5 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu route

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I like climbing the mount Kilimanjaro because it’s beautiful and it  make me feel better. Also help me sort out what’s important in my life when I am  at its TOP seeing the world’s nature, its very interesting.

The mountains are calling and I must go.

Yes, you can! Every year, over 30,000 people just like you come to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and Africa’s highest peak.The greater the number of days on the mountain, the better your chances of reaching the top.

Climbing Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment, just some physical fitness and determination. People from all walks of life, from a 7 year old child to an 85 year old man, have successfully summited.

There are seven established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, Northern Circuit and Umbwe. The Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe routes all approach from the south of the mountain (Mweka is used only for descent). The Lemosho, Shira and Northern Circuit routes approach from the west. The Rongai route approaches from the north. Visit Our Kilimanjaro Page to get started..

Due to Mount Kilimanjaro’s proximity to the equator, this region does not experience the extremes of winter and summer weather, but rather dry and wet seasons. Therefore, the best time to climb Kilimanjaro tends to be the warmest and driest months (see Kilimanjaro weather).

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5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route

The Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing in Tanzania with Active Kilimanjaro at best and competitive prices. The Coca Cola route is the old route on the Kilimanjaro and the Marangu Route is an easy, cheap and short Kilimanjaro route which accommodate clients in Huts book a trek in advance is highly recommended to secure huts, also the marangu route is the only route which clients use the same way to ascend and descend.

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]

DAY 2: CLIMBING KILIMANJARO 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.

DAY 3: CLIMBING KILIMANJARO HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

you will 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

DAY 4: CLIMBING KILIMANJARO SUMMIT DAY THEN DOWN TO HOROMBO HUT

you will start an 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.

DAY 5: CLIMBING KILIMANJARO 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 Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro.

CLIMBING KILIMANJARO TOUR INCLUDED:

* 2 nights accommodation in Huts and two nights hotel accommodations
* Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
* Park fees and Rescue fees
* All meals while on the Mountain
* Arrival and Departure transfers
* Allowance for Guides, Porters, cook.
* Clean, purified drinking water.

CLIMBING KILIMANJARO TOUR INCLUDED:

* 2 nights accommodation in Huts and two nights hotel accommodations
* Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
* Park fees and Rescue fees
* All meals while on the Mountain
* Arrival and Departure transfers
* Allowance for Guides, Porters, cook.
* Clean, purified drinking water.

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