6 days mt kilimanjaro marangu route
Kilimanjoro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes . It can be climbed at any time except in .April and may during the long rains. January to march and August to October are the best climbing seasons. We use Marango Route which is the easiest and most accessible.
DAY 1: NAIROBI – MASHI
Arrive Namanga border town at 1000 hrs.
After immigration formalities, continue to .Arusha for lunch. Drive to Moshi where the afternoon is spent organizing climbing gear. Dinner and overnight at spring land Hotel Moshi.
DAY 2: MOSHI – MANDARA HUT
After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu gate an altitude of 1,860
Walk to Mandara hut 2,741m ( 9,00ft) through dense semi-tropical rain forest , for your overnight on Kilimanjaro meals and overnight at hut.
DAY 3: MANDARA – HOROMBO HUT
Start early morning for a ten hours walk towards Horombo . The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both mawezi and Kibo peaks in view . You spend your second night at the mountain at Horombo hut , an altitude of 3,761m ( 12, 335ft)
DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT
Take a tiring 13km walk which takes 6hrs to Kibo Hut 732m ( 15,520 fts0 above sea level . Spectacular mountain vegetation like cactus ,ground well and lobelia appear meals and overnight at the hut.
DAY 5: KIBO- UHURU PEAK –HOROMBO HUT
The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2.00 am . It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman’s point
( 5, 681m) 18,630 fts from Gilman’s it takes 11/2 to 2 hours to Uhuru peak, 5, 896m (19,344) Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: HOROMBO – MOSHI
Descend is rapid – After breakfast , drive to Arusha for lunch , then to Nairobi via Namanga Border tow, arriving early in the evening.
Please note: On this iliterary clients may be accommodation at suitable hotels in Arusha . Accommodation may also be up graded at extra cost.