva on 28 July 2021

I hiked Mount Kilimanjaro with Almighty Kilimanjaro, I used Marangu route for 6 days. If you want to summit it with a good sceneries use Marangu route.

Almighty Kilimanjaro made my Kilimanjaro dream come true!!

Written by: Claudia Rodriguez on 14 January 2021

We climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on the 6 days Marangu route and enjoyed ourselves. The team were fantastic. Our guide knew his stuff, the cook truly prepared delicious food for us and the ever smiling porters made this trip truly memorable. The organizing and communication was very easy, and nothing was ever a problem. We climbed that great mountain in the best conditions possible knowing that we were slightly off season. Definitely recommend.

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