6 Days Marangu route-Kilimanjaro climb


6 Days Marangu route-Kilimanjaro climb: Africa Natural Tours (For Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar) Tanzania safari company in Moshi
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6 Days Marangu route-Kilimanjaro climb

Climb Kilimanjaro 6 Days Marangu route. Marangu route is the best and easiest route on Kilimanjaro
The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is January to February and September. But also this route can be used even during wet season.
July to August is usually colder and November to December can be wet. April/May not recommended
January to March is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
Summit Success Rates: Gilman’s Point (90%). Uhuru Peak (89%).

6 Days Marangu route-Kilimanjaro climbing

Day 1: Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut
Climbing: Moshi to Kilimanjaro
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (about 45 minutes), register and start the climb. Walking through the rainforest to the Mandara Campsite. A side trip to Maundi Crater here is a good to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and part of Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus foliage trees, bird life, and rare Colobus monkeys.

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Climbing: Kilimanjaro 6 days Marangu route
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending trail on the open moorlands to the Horombo camp. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.
9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m | 11 km | 6-8 hours | Heath land | Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 3: Horombo Hut | Climbing: Kilimanjaro
Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.
Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut | Climbing: Kilimanjaro
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heath land but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit Kilimanjaro.
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m | 10 km | 6-8 hours | Alpine Desert | Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

Day 5: Kibo Camp to Summit then Horombo Hut Climbing: Kilimanjaro
Early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m | 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m | 4 km up / 14 km down | 10-15 hours | Alpine Desert}
Meals: BLD | Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut 

Day 6 : Horombo Hut to Moshi | Climbing: Kilimanjaro to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
Our driver will meet you at Marangu village/gate and drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m | 18km | 5-7 hours | Meals: B

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