5 Days Marangu Route

Marangu Route

CocaCola Route

Total Schedule 7 Days, 5 Hiking Days

 
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha, TAnzania
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
[icon_tick state=”on”]Professional instructor [icon_tick state=”on”]Meals
[icon_tick state=”on”]1 hour of free time [icon_tick state=”on”]Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
[icon_tick state=”off”]Surfing equipment
[icon_tick state=”off”]Instructor gratuity
[timeline][timeline_item item_number=”1″ title=”Day 1: Airport to Moshi Hotel”] We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed Dinner and Overnight at Moshi Hotel. [/timeline_item] [timeline][timeline_item item_number=”2″ title=”Day 2: Hotel to Mandara Hut “] After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”3″ title=”Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut “] Meals: Lunch and DinnerYou leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude. Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”4″ title=”Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut “] Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
  • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”5″ title=”Day 5: Kibo Hut to Summit back Horombo Hut”] Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
  • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Down to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”6″ title=”Day 6: Horombo Hut to Moshi “] After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”7″ title=”Day 7: Moshi to Airport “] Afterbreakfast Our Driver will drive you back to the Airport ready for your home depature Depend on your schedule flight detailes . [/timeline_item] [/timeline]

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