Marangu Route popular “Tourist Route” other call “Coca-Cola Route” is the most popular route and called “touristy” route because has sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola. This option requires 6 days to the top of the mountainand back to the gate
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha, Planet Lodge and get program briefing.
Breakfast, drive from your hotel to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Star climbing through dense semi- tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and overnight at Madara hut, B.L.D
Breakfast, ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut. B.L.D
Today we spend the acclimatization day at Horombo by hiking to a nearby Mawenzi and the surrounding and come back the hut for lunch, Horombo, B.L.D
Day 5: From Horombo hut (12,000ft) to Kibo hut (15,000ft)
Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at kibo hut, B.L.B
Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through Gilman point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2hours from Kibo hut to Gilman point and from Gilman point to Uhuru peak (19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo hut for diner and overnight after a short break at kibo hut, B.L.D
Breakfast, descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to Planet Lodge. B.L
Transfer to the airport for your return flight, B
|Prices in USD||$1800||1850|
|Cost for adding an extra day on the trek||$220||220|
|Marangu gate- Mandara hut||3-4 hours|
|Mandara- Horombo hut||5-6 hours|
|Horombo-Kibo hut||5-6 hours|
|Kibo-gilmans point||5-6 hours|
|Gilmans – Uhuru Peak||1-2 hours|
Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro Airport transfers. Also, fee bust shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if flying to /from Nairobi
Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses we use the highest quality expedition tents of Eureka and MountainHardware.
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes.
Services of a professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking.
Services of English –speaking assistant guide(s), a skilled cook, and enough numbers of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a dining tent.
Dining tent on the trek.
Transport from your hotel to the mountain, and back to your hotel
Use of radios/phones to increase your safety.
Group average of 4-6 climbers, maximum of 10
Discount is available for group of 3 or more, booking together.
Items of a person nature such as passport, visa, traveler insurance, medical evacuation insurance (a 50$value)
Tips to guides and porters
International Airfare (unless explicitly stated)
Medical Equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs:
$250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency Oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher.
Please not these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.