KILIMANJARO: MARANGU ROUTE

8 DAY / 7 NIGHT

Marangu / Mandara / Horombo / Kibo / Uhuru Peak / Marangu

Itinerary:

TOUR REF:   SUN MT. KILIMANJARO 04

Stage 1

2 HRS DRIVE FROM ARUSHA TO MARANGU GATE (1970M / 6463 ft)
After registration 3- 4 hrs walk through a montane forest to Mandara Hut.  Walk is 8 km (5 mi).
Evening walk to Maundi Crater.  15-minute walk from Mandara Hut
Dinner and overnight Mandara Hut.

Stage 2

Mandara – Horombo
Trek: 11Km (7 mi), 5-7hrs, Ascent 1020m (3300 ft), Alt 3720m (12,140 ft)
Walk through moorland vegetation zone to Horombo hut
Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut

Stage 3

Horombo  (Acclimatising day)
Walk to saddle area (4350m / 14270 ft) via zebra rock (4000m/13120 ft) for Mawenzi Peak, Kibo Peak, and alpine desert views.
Walk back to Horombo Hut for lunch
Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut

Stage 4

Horombo – Kibo
Trek 10km (6 mi), 5 -7hrs, Ascent 1106m (3300 ft) Alt: 4,800m (15,750 ft)
From Horombo walk to Kibo Hut through moorland and alpine desert
Dinner and overnight Kibo Hut

Stage 5

Kibo Hut (another Acclimatising day)
Walk to William Point (5km/3 mi) - 1 ½ Hours and back to Kibo Hut for Lunch
Dinner and overnight Kibo Hut

Stage 6

Uhuru Point

Early wake up (Midnight) walk gently up and zig zag (switch back) at steepest areas,
slow walk ‘‘pole pole ’’ up to point (5681m / 18638 ft) – 4 hrs
then walk gently to Uhuru peak (5895m / 19,340 ft) )via Stella Point – 1hr – 3 hrs.
3hrs Descend to Kibo Hut & after rest another 2 ½ - 3 to Horombo Hut.
Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut

Stage 7

Horombo – Mandara Hut
3 hrs walk down to Mandara Hut for Lunch
descend down to Marangu Gate via Mandara Hut.
Dinner and overnight Mandara Hut

Stage 8

Mandara Hut – Marangu – Arusha
2-3 hours descent down to Marangu Gate
Drive 2 hrs drive back to Arusha.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transfers to/ from the gate, park fees, hut/camping fees, rescue fees, Meals, tea, coffee, guide, porters, and tent.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Tips drinks, climbing gears, sleeping bags and all items of personal use.

TEMPERATURE LOWER SLOPES

Day Time: 15-20 centigrade.
Nights: Chilly -5 centigrade.

TEMPERATURE HIGHER ALTITUDE:

Day Time  5-6 centigrade.
Night dropping to  - 10 centigrade.

TIPS ON WHAT TO BRING:

Anorak, Fleece, Walking Boots, Training shoes, Waterproof Jacket, Pants, Shirts, Trousers, Skirts, Socks, Gloves, Sun Hat, Balaclava / Woolen Hat, Gaiters, Thermal Underwear, Towel, Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Sun Glasses, Snow Goggles, Water Bottle, Walking Pole, Crampons, Torch / Flashlight, Sun Cream / Sun block, Lip salve, Penknife, Daypack, Camera, Films, Four Season Sleeping Bag,  water Purification Kit and First-aid Kit.

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