6 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE CLIMBING ITINERARY begins and ends at Kiliwonders Hotel in Moshi.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick up you to Moshi at Kiliwonders Hotel.
All airport transfers are part of the package, no extra fee is required.
THE BEST MONTHS TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO.
Normally March, April, and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.
November is usually short rains but it does not often rain all the days so Climbing is possible.
The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February, and also August and September.
July can be colder and November to December can be wet.
January to February is the warmest month, 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.
EMAIL US AT ANY TIME TO DISCUSS YOUR TRIP AND GET AN ACCURATE QUOTATION.
Our trips are for active, flexible-minded people who enjoy the unusual and adventurous.
For trips that have an emphasis on mountain climbing and wildlife safari, you need to remember that even the easiest trekking or walking safari involves some exertion, so you should be reasonably fit and sure that you will enjoy the activity.
MOUNT KILIMANJARO-MARANGU ROUTE 6 DAYS TREKKINGDAY 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania On Foot will arrange a private vehicle from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi at Kiliwonders Hotel for overnight stay.
We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check, we will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
We stay at Kiliwonders Hotel, which is a beautiful hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare you for Kilimanjaro trekking adventure.
Dinner and overnight at Kiliwonders Hotel: Bed, Dinner and Breakfast included.
DAY 2: MARANGU GATE (1860m) to MANDARA HUT (2700m)
◊Distance: 8 km/5 miles
◊Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
◊Habitat: Rain Forest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.
DAY 3: MANDARA HUT (2700m) TO HOROMBO HUT (3700m)
◊Distance: 12 km/7 miles
◊Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
◊Habitat: Heath
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.
DAY 4: ACCLIMATIZAON CLIMB TO ZEBRA ROCKS (4020m) THEN BACK TO HOROMBO HUT (3700m)
◊Distance: 5 km/3 miles
◊Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
◊Habitat: Heath
MAWENZI RIDGE TO HOROMBO HUT
◊Distance: 5 km/3 miles
◊Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
◊Habitat: Heath
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.
DAY 5: HOROMBO HUT (3700m) TO KIBO HUT (4700m)
◊Distance: 10 km/6 miles
◊Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
◊Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
DAY 6: KIBO HUT (4700m) TO UHURU PEAK (5895m) AND DOWN TO HOROMBO HUT (3700m)
◊Distance: 6 km/4 miles
◊Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
◊Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
◊Distance: 16 km/10 miles
◊Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
◊Habitat: Heath
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
DAY 7: HOROMBO HUT (3700m) TO MARANGU GATE (1860m)
◊Distance: 20 km/12 miles
◊Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
◊Habitat: Rain Forest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.
Dinner and overnight at Kiliwonders Hotel: Bed, Dinner and Breakfast included.
DAY 8: DEPARTING DAY
After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.
TREKKING KILIMANJARO FOR CHARITY CHALLENGE?
MARANGU ROUTE CLIMBING ITINERARY INCLUDES:
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb, with dinner and breakfast included (double occupancy)
• with bed dinner and breakfast
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb and return to your hotel after your climb
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guides, assistant guides, porters and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
• Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
• A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro travel info pack
• Flying Doctor Service
MARANGU ROUTE CLIMBING ITINERARY EXCLUDES:
• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US $ 230 to US $ 300 per hiker – depending on the number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
• South African passport holders do NOT require a visa for Tanzania, however, most other nationalities require a visa for Tanzania
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if traveling to Tanzania recommended)
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks.
SAFETY
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen, and Pulse Oximeters).
TRAVEL INSURANCE
all customers traveling with Tanzania On Foot are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.



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