5 days / 4 nights
MT. KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE 5 DAY 4 NIGHT TREK
WELCOME TO TANZANIA
Marangu Route, commonly known as the Coca Cola route is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites.
Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. It is a shorter route with a steeper incline and less time for acclimatization it tends to have a lower summit success rate. This is the only route where the ascent and descent route are shared, thus creating more traffic.
Duration: 5 or 6 days
Thanks for Choosing Alpine chat adventure a local tour company in Moshi Tanzania feel at home and enjoy your Africa adventure with us, upon arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met with Alpine chat adventure representative and transferred for overnight accommodation at HOTEL IN MOSHI B&B. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.
DAY 1: MARANGU GATE – MANDARA HUTS: 7k /mi | 4-5 hrs. | Rainforest
Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2740m/9000ft
Departing from Moshi a 45-minute drive will take you through the Village of Marangu to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.
DAY 2: MANDARA HUTS – HOROMBO HUTS: 11km/3mi | 6-8hrs | Mooreland
Elevation: 2740m/9000ft to 3690m/12,100ft
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, through heath land, looking for giant lobelias and groundsels. Continue up into open moorlands where small shrubs are the main vegetation. Stop halfway for lunch, to enjoy amazing views of Mawenzi. Arrive at the Horombo Huts late afternoon beneath the spectacular Kibo Summit viewpoint. Temperatures begin to drop.
DAY 3: HOROMBO HUTS- KIBO HUTS: 10km/6mi | 6-8hrs | Semi Desert
Elevation: 3690m/12,100ft to 4695m/15,400ft
After breakfast, we continue on through the dwindling heath land that blends into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. Here while we stop for lunch, and later when you cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will be starting in just a few hours.
DAY 4: KIBO HUTS – SUMMIT: 4km /2.5 mi up | 5-7hrs | - HOROMBO HUTS: 14km /9mi down | 5-6hrs | Glaciers, Snow Capped Summit
Elevation: 4695m/15,400ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Descent to 3690m/12,100ft
Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
We continue our way to the summit in a switchback formation through trying to stay warm and focused of the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion we ascend through heavy scree and possibly snow towards Gillmans Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.
Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa!
After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. We begin our steep descent down to Horombo huts, stopping at Kibo for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Horombo Huts.
DAY 5: HOROMBO HUTS – MARANGU GATE – MOSHI: 18km/11mi |6-7hrs | Rainforest
Elevation: 3690m/12,100 to 1830m/6000ft
After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down stopping at the Mandara Huts for lunch. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. You return back to the Marangu Park Gate and receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.
From the gate, a vehicle will meet you to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 45 minutes). Enjoy a long over due hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
Overnight HOTEL IN MOSHI B&B. before being transferred to your journey home, safari or relaxing trip to Zanzibar.
5 days / 4 nights
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 2, max 20|
|Duration||5 days / 4 nights|
|Food options||Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, halal|
Lead Guide(s), Assistant Guide(s), for 2+ people.
English Speaking & Wilderness First Responder Trained
Cook, Porters, equipment, personal client luggage (15 kg per client)
The ratio of porters per client is 3 to 4.
Sleeping mat, 2-inch foam
Walk-in dining tent and table
Wash basins with hot water each morning and evening
FOOD & DRINK
Three meals per day & afternoon snack during the trek
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free upon request
Treated drinking water
(minimum of 3L per day while trekking with additional water available at camp)
Coffee and tea during the trek
HEALTH & SAFETY
Altitude sickness checklists
First aid kit
PREPARATION & FEES
Kilimanjaro National Park fees and VAT.
Camping/hut, rescue, conservation and taxes
Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
Pre-trek briefing with your guide
Round-trip transfer between Moshi and the park gate
• Personal trekking gear such as sleeping bag and clothing
• Favored beverages (soda and alcohol at hotels)
• Additional accommodation or meals resulting from early descent
• Tanzania entry visa
• Travel insurance
• Domestic or international flights
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
• Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
• ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFERS
Round-trip airport transfer between Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and Moshi
Hotel stays in Moshi pre- and post-trek (2 nights total) on bed & breakfast.
Tanzania entry visa you should apply
Travel insurance you should have to help you
Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Climb
The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.
Marangu Route is the most popular route known as the ‘coca-cola route’, Due to their uniqueness is the oldest and one of the most preferable routes. Many agree that, this is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro summit point, given its gradual slope.