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7D/6N MARANGU ROUTE CLIMBING

From SGD 2995

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 metres from its base to 5,895 metres above sea level. The Marangu route is by far the most popular way to the summit. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in mountain huts with all the basic necessities. It usually takes 5 days/4nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in 6days/5nights to add acclimatization with an extra day at Horombo Hut.

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Moshi Town

Pick up from Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town. Half Board accommodation at a Base Hotel in Moshi.

Day 02: Marangu Gate and Mandara encampment

After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, we will depart to Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon registering with park authorities, our climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to the Mandara encampment. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. We will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m), an attractive collection of buildings. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 03: Mandara

Today we will continue our ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. We will spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are characteristic of this semi-alpine zone. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 04: Mountain Trek

Our trek continues past the final watering point, and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as we enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and, once we cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. This seven-hour walk will be taken at a slow pace. We will spend the night at Kibo Hut (4,703m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut). This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of under 250mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.

Day 05: Kilimanjaro Summit

Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman’s Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman’s Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater’s edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where we will spend our last night on the mountain.

Day 06: Descent to Moshi

Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to a Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight.

Day 07: Departure

After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha town.

PRICE INCLUDES 

  • Park fees.
  • Food on the mountain (B/L/D).
  • Experienced cooks, guides and porters.
  • Transport from Moshi to the Mountain gate.
  • Drinking water (Not Mineral water) & fruit juices
  • Fees of national park approved guide and porters.
  • Tents, dining or mess tents, camping table and chairs.(On camping routes only).
  • Ground transfers with pick up and drop off from Arusha or JRO to/from base Hotel in Moshi
  • 2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) in either Park View Inn or Sal Salinero Hotel depending on availability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  • Prices are per person for a group size of 6 pax
  • Package valid till Dec 2017
  • Prices do not include climbing equipment
  • Confirmation of package is subject to Availability
  • All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
  • All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions

*Please get in touch for complete list of climbing equipment that will be provided