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  1. Tanzania
  2. Arusha
  3. Kilimanjaro National Park

Arusha: 6 Day Kilimanjaro Trek via Marangu Route

Product ID: 223404
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Experience the trip of a lifetime and climb up Mount Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route, originally used by the first Europeans over 120 years ago. Spend 6 days hiking the route, admire stunning views across the landscape and make unforgettable memories.
About this activity
Duration 8 days
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  • Hike up Mount Kilimanjaro and make memories that will last a lifetime
  • Explore the lush montane forest as you hike to Mandara Hut
  • Spend an extra day and night at Horombo Hut for additional acclimatization
  • Enjoy staying in A-frame huts, instead of tents
Full description
This epic trip begins with pickup from Arusha city or Kilimanjaro airport, before transfer to Moshi to meet your guide. After a briefing with your guide, get kitted out with all the necessary gear for the trek and prepare for your adventure. After breakfast on the second day, drive to Marangu gate where the journey begins. Trek uphill for about 4-5 hours through the lush montane forest to reach your accommodation for the night at Mandara Hut.

Day three starts with an early wake up and leaves the last glades of the rainforest behind as you enter into the heath and moorland zone. Admire your first glimpse of the Mawenzi and Kimbo Peaks in the distance, and pass through beautiful fields of heather as the mountainside gradually opens up. Arrive at Horombo Hut in the mid-afternoon and spend some time relaxing and recuperating your energy from the morning walk. Admire the stunning surrounding scenery while the chefs prepare dinner, then spend 2 days at Horombo to acclimatize. On the extra day, enjoy a 4-hour round trip hike to Mawenzi Hut, visiting the Zebra Rocks on the way.

On day five, begin to gradually climb towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. These walks will be at a slow pace until you reach Kibo Hut to spend the night and gain your strength for the next day. Your guide wakes you up just before midnight on the sixth day with some hot tea and snacks. Then it's time to bundle up warm and start the uphill climb. This is the toughest day of the trip, but at sunrise you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Mawenzi, Kibo and the plains below.

Slowly wind your way over rocky outcrops until you reach the crater at Gillman’s Point. The toughest part of the climb is over now, as there is only about 2 hours to Uhuru Peak, the summit, where a truly epic view awaits you. Spend about half an hour celebrating at the summit before descending towards Horombo. On the seventh say, hike down past Mandara Hut to the exit gate, where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Finally, travel back to your hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved hot shower and a farewell dinner with your guides.
  • Park fees
  • Government taxes
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • All meals from start to completion
  • Licensed, professional mountain guides
  • Full-board hut accommodation while trekking
  • Accommodation on the trek is in shared hut facilities
  • 2-nights accommodation in Moshi before/after trekking
  • Enough treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • All transfers and pickup from Arusha/ Moshi or Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO ​
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Extra hotel nights
  • Bottled beverages
  • International travel vaccinations
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (available online)
  • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
  • Spending on personal items such as gifts etc
  • International round-trip travel costs into and out of Tanzania
  • Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition
  • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and medical evacuation or any rescue costs
Organized by

Shrike Safaris

Product ID: 223404