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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Climbing 6-Days

6-Day Climbing Kilimanjaro Via Marangu Route

The 6-Day Climbing Via Marangu Route. Also known as the "Coca-Cola Route," is one of the popular routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is the only route that offers sleeping huts along the trek, making it a more comfortable option for climbers. However, it is also considered to be less scenic compared to other routes like the Machame or Lemosho routes.

Details Of 6-Day Climbing Kilimanjaro Via Marangu Route itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.

  • Transfer to your hotel in Arusha, where you'll have a pre-climb briefing with your tour operator.

  • Rest and prepare for the climb.

Day 2: Marangu Gate (1,860 meters) to Mandara Hut (2,700 meters)

Your climb begins at the Marangu Gate, where you will register and meet your guides and porters. The hike on the first day is relatively easy and takes you through the lush rainforest. After about 3-4 hours of trekking, you'll reach Mandara Hut, where you'll spend the night.

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3,720 meters)

On the second day, you'll continue your ascent through the rainforest and then enter the heather and moorland zone. The trekking time is approximately 5-6 hours, and you'll cover a distance of about 11 kilometers. Horombo Hut will be your accommodation for the night.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut (3,720m)

To help your body acclimatize to the increasing altitude, you'll spend an extra day at Horombo Hut. This day is meant for resting and taking short hikes in the area. It will help improve your chances of successfully summiting the mountain.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Kibo Hut (4,703m)

After breakfast, you'll trek further up the mountain to Kibo Hut, which is situated in the alpine desert zone. The hike takes around 6-7 hours, covering a distance of about 10 kilometers. Kibo Hut is your base camp for the summit attempt.

Day 6: Kibo Hut (4,703m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and descend to Horombo Hut (3,720m)

You'll start the summit attempt in the early hours of the morning, usually around midnight. The climb to Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, takes around 6-8 hours. It is a challenging and steep ascent. Once you reach the summit, you can take some time to enjoy the breathtaking views before descending back to Horombo Hut for the night. The total trekking distance for this day is approximately 21 kilometers.

Day 7: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Marangu Gate (1,860m)

On the final day, you'll trek down from Horombo Hut to the Marangu Gate. The descent takes around 5-6 hours, covering a distance of about 18 kilometers. Once you reach the gate, you'll receive your summit certificates and celebrate your accomplishment.

Trip Included
  • Rescue fee

  • Climbing gear

  • Park fees(For non-residents)

  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Trip Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$25.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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