6 Days Marangu route Kilimanjaro climbing by Cheetah Trekking, Marangu route is the easiest and the best route on Kilimanjaro
The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is January to February and September. But also this route can be used even during wet season.
July to August is usually colder and November to December can be wet. April/May not recommended
January to March is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
Our Summit Success Rates: Gilman’s Point (2%). Uhuru Peak (98%).
Day 1: Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara (Hut 2720 Mts)
After breakfast and briefing, we will drive to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (about 45 minutes), after we arrive at the Gate, you will do registration before we start our trekking tout. Soon after we finish registration we will start walking through the rainforest to the Mandara Campsite. Later in the everning you will have a short walk to Maundi Crater here is a good to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and part of Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus foliage trees, bird life, and rare Colobus monkeys.
5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m | 7 km | 4-5 hours | Montane Forest | Meals: Lunch and Dinner| Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3720 Mts)
This day you will use 6 to 7 hours. So make sure you have enough water to drink on the way, not less than 3 liters of water. You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending trail on the open moorlands to the Horombo camp. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m | 11 km | 6-8 hours | Heathland | Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut
Day 3: Horombo Hut |
Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi. Your Guide will take you to Zebra Rocks then you will proceed with your walk to Mwenzi.
Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut.
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4700 Mts)
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 kilimanjaro.
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m | 10 km | 6-8 hours | Alpine Desert | Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut.
Day 5: Kibo Camp to Summit then Horombo Hut (3720 Mts)
Early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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, 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! 15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m | 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m | 4 km up / 14 km down | 10-15 hours | Alpine Desert}
Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut.
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate.
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).
Our driver will meet you at Marangu village/gate and drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m | 18km | 5-7 hours | Meals: B
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Included in this tour:
• All 2 nights at the Hotel and all nights accommodation in Huts.
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
• All Park fees and Rescue fees.
• All meals while on the Mountain.
• Arrival and Departure transfers.
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.
• Mess tents with table and chairs:
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Clean, purified drinking water:
• Sleeping Mattress.
Excludes: in Tanzania Visa: $50 per person just upon arrival.
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Optional Tours (short safari, Zanzibar beaches, after your climb etc)
• Tipping and any items of personal nature.
Success rate on this 6 days Marangu route.
Success is what we value during our climb. We are prepared for any situation and also have in a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We also carry first aid supplies, supplement summit but (Oximeters) is available on order.
Travel insurance: all customers traveling with Cheetah Trekking are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance prior of their trip. The policy needs to be legitimate from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
|GROUP SIZE||PRICE PER PERSON|
|1 Person||$ 1980|
|2 – 3 Persons||$ 1740|
|4 – 10 Persons||$ 1670|