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At 5895m, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and therefore one of the seven summits. On this 6-day adventure, you will climb the acclaimed marangu route. marangu is considered the easiest route to climb Kilimanjaro. Furthermore, it is the only route with mountain huts along the way.

The Marangu is one of the oldest and most popular Kilimanjaro routes. It is sometimes called the Coca-Cola route because you stay in huts and can can buy a coke en route. The Marangu route approaches the summit from the southeast of the mountain.

It is considered to be one of the easiest routes to walk as one moves a lot on well-developed paths.

It is a good six-day hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitude with an effective extra day's acclimatization giving a better success rate.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Kilimanjaro International Airport
Includes
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Guiding fee
  • Meals
  • Camping equipment tents

Itinerary

Day 1 : Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut

Depart moshi for marangu gate for the necessary formalities before beginning your trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, you wil have an opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until you reach mandara hut.
Total distance 8km
Hiking time 4-5 hours
Habitat rain forest
All meals included

Day 2 : Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

After breakfast you start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. You may get your first views of kibo and mawenzi peaks.
Distance 12km
Hiking time 6-8 hours
Habitat heath
All meals included

Day 3 : Horombo Hut – Mawenzi Ridge

This day is meant for acclimatization and can be spent for hiking on mawenzi ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of kibo and mawenzi . after exploring the area you will get back to horombo hut.
Total distance 10 km to and from
Hiking time 5 hours to and from
Habitat heath
All meals included

Day 4 : Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

You climb gradually then cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between mawenzi and kibo. Your camp kibo hut sits at the bottom of the kibo crater wall. Once you are here, you will rest and have an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
Total distance 10km
Hiking time 6-8 hours
Habitat Alpine desert
All meals included

Day 5 : Kibo hut – Uhuru peak

Very early in the morning at around midnight you begin your push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. You ascend in the darkness for several hours. At gilmans point, you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over mawenzi peak. Finally you arrive at uhuru peak the highest point on mount kilimanjaro .After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa, you will descend to horombo hut. In the evening you will enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well earned sleep.
Kibo hut to uhuru peak
Uhuru peak to horombo hut
Distance 16km
Hiking time 4-5 hours
Habitat heath

Distance 6km
Hiking time 6-8 hours
Habitat arctic

Day 6 : Horombo Hut Marangu Hut

Your last day you have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest . once you are at marangu gate , you collect your summit certificates . a vehicle will meet you here and drive you back to the hotel in moshi
Distance 20km
Hiking 5-7 hours
Habitat rain forest

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