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Moshi

KILIMANJARO MARANGU - 6 DAYS TREK


Hiking

Category

8 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Intense

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

The Marangu Route, often dubbed the 'Coca Cola' route, misleadingly suggests an easy climb to Kilimanjaro's summit. In reality, it demands 5-7 days, with its popularity requiring advance hut bookings. Unique for its hut accommodations, it traverses from rainforest to arctic zones, with an acclimatization day at Horombo Huts recommended for novices. The ascent peaks at Gilman’s Point, near Uhuru Peak, and descends via the same path.


Itinerary

Upon landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you're whisked away to Moshi town, nestled at the foot of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. This day is yours to absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Moshi or unwind in anticipation of the trek. In the evening, our team provides a comprehensive briefing, ensuring you're well-prepared and equipped for the journey ahead.
The adventure begins with a scenic drive from your lodge in Moshi to the Marangu Gate. Stepping into the lush rainforest, the path to Mandara Hut unfolds, offering a chance to witness the forest's rich biodiversity. This trek is an introduction to Kilimanjaro's natural beauty, culminating in an optional visit to Maundi Crater for breathtaking views. Distance: 8.3km / 5.2mi, Time: 5 hours
An early start leads us from the cozy Mandara Hut through the forest to the open moorlands. Horombo Hut, situated with awe-inspiring views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, marks the end of today's trek. This day is pivotal, advancing further into Kilimanjaro's heart. Distance: 12.5km / 7.8mi, Time: 9 hours
Acclimatization is key to a successful summit attempt. Today's leisurely hike to Zebra Rocks, known for its unique geological stripes, aids in adjusting to the altitude. The return to Horombo Hut allows for rest and preparation for the forthcoming challenges. Distance: 5km / 3.1mi, Time: 4 hours
The trek from Horombo Hut traverses the vast "saddle," a stark, alpine desert connecting Mawenzi to Kibo. Reaching Kibo Hut, the evening is spent in quiet anticipation of the night's summit bid. This segment is crucial, setting the stage for the final ascent. Distance: 9.5km / 5.9mi, Time: 7 hours
The summit day begins in the midnight silence, a gradual climb towards Gillman’s Point on the crater rim, followed by the final push to Uhuru Peak. Standing atop Africa, the sunrise greets us in triumph. The descent to Horombo Hut offers a moment to reflect on this monumental achievement. Distance: 22km / 13.7mi, Time: 12 – 15 hours
Our return journey winds through the heath and moorland to the lush rainforest, culminating at the Marangu Gate. The trek back is a time of celebration, marking the completion of a journey that tests limits and rewards with unparalleled experiences. Distance: 20.8km / 12.9mi, Time: 8 hours
A day of rest in Moshi offers a gentle transition from the high-altitude adventure back to routine, with airport transfers arranged to connect with your onward journey or flight home.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Emergency oxygen and first aid kit
Lodging includes hotel accommodations pre and post-trek, with tent accommodations during the hike
Inclusive of all necessary tour permits and camping fees
Provision of -15°C rated sleeping bags and sleeping mats for extreme conditions
Scheduled airport transfers, offering three-time options to match your flight schedule
Comprehensive meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the 6-day trek)
Welcoming and farewell dinners at the hotel, plus a departure day breakfast
Access to filtered water during the trek
Contribution towards tree planting and supporting local environmental conservation efforts
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Insurance over 4.500mt, mandatory for this trek
Tips
Laundry Services
Tanzanian mountain doctor
1 portable flush toilet with a toilet tent
Single Room supplement

Accomodations

Weru Weru River Lodge


The Weru Weru River Lodge offers 32 spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms designed for supreme comfort. Situated in an unbeatable location near Kilimanjaro, this eco-friendly lodge is the ideal pick for leisure travelers looking for an unforgettable and genuine African experience. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Kilimanjaro, making it a perfect choice for those seeking to combine luxury with adventure​​.

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel


The Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel is celebrated as one of the premier 4-star boutique hotels in Moshi, offering exceptional ambience and facilities. Positioned 4km from Moshi's town center, 25km from Kilimanjaro National Park, and 40km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, its location is ideal for visitors to the region. This hotel stands out for its commitment to providing a luxurious stay with a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of its guests, whether they are there to explore the nearby natural wonders, embark on an adventure, or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat​​.


Guides

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield is a guide at Ahsante Tours. They are a local, family-owned tour operator specializing in adventure travel in Tanzania. For over the last 21 years, they have helped fellow travelers explore and experience some of the most amazing places and cultures in Tanzania. ​Their dedicated team of professionals has one goal: to provide the best and most memorable adventure experience for you!


Meeting point

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