Marangu or Coca-Cola; course is the most famous course on Kilimanjaro today. It is the main course where short term visits are in cottages. This makes Marangu a decent choice for climbing during the blustery season. The course takes its beginning at the south-east of Mt Kilimanjaro. The entry to the course, Marangu Gate, is very near our climbing base at Aishi Machame Hotel. The ride there requires around 90 minutes. This course includes a very much trampled trail going through all the environment zones – from tropical
rainforest to timeless ice, and likewise will get you picturesque African scenes. Being the most famous and the most economical, the course might be packed in July-September and December – March. A 6-day choice is unequivocally suggested over the 5-the very first moment for better acclimatization.
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟎 | 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Kiliholidays representative, and transfer to Weru Weru River Lodge (https://www.weruweruriverlodge.com/ ) or Similar. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure
you are ready to begin the climb. 𝐁𝐞𝐝 & 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: Check-in starts at 1:00 PM.
DAY 1: TREKKING FROM MARANGU GATE TO MANDARA HUT.
A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and
registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so we recommend you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats. When you reach the camp, our mountain support crew will take care of the necessities, pitch the tents, and prepare lunch. Throughout the entire Marangu route, you will be spending your nights in special huts. They offer a great alternative to those who do not want to sleep in tents.
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚, 𝙨𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙣:
. Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
. Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
. Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 1,860 m to 2,700 m
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 5-7 hours
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 11 km
DAY 2: TREKKING FROM MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT.
Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi. Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you.
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐨 𝐇𝐮𝐭 (𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦) — 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐛𝐨 𝐇𝐮𝐭 (𝟑,𝟗𝟐𝟎 𝐦)
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝟐.𝟓 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞: 𝟏–𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬.
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟐,𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟓-𝟔 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟎 𝐤𝐦
DAY 3: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT HOROMBO HUT
After breakfast you will go on an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut and back. After lunch you have the opportunity to walk around the surrounding area, take pictures of Mawenzi Volcano or just sleep before the upcoming trekking to Kibo Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐨 𝐇𝐮𝐭 (𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦) — 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐞𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐢𝐛𝐨 𝐇𝐮𝐭 (𝟒,𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐦)
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝟓–𝟖 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞: 𝟑–𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬.
DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT.
On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult; just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the climbing to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water.
𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟒,𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟒-𝟖 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟎 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭
DAY 5: ASCEND TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCEND TO HOROMBO HUT
Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhurupeak (5,895 m). This stretch of Marangu Route is of a moderate physical difficulty, but high altitude puts any climbers body to the test. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m).
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞: 90% of mountain accidents – including broken limbs – happen on the way down. However, they are easily avoided by taking care of how and where you step.𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡
𝟒,𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟓,𝟖𝟗𝟓 𝐦
𝟓,𝟖𝟗𝟓 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟗-𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟔 𝐤𝐦
DAY 6: DESCEND FROM HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE
You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park’s exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guest book. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the 𝗪𝗲𝗿𝘂 𝗪𝗲𝗿𝘂 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗹. 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁; 𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵.
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟕: 𝐃𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄
Enjoy the tranquility of your hotel before the airport transfer.
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: while most hotels have an 11:00 AM check-out policy, they also offer late check-out for those with
evening or night flights. The fees are moderate.
- Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Mountain crew (cook & porters)
- Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
- Airport pick up on arrival and drop off after the treks
- Overnight stays in hotels and mountain huts
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water
- All national park fees
- All mentioned transfers
- Sleeping bag
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance