6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking- Marangu Route

6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking- Marangu Route- Description

Mount Kilimanjaro rises from the parched plains of northern Tanzania, through a large belt of woodland and high alpine heath, to an almost naked desert, and eventually to the snow-capped peak, Uhuru Peak, just 3 degrees south of the Equator. Mt. Kilimanjaro is made up of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 5895 m (19340 ft), Mawenzi 5149 m (16896 ft), and Shira 3962 m. It is one of the world’s tallest free-standing mountains (13000 ft). The name is veiled in obscurity.

Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Mandara hut in Moshi Marangu

At 8 a.m., depart Moshi for Marangu Gate. The trip to Marangu takes around an hour, and when you arrive at the gate, you’ll be greeted by your Ascend Tanzania guides, cooks, and porters. Begin your Kilimanjaro climb after finishing gate registration. For the most of the hike, walk along a narrow track through Kilimanjaro’s jungle. At Kisambioni, the halfway point on day one, have a picnic lunch. Continue going through the woods after lunch until you reach Mandara Hut. Take a short trek to Maundi Crater or relax for the remainder of the day. On a clear day, the views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest over Mawenzi Peak are spectacular, making the short climb well worth it.

The A-frame is a type of frame that is used to hold Mandara Huts, which consist of multiple sleeping huts and an eating space, can accommodate up to seventy people. All of Marangu’s huts contain mattresses and beds.

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut 3,200 meters

Leave Mandara Hut through the Kilimanjaro trees after breakfast for Horombo Hut. The majority of the hike will take place on Kilimanjaro’s moorland, which is a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Before heading to Horombo Hut, stop at Kambi ya Taabu for a picnic meal. Enjoy stunning views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks if the weather is clear. Arrive at Horombo Hut at 3 p.m. and relax for the remainder of the afternoon.

The Horombo Huts are the nicest on Kilimanjaro, despite being highly busy. Hikers ascending, descending, and acclimating can stay in the modest A-frame buildings, which can each hold up to eight people. Horombo can house up to a hundred hikers, as well as a large number of porters, cooks, and guides.

Horombo Hut to Mawenzi, Day 3

The third day is for acclimatization. To get the most out of your hike, we recommend going all the way to Mawenzi Hut. The hike will improve your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak while also providing spectacular vistas of Kibo. Return to Horombo in the late afternoon for a late lunch. Horombo is a great place to spend the afternoon and evening.

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut on Day 4

After breakfast, depart Horombo Hut for a hike into the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro’s higher elevations. After roughly an hour of climbing, you’ll reach Maua River, a little mountain stream. The ground flattens out beyond Maua, and the vegetation begins to fade. At Middle Red Hill, take a break for lunch. Continue on a steady rise through Kilimanjaro’s Saddle for another two hours after lunch. Although the landscape on the road to Kibo is barren and devoid of flora, the vistas of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks are breathtaking. Around 3 p.m., arrive at Kibo Hut to recover and prepare for your midnight ascent.

Day 5: Summit of Kibo Hut, then Horombo Hut

Awaken about midnight for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s roof. The trip begins with a strenuous five-hour hike to the crater rim’s Gillman’s Point. Although this is the most straightforward of the three crater ascent routes, it is still quite challenging. William’s Point, the first major rest stop, is located at 5000 meters and is about a two-hour climb from Kibo Hut. Continue for another thirty minutes before starting the rocky switchbacks to Gillman’s Point (5,681 meters).

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate, Day 6

Finish the hike with a descent to Marangu Gate after breakfast. Your final hike on Kilimanjaro is a magnificent one that takes you through the cloud forest of Kilimanjaro. On the way down, keep an eye on your step because the route can be slick. At Marangu Gate, Ascend Tanzania vans will be ready to transport you back to Moshi. T-shirts and refreshments will be available for purchase at the gate.

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