5 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route.
Mount Kilimanjaro climb through 5-Days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route is the most chosen trail as it serves the Budget cost through spending fewer days being on the summit of the Mountain. It is only 4 nights sleeping in huts plus 2 nights before and after climb make the total of 7 days tour. 5-days Kilimanjaro Marangu route Tours provide an easy attempt to the summit and success to many trekkers due to the additional day for acclimatization with altitude.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; meet our knowledgeable driver-guide, after greetings and double-check your bags will transfer you to Moshi/Arusha town (50 minutes’ drive). The briefing will be provided by your Kilimanjaro professional and experienced guide. Your Kilimanjaro guide will also check your climbing equipment. Anything missing can be rented for you.
Hiking Time: 3-4 Hours, 8km/5 Miles
We will give a briefing about the details of the trek, our guides will check your trekking gear before we depart. Then the adventure begins with a 1-hour drive to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate, where we register and start our 5-Day Kilimanjaro climb.
We will follow the trail and will reach the Mandara encampment within 4 hours. You can take a side trip to Maundi Crater, it’s a great viewing point over Northern Tanzania and Kenya.
Duration: 5-6 Hours, 12km/7.5 Miles
Today we will leave the rainforest behind and follow an ascending path on the open moorland. Here you can enjoy the stunning views of the mountain peaks Mawenzi and the Summit Kibo. This trek will take up to 6 hours and the night will be spent ad the Horombo hut (3720 meters) which is located in a valley with the giant lobelias and groundsels, flora that is characteristic of this semi alpine zone. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
Today’s Hiking Duration: 5-7 Hours, 9km/5.5 Miles
While ascending, we pass the last watering point and moving forwards to the saddle of the Kilimanjaro. Between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo, the vegetation is changing into a dessert alpine zone at 4000 meter. This seven our walk will be taken in a slow pace, be careful for the first signs of altitude sickness. We will take our rest and dinner at the Kibo hut, here we prepare ourselves for the summit climb.
Todays Hike Time: 6-8 Hours Up To Summit 6 Km/4 Miles And Descent 15km/9 Miles Down
After midnight around 2 am in the morning, we begin our climb to reach the summit. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. On steep and heavy scree with snow, we will reach Gilman’s point (5861 meters), located on the crater rim. We continue our trek of 2-4 hours to ascend Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa.
There are unbelievable views take made this climb worth it! Have your picture taken at the summit; this will be a lifelong lasting memory. From here we descend and stop over for lunch and rest at Kibo hut, before continuing on to the Horombo encampment for overnight.
Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours, 20km/12.5 Miles
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. A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Here all hikers that reach the summit will get an official well-earned certificate!
This marks the END of our safari
- 2 Nights’ accommodation in Arusha
- Private professional mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Government taxes, VAT, and all relating service
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries, and park fees
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- Summit Oxygen
- Walking Poles
- Sleeping form mattress