5 days Marangu route

Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.

Take a short drive from Moshi town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2m

Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2:Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]

Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8m

Approx. time taken: 9 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]

Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi

Approx. time taken: 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point]

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi

Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 5: Horombo Hut – Moshi

After breakfast, we will start with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Moshi town.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9m

Approx. time taken: 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Experiencias:
Atracciones
Arte e Historia
Mercados
Monumentos históricos
La vida nocturna
Actividades al aire libre
Compras
Talleres
Otro
Idiomas Hablados: English
Marcha Recomendada: Mountain Gears suitable for you
Incluido en el precio: o Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees o 18% VAT on tour fees & services o Transportation to & from the mountain gate o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters o 3 meals daily while on the mountain o Filtered water throughout the trek o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
No incluido en el precio: o Flights o Travel insurance o Visa and passport fees o Increases in park fees where applicable o Tips to mountain crew o Items of a personal nature o Laundry Services o A doctor for the group o Alcoholic beverages o Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($70 per toilet + toilet tent)
Información Adicional: Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Arusha we offer for 30$ instead of 50$. About accommodations it depends for quality of the hotel you needs.
Las cancelaciones: 5. Cancellation by the Traveler If you cancel you’re booking cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation is only possible in written way. If you cancel a trip: • At any time after you’re booking as been confirmed Africa Natural Tours retains 30 % (camping trips) or 50 % (lodging trips) non-refundable deposit We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees. If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. • 30 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.
Disponibilidad: All year