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Trekking Overview :

Embark on an extraordinary journey up Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s most iconic peaks, with our 5-Day Marangu Route expedition. Starting from the Marangu Gate at 1860 meters, you’ll experience a life-changing ascent through lush rainforests and picturesque landscapes. As you ascend to the Mandara Hut at 2700 meters, you’ll relish in the unique beauty of this environment and prepare for the challenging days ahead. On the second day, you’ll ascend to the Horombo Hut at 3700 meters, surrounded by captivating moorlands and stunning valleys. The third day leads you to Kibo Hut at 4700 meters, through an alpine desert, bringing you closer to the ultimate goal: Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters. The early morning ascent to Uhuru Peak, guided by the moonlight, is an exhilarating experience that offers breathtaking vistas and a profound sense of accomplishment. Descending to the Horombo Hut, you can reflect on your achievement. The fifth day takes you back to Marangu Gate at 1860 meters, offering one last opportunity to absorb the incredible views you’ve witnessed on this unforgettable journey. Your climb of Mount Kilimanjaro will be a life-defining adventure, leaving you with indelible memories and an immense sense of pride.


Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

Your climb up Mount Kilimanjaro will undoubtedly be one of the most formative experiences of your life. When you arrive at Marangu Gate (1860 metres), the starting point of Day 1’s climb, you will be filled with anticipation and excitement. As you go farther into the stunning settings, you will find that you are surrounded by verdant rainforests and colourful vegetation as you make your way to the Mandara Hut (2700m). While you take in the one-of-a-kind splendour of this setting, you will relax, regain your strength, and get ready for the hard days that lie ahead here.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

The second day of your journey ushers in a new phase of your adventure, during which you will begin your ascent from Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m). As you make your way across the moorland and the picturesque valleys on this part of the trip, you will be treated to a variety of landscapes and vistas that will hold your attention. You will spend the night in Horombo Hut in order to acclimatise to the higher elevations, and with each step you take, you will get closer and closer to the spectacular peak.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Your perseverance on Day 3 brings you from the Horombo Hut at 3,700 meters up to the Kibo Hut (4700m). After completing this difficult climb, you will find yourself in the barren landscape of an alpine desert, which is characterised by towering peaks and boundless sky. You will feel a tremendous feeling of success when you make it to Kibo Hut since you are getting closer and closer to achieving your ultimate objective, which is Uhuru Peak (5895m).

Day 4: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

When you set off from Kibo Hut (4700m) in the wee hours before dawn on Day 4 of your expedition, led by the glistening moonlight, you will experience the most thrilling portion of your journey so far. Your objective is to reach the summit of Uhuru Peak, which stands at 5895 meters and is Africa’s highest peak. As you get closer to the top of the mountain, the landscape below you starts to disappear, and what you see instead is an ice, unearthly landscape. Getting to the top of Uhuru is a major accomplishment, and the sights of the dawn from the summit are an experience you won’t forget. After that, you’ll make your way down to the Horombo Hut at 3,700 metres, where you may take a break, think about what you’ve accomplished, and get ready for the next part of the adventure.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

After spending the night in Horombo Hut at an elevation of 3,700 meters, you will start your descend to Marangu Gate on Day 5. (1860m). The trip down allows you to take in whatever views you may have skipped over on the way up since it gives you more time to do so. Your successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro will leave you with indelible memories and a great sense of achievement. When you reach Marangu Gate, you will have finished an exceptional trip that will leave you with both of these feelings.


Begin your Kilimanjaro adventure now – book the 5-Day Marangu Route experience!


Cancelation Policy:

We recognise that life might throw you a curveball at any moment, and that you may find it necessary to cancel your reservation. The following describes our cancellation policy:

  1. In the event that the reservation is cancelled more than ninety days before the departure date, a full refund will be issued, less any applicable transaction costs.
  2. If you have to cancel your trip between 30 and 90 days before it is planned to take place, you will get a refund for 50 percent of the total cost, less any transaction costs.
  3. In the event that the reservation is cancelled less than 30 days before the departure date, we are unable to provide a refund under any circumstances.

Please be aware that any extra fees or expenditures paid as a result of the cancellation, such as transaction fees, hotel charges, or transportation costs, may be deducted from the total amount that you are refunded.


Is climbing Annapurna more difficult than climbing Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro, on the other hand, is a Level 5, whilst Everest Base Camp is just a Level 4. In a sense, therefore, reaching Annapurna Base Camp is a "easier" trek than any of the other two.

Is the Marangu path a challenging one?

The Marangu path ascends the mountain from the southeast, working its way up toward the top. In general, it is a path that is not too difficult, since there are not many strenuous ascents.

What is the total Length of the Marangu route?

The Marangu Route has a total distance of 82 kilometers, which is equal to 50 miles. It is possible to complete the Marangu Route in as little as five days; however, when you include in the days spent arriving and departing, the total time necessary is closer to nine or ten days.

What does it mean when people refer to Marangu as the Coca-Cola route?

The first path up Mount Kilimanjaro was the Marangu route, which is also well-known as the "Coca-Cola route" due to the fact that climbers may purchase a bottle of Coca-Cola at each of the huts along the way.

How many individuals make it to the summit of Kilimanjaro?

It is believed that between 45 and 65 percent of climbers on Kilimanjaro reach the peak of the mountain. This includes climbers who use any and all routes.

What is the success rate of Marangu route Kilimanjaro?

The Marangu Route is the one that has been around the longest and has the greatest history. Although it's the route with the lowest summit success percentage, many people may believe it to be the "simplest," but it doesn't change the fact that it has the lowest success rate overall. The success percentage of the journey is increased to 60 percent if it is planned out over a period of 6 days, whereas it is only 27 percent for the journey if it is planned out over 5 days.

What's Included

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Crater Fees
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Hot Water For Washing Purpose
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
  • Portable toilets and toilets tents
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

What's Excluded

  • Bank transfer charges & card payments processing fee
  • Cost of Visas.
  • Expenses belong to person nature e.g Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases, Laundry etc.
  • Insurance fees
  • International flights
  • Tips to mountain crew

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