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6 Days Mount-kilimanjaro marangu-route

6 Days Mount-kilimanjaro marangu-route

6 Days Mount-kilimanjaro marangu-route

Fondly referred to as the “Coca-Cola route”, Marangu is still the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. This is partly as a result of being the only route on Kilimanjaro according trekkers relative luxury of sleeping in huts along the entire route as well as the possibility to accomplish the route in 6 days.

6 Days Mount-kilimanjaro marangu-route

DAY 1: NAIROBI – MASHI

Arrive Namanga border town at 1000 hrs.
After immigration formalities, continue to .Arusha for lunch. Drive to Moshi where the afternoon is spent organizing climbing gear. Dinner and overnight at Moshi.

DAY 2: MOSHI – MANDARA HUT

After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu gate an altitude of 1,860
Walk to Mandara hut 2,741m ( 9,00ft) through dense semi-tropical rain forest , for your overnight on Kilimanjaro meals and overnight at hut.

DAY 3: MANDARA – HOROMBO HUT

Start early morning for a ten hours walk towards Horombo . The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both mawezi and Kibo peaks in view . You spend your second night at the mountain at Horombo hut , an altitude of 3,761m ( 12, 335ft)

6 Days Mount-kilimanjaro marangu-route

DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT

Take a tiring 13km walk which takes 6hrs to Kibo Hut 732m ( 15,520 fts0 above sea level . Spectacular mountain vegetation like cactus ,ground well and lobelia appear meals and overnight at the hut.

DAY 5: KIBO- UHURU PEAK –HOROMBO HUT

The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2.00 am . It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman’s point
( 5, 681m) 18,630 fts from Gilman’s it takes 11/2 to 2 hours to Uhuru peak, 5, 896m (19,344) Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: HOROMBO – MOSHI

Descend is rapid – After breakfast , drive to Arusha for lunch , then to Nairobi via Namanga Border tow, arriving early in the evening.

6 Days Mount-kilimanjaro marangu-route

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