Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania The Marangu route is one of the most popular routes 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 compared to the Machame route.

This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatization period. The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain.

This extends the route into a 6-day trek, greatly increasing your chances of success. Shared hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes.

It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route.

All your equipment and supplies are pottered and a cook prepares all your meals. The main itinerary difference between the Marangu 5 day and 6 day routes is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo Hut

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate (1860 Meters/ 6100 Feet), Hike to Mandara Hut (2700 Meters/ 8875 Feet)

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.

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours and the Distance covered is 8 Kilometers/ 5 Miles through Montane Forest.

Overnight at Mandara Hut
Meal Plan:
 {Lunch and Dinner}


Day 2 : Hike Mandara Hut (2700 Meters/ 8875 Feet) to Horombo Hut (3700 Meters/ 12,200 Feet)

You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment.

Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours and the Distance covered is 12 Kilometers/ 7.5 Miles through Heathland.

Overnight at Horombo Hut
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Hike Horombo Hut (3700 Meters/12,200 Feet) to Kibo Hut (4700 Meters/ 15,500 Feet)

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi.

Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours and the Distance covered is 9 Kilometers/ 5.5 Miles through Alpine Desert.

Overnight at Kibo Hut 
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4 : Hike Kibo Hut (4700 Meters/ 15,500 Feet) to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut (3700 Meters/ 12,200 Feet)

Very early in the morning (midnight to 0200 Hours), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim.

Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, (5895 Meters/ 19,340 Feet) 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!

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours and the Distance covered is 6 Kilometers/ 4 Miles up and 15 Kilometers/ 9 Miles down through Alpine Desert.

Overnight at Horombo Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut (3700 Meters/12,200 Feet) to Marangu Gate (1700 Meters/ 5500 Feet), drive to Moshi/ Arusha

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through 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 meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours and the Distance covered is 20 Kilometers/ 12.5 Miles

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania Prices

Dates FromDates ToPrice Per Student8 to 12 Year Child
 1st January 201931st December 2019Request for ratesRequest for rates

Notes

* Trekking to the top of the highest mountain in Africa in 5 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania Rates Includes:

* Hut fees
* National Park gate fees
* All meals on the mountain
* Salaries for all crew members
* Rescue fees (as required by national park)
* Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
* Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
* Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Laundry
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Sleeping bags and personal items
* Accommodation and meals in Moshi/ Arusha
* Tips or gratuity for Tips for guides and porters
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Lunch or dinner in town (option and extra charges direct)
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

Booking & Reservations for Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 5 Days Hike Tanzania Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile : + 254 721-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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