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5 Days Marangu route

Orkiu Adventure offers Marangu as six day private climb.

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  • Vacation Style Adult Group
  • Activity Level Quite Tough
  • Group Size Medium Grougs
About Marangu Route

This is the only route which 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.

Among these are the world-famous and iconic Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and of course their less well-known neighbours, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.

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.

The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions.
Whats included in this hiking
  • All Accomodation before climb and after climb.
  • Rescue fees on the mountain.
  • Meals and breackfast.
  • Transport from arrivel point to Moshi/to Departure point.
  • All applicable permits, entrance fees and government taxes.
  • Full trek staff arrangements and English spearking mountain guides.
  • Porters to carry equipments, cooks and waiters.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Oximeter on the mountain.
Whats not included in this hiking
  • Alcohol or Beverage (Drinks rather than water.).
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles, hiking shoes, ets.
  • Extras in the hotel.
  • Tips for Guides and Porters.
  • And all not listed above.
  1. Day 0 Arrive Day

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), We meet you at your logde/hotel a day be for detailed briefing & gear checking.

  2. Day 1 Mandara Hut

    After your breackfast Pickup from your Hotel to Marangu Gate(1980m) for start point toward to Mandara Hut (2700m).

  3. Day 2 Mandara Hut (2700 m) - Horombo Hut (3720 m)

    After your breackfast at Mandara Hut (2700m) you'll continue with your trecking toward to Horombo hut (3720m).

  4. Day 3 Horombo Hut (3720) -Acclimatazation day

    After breakfast Horombo Hut, spend a day here allowing your body to adjust to high altitude. If you wish you can have a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (46 00 m) for further acclimatization with your guide. Your preference for this day will decide on where to have lunch if you will hike to Mawezi then you will take packed lunch.

  5. Day 4 Horombo Hut (3,720 m) -kibo Hut (4,700)

    Your hiking day will start after breakfast, Saddle the area in-between Mawenzi and Kibo can be reached in two different routes, through the upper route which is eroded and stomy or by taking the lower route which is easier and most recommended where you can pass near the water point at (4200 m) which is the last in this route. You will reach Kibo huts at (4700 m) after 2 walking hours. Kibo hut is at the barren Alpine desert with only grasses and everlasting flowers. Kibo huts are built with stone blocks and have 60 bunk beds and platform toilets. Reaching the camp same procedures will follow as per previous days.

  6. Day 5 Summit attempt: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) -Uhuru peak 5,895 m & back to Horombo Hut (3,720)

    This is the final part of your Mt Kilimanjaro climbing on Marangu route, You will start at midnight. On this day after early dinner your guide will give you a detailed briefing on how you can successful get to the summit, what to pack, what to wear and on so. You will then prepare all needed gears before going to sleep as the starting hours will be around mid-night depends on your pace. Your guide will point them pot during briefing. Since your guide has been watching your pace on previous days he will schedule the staring time which will likely to be at 23:00 or 23:30, you may have some tea and biscuits before starting. The hiking will continue and at this point your about to reach the summit but it can be of a great challenge. Getting there weather how you feel will determine the time to be spent at the summit enjoying & taking pictures but it will not be much longer at this altitude before starting your way down and back to Kibo hut at (4700 m) for lunch break. After lunch you will stretch further down to Horombo hut at (3720 m), it will take you not less than 3 hours to get there.

  7. Day 6 Horombo Hut (3720 m) -Marangu gate (1,980 m)

    You will have breakfast at Horombo hut before starting your last day down from Kilimanjaro. Hot lunch will be served at Mandara hut (27,00 m), little rest before starting your way, hopeful the path is familiar as you have passed here on your first day. Reaching Marangu gate, you will provide some details to the register on where you have reached. Certificate for reaching Gilmann’s Point is in green color & gold certificate (big Diploma) for reaching Uhuru Peak the actual summit of Kilimanjaro Mountain. This will be the time for celebration singing & dancing followed by tips session, you may start with potters, cook & lastly the guides.

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

With the rapid growth of tourism industry in Tanzania in early 1990's major towns and all National Parks have developed a large number of hostel, hotels, lodges, Luxury tented Lodges and Campsites, all these places are comfortable and secured to stay during your expedition.

Tanzania is home to some amazing settings for an Africa Safari,a untouched wilderness. Tanzania Safaris and lodges is home to a treasure trove wildlife and vast.

Three types of accommodation

Luxury Lodges: Tanzania has an impressive number of five-star hotels, luxury beach resorts, city escapes, boutique guesthouses, and luxury safari camps and lodges.

Private Islands: For a real treat after a safari adventure, head east to Pemba island or Mnemba island for a desert-island-lost-in-a-tropical-paradise experience, and a true barefoot luxury holiday.

Tented Camps: In many of the national parks and conservation areas, you can find luxu and mid-range tented camps. These put you closer to nature, whilst retaining all the amenities and creature comforts you want on a safari.

Food selections in a safari:

Most lodges which are booked during safaris in Tanzania prepare food which their guests are used to and during the reservations stage; the guest can inform the lodge of any special dietary requests and the chef will prepare the meals to the satisfaction of the guest.

Breakfast or brunch: You can expect anything from omelets to quiches with a variety of salads. Continental breakfast is also typically served with toast, sausage, pastries, charcuterie, cold meat, coffee, and tea. Cereals, fruits, bread, eggs, and cheese are also very common.

Lunch: More often than not, lunches are served picnic style in the middle of your game drive. Sometimes, guides/drivers also take you back to the lodge or camp for a hearty meal before going on an afternoon or sundowner game drive. Food is usually composed of sandwiches and fruits.

Dinner: Prepared at the lodge or camp, dinner is usually served in three courses: soup, mains, and pudding. Butternut soup, vegetable curry, and fruit pudding is a very common combo, but of course, there will be a variety during your stay ranging from meat, fish and pasta dishe served with assorted vegetables and sauces.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Shared Rooms included in teh Price Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Individual Rooms not included in the Price Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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