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6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek – Marangu Route

  • Destination: Kenya, Tanzania
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: $1750

A trek to Mt Kilimanjaro can be a highlight of your life. Truly breath taking experience, bring your camera, you will never want to forget this unique experience.

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Affectionately known as the “Coca-Cola route”, Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route. This is not always the best way due to a shorter acclimatization period. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals.

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara hut (2700m)
Hiking time: 5h
Distance: Approximately 12kms
Habitat: Montane forest

Day 2: Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 6h
Distance: Approximately 15kms
Habitat: Moorland

Day 3: Horombo hut (3720m) – Acclimatisation day

Day 4: Horombo hut (3720m) – Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 6h
Distance: Approximately 15kms
Habitat: Alpine desert

Day 5: (Summit Attempt) Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 8h to Uhuru, 6h to get to Horombo
Distance: Approximately 6kms ascent, 21kms descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 6h
Distance: Approximately 27kms
Overnight at the Springlands hotel

Standard Climbers Rate based on 6 Days Kilimanjaro climb and 2 days at hotel

1 Person 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax+
usd$1750 usd$1649 usd$1529 usd$1450

NB: We start the climb any day of the year, choose any other date which fits your schedule

Our Standard Package includes the following:

• Arrival & departure transfers between Kilimanjaro Airport
• Breakfast and dinner is included on your first and last night at the hotel for both Moshi If Moshi option is chosen – 2 Nights, twin-shared,
• Option to upgrade to Luxury class accommodation at supplementary cost (must be done when booking)
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• All National Park gate fees
• All camping fees
• Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro rescue team fees)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cooks
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain
• Food of a superior quality and variety offered for the duration of your climb compared to the climbers package
• Lunch is prepared fresh at the lunch stop – on the climbers package are you given a lunch pack in the morning
• Hot drinks on the mountain
• All meals including lunch to be served inside a mountain mess tent (only breakfast and dinner served inside a mess tent on the climbers package)
(Not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals is served at the camps in designated mess halls)
• Higher quality tents, sleeping mat, camp table and camping chairs compared to that used on the climbers package. (Not applicable on the Marangu route as accommodation is in A-frame huts)
• Portable toilet available at additional cost (Portable toilet not allowed on the Marangu route)
• Climbing permit
• Certificate for your successful summit attempt
• Emergency Portable oxygen (to be used in case of emergency only, not used as summit aid)
• Uniquely advantageous acclimatization procedures
• Superior logistical arrangements that promote optimal hydration, digestion and rest for the duration of your climb
• More complete First Aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Government climbing taxes
• The option to have a private climb at no additional charge whether you are 1, 2 or 3 climbers!
• 3 liters of mineral water (per hiker) for the first day on your climb
• Sports energy drink for your summit night
• Travel info pack
Excluded from above package rates:

• Items of a personal nature
• Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$130 to US$ 250 per hiker – depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
• Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders)
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
• Optional travel insurance
• Personal hiking/trekking gear
• Airfares and departure taxes
• Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks

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