7 Days classic Marangu Expedition

7 Days classic Marangu Expedition

7 Days classic Marangu Expedition

Route Overview

The 7 Days classic Marangu Expedition route is the easiest and shortest route up Kilimanjaro summit. The Marangu route offers moderate Kilimanjaro climbing from starting point to Kibo huts but from Kibo hut to the summit the trek need commitment as the track is strenuous.

The Marangu route is simply known as the “Coca cola” route due to the facts that drinks are sold in the huts as you trek up. Marangu is also the only offering comfortable sleeping huts at every campsite with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are shared by all climbers and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillows so require fewer supplies. There are washrooms with running water at the first two huts and basic washrooms at the last huts. Meals are shared in dinning huts at each camp you can mingle around and make some stories. Soft drinks bottle water and beer are available for sale at the huts and prices increase as you hike up. The minimum trekking days on Marangu route is 5 days but can be done in 6 days and have one day resting at Horombo hut for acclimatization before you attempt the summit.

Tour Summary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi
Day 2: Moshi – Mandara Hut
Day 3: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate – Moshi
Day 7: Departure

7 Days classic Marangu Expedition

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Moshi. You will have early evening pre-climbing briefing on the trek. Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort Moshi. (HB)

Day 2: Moshi - Mandara Hut

After breakfast depart for Kilimanjaro National park gate at Marangu. Once the necessary paper work has been completed start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Mandara Hut at 9000/2750m. Ascend for about 3 to 4 hours. Meals and overnight at Mandara Hut. {B, L, D}

Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

Early today after breakfast you will leave forest and trek along through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700 m. Approximately 5 to 7 trek. Meals and overnight at Horombo Hut. {B, L, D}

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “Last water point traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Approximately 5 to 7 hours trek. Meals and overnight at Kibo Hut. {B, L, D}

Day 5: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut

Today is the “big day” A very start for the summit on steep and heavy screen up to Gilman’s point at 18640ft/5681m till you arrive on the crater rim by sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 – 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Meals and overnight at Horombo Hut. {B, L, D

Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate - Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Moshi. You will have early evening pre-climbing briefing on the trek. Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort Moshi. (HB)

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport or to shuttle bus to Nairobi or to your next destination. {B/B}

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