Kilimanjaro National Park Headquarters, Tanzania

Duration

5 days

Start Time

09:00 AM

Pick up not included

Language

English , German , French , Italian

from $1700

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Overview

The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is, unfortunately, less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason. Dodo Group Tanzania Limited offers Marangu as a Six or Seven-day private climb. The five-day variation does not have an acclimatization day on day three at Horombo Hut. Extra additional day additional cost of $275 will be applied

Pick Up Point

At guest hotel

Day 1 of Tour

Arrival

Our Driver will Pick you from the Airport (KIA), Drive to the preferred Hotel in Moshi for Briefing, Orientation, Equipment Check, Dinner, and Overnight.

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

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paperwork has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi Approx. time taken: 5 hoursMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Non-Vegetarian Available

Snacks
Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Tasting menu

Tickets

All Entrance and Park fees Included

Entrance fee
Accommodation Details

Type

Other

Name

Mandara Hut

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Mandara Marangu

Website

Notes

Dormitory Style Bunk Beds

Day 2 of Tour

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

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo, and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi Approx.Time took: 9 hoursMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Non-Vegetarian Available

Snacks
Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Tasting menu

Tickets

All Entrance and Park fees Included

Entrance fee
Accommodation Details

Type

Other

Name

Horombo Hut

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Horombo Hut

Website

Notes

Dormitory Style Bunk Beds

Day 3 of Tour

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

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This near vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi Approx.Time took: 7 hoursMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Non-Vegetarian Available

Snacks
Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Tasting menu

Tickets

All Entrance and Park fees Included

Entrance fee
Accommodation Details

Type

Other

Name

Kibo Hut

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Kibo Hut Marangu

Website

Notes

Dormitory Style Bunk Beds

Day 4 of Tour

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

Horombo Hut to Kibo HutElevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ftDistance: 10 km/6 milesHiking Time: 6-8 hoursHabitat: Alpine DesertWe 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.

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Non-Vegetarian Available

Snacks
Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Tasting menu

Tickets

All Entrance and Park fees Included

Entrance fee
Accommodation Details

Type

Other

Name

Horombo Hut

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Horombo Hut-Horombo

Website

Notes

Dormitory Style Bunk Beds

Day 5 of Tour

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

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi Approx.Time taken: 8 hoursMeals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Departure

This day left for your next destination. A vehicle will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for celebration. Depart for the airport or other destinations in Tanzania. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to beaches in Zanzibar so as we can arrange many reasonably priced trips and safaris around Moshi and the Kilimanjaro region. If you fly back home our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Non-Vegetarian Available

Snacks
Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch

Tickets

All Entrance and Park fees Included

Entrance fee
Accommodation Details

Type

Hotel

Name

Patmos Hotel

Rating

Address

Soweto-Moshi

Website

Notes

Nice and Clean Hotel with, Ace, Hot Shower, Bar, Restaurant, Garden and WIFI

Good to know

Technical Clothing 1 -Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood 1 -Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down, warm 1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell 3 -Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric 1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric 1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side zipper recommended) 2 -Hiking Pants 1 – Fleece Pants 1 – Shorts (optional) 1 – Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric 4 – Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended 3 – Sports Bra (women) Headwear 1 -Brimmed Hat, for sun protection 1 – Knit Hat, for warmth 1 – Balaclava or Buff (recommended) Handwear 1 -Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended) 1 – Gloves, light Footwear 1 -Hiking Boots or Shoes, warm, waterproof 4 -Socks, wool or synthetic 1 -Gaiters, waterproof (optional) Accessories 1 -SunglassesSunglasses or Goggles 1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional) 1 -Water Bottle(Nalgene, 32 oz.) 1 – Water Bladder (Camelbak type, 3 liters) 1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional) 1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (recommended) Stuff Sacks, Dry Bags or “Ziploc”-Type Plastic Bags, to keep gear dry and separate. Note that there is a general ban on plastic bags in Tanzania, however, Ziploc-type bags for toiletries are permitted for tourists. Paperwork Trip Receipt Passport Visa (available at JRO) Immunization Papers Insurance Documents Equipment 1 -Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons* 1 – Camp Pillow, inflatable (optional) 1 -Trekking Poles, collapsable (highly recommended)* 1 -Head Lamp, with extra batteries 1 -Duffel Bag, 70L-90L capacity, for porters to carry your equipment 1 -Daypack, 30-35L capacity, for you to carry your personal gear *maybe rented on location Other Toiletries Prescriptions Sunscreen Lip Balm Insect Repellent, containing DEET First Aid Kit Hand Sanitizer Toilet Paper Wet Wipes (recommended) Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional) Electrolytes, powder, or tablets (optional) Camera, with extra batteries (optional) The most common mistake that climbers make is that they over pack and bring way too much gear. Be selective in what you take with you. Please note that our porters are limited to carrying 33 lbs (15 kgs) of your personal belongings. Everything the porters will carry for you between campsites should be placed into the duffel bag, including the sleeping bag, but it is OK to pack the sleeping bag separately if necessary. If you rent a sleeping bag from us, note that the bag weighs 5 lbs 6 oz. and this weight does count against the 33 lb limit. Our porters will place your duffel bag and sleeping bag into a large, sturdy, waterproof bag with a roll-top closure. If you have excess weight, you will be required to hire an additional porter. It is rare to require an extra porter and should happen only in special cases, such as for carrying extensive photography equipment. You are expected to bring everything you need, though we do rent warm sleeping bags and trekking poles on location. All extra luggage, items you will not use on your climbs, such as safari clothing, gear, and equipment, can also be safely stored at the hotel. Plastic, recyclable water bottles are not allowed in the park, due to past problems with litter. So water should be carried in Nalgene bottles, water bladders, or similar devices. You should be able to carry 3-4 liters of water with you at all times. Please do not bring alcohol. It is illegal to have alcohol in the park. Our staff will not carry it for you. Besides, drinking and high altitude do not mix well. Checked luggage on airplanes can get lost or delayed on the way to Tanzania. You should prepare for this possibility by wearing or carrying on the items that are essential to your Kilimanjaro climb. While most clothing, gear, and equipment can be replaced in Tanzania prior to your climb, there are some things that you should not replace. Dodo Group Tanzania Limited, recommends that you wear one complete hiking outfit on the plane, including a long sleeve shirt, hiking pants, underwear, socks, and hiking boots. In your carry on baggage, you should bring your backpack, waterproof jacket and pants, insulated jacket, fleece pants, snacks, toiletries, medications, camera, and all paperwork. Airline regulations do not allow you to carry trekking poles on the plane. Make sure you do wear/carry your hiking boots; wearing a different pair of boots on your climb will likely cause blistering. If your baggage is lost or delayed, please notify us immediately upon your arrival so we can assist you in assembling the necessary gear. We will take you to local, independently owned rental gear shops in Moshi. Note that these shops generally carry second-hand items that may not be up to Western standards. Dodo Group Tanzania Limited, cannot guarantee the fit, quality, or functionality of items found in local shops. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to carry on the most important pieces of gear as noted above. We will make reasonable attempts to deliver delayed luggage to you on the mountain. All additional expenses that are incurred by us while resolving lost or delayed luggage problems must be reimbursed locally.

Important Information

Minimum age

9-90

Activity level

Extreme

Additional requirements

Cost Covers: Pre & Post Trek accommodation Professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters Transportation to & from the mountain gate Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees 18% VAT on tour fees & services Double layered Sleeping Mats 3 meals daily while on the mountain Filtered water throughout the trek Portable toilets and toilets tents Hot Water For Washing Purpose Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport. Cost does not Cover: International flights Tips to mountain crew Cost of Visas. Insurance fees Bank transfer charges & card payments processing fee. Expenses belong to person nature e.g Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases, Laundry, etc.

Cancellation Policy

Moderate

Cancel up to 14 days before Tour Starting time and get 50% refund

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