Climb Kilimanjaro - Mangaru Route (Silver)

6 Nights

Kilimanjaro

The Marangu Route: 

Often considered the easiest and one of the most popular routes to the summit, the Marangu route is used by almost 40% of all climbers and uses comfortable mountain huts  with solar power lighting.

It is suitable for those adventurers who are not particularly experienced in the  mountains, therefore  classified as a moderate trek rather than a climb. Although the trail can be  a little crowded at certain  times of the year, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climate zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trek. The real highlight is the walk from  Gillman’s point along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that occupy most of the summit area. The views as the sun rises behind M awenzi on a clear  morning are absolutely magnificent - The Rift Valley, Mt. Meru and the Masai Steppes stand out from the endless plains, almost three vertical miles below.

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  • Day 1 - Arrival
  • Day 2 - Trekking from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
  • Day 3 - Trekking from,Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Day 4 - Trekking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
  • Day 5 - Trekking to Uhuru Peak and descent to Horombo Hut
  • Day 6 - Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
  • Day 7 - Departure
  • Additional Information


Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be meet by your Travel representative, and transfer to your hotel. 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 by the climb representatives, who will share various information or you upcoming climb and ensure you are ready to embark on your adventure  

Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Overnight Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Meals Included: Ro

Aishi Machame Hotel

The hotel is situated at the foothills of the Mount Kilimanjaro. The ambiance here is unique – surrounded by the African wilderness, this place is a real hideaway from bustling civilization and a perfect place to unwind. Aishi Machame Hotel features cosy garden view rooms, a swimming pool with a lounge zone, bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

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 (2,700 m). 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)  

Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) — Mandara Hut (2,700 m)  

Hiking distance: 11 km

Hiking time: 5 –7 hours 

Meals Included: Full Board

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.  

Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:

Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)  

Hiking distance: 10 km

Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours  

Acclimatization hike:

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)  

Hiking distance: 2.5 km  

Hiking time: 1 – 2 hours

Meals Included: Full Board

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 trekking 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.  
Change in Elevation:

Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Kibo Hut (4,700 m)  

Hiking distance: 10 km

Hiking time: 4 – 8 hours 

Meals Included: Full Board

Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem.

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).  

Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
— Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)  

Hiking distance: 16 km

Hiking time: 9 – 12 hours 

Meals Included: Full Board

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 tocongratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook.

Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Marangu Gate (1,860 m)  

Hiking distance: 18 km

Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours  

Overnight Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Meals Included: Full Board

Aishi Machame Hotel

The hotel is situated at the foothills of the Mount Kilimanjaro. The ambiance here is unique – surrounded by the African wilderness, this place is a real hideaway from bustling civilization and a perfect place to unwind. Aishi Machame Hotel features cosy garden view rooms, a swimming pool with a lounge zone, bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

Rest in the hotel and transfer to Kilimanjaro airport. (If dayrooms are required this can be arranged and paid directly at the hotel).  

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. 

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

**  Extra Acclimatisation Night (Between Day 3 & Day 4)

After having breakfast, you will start acclimatization hike towards Kibo Camp and go back. After lunch, you will  have an opportunity to rest and take some photos, having Kibo and  Mawenzi volcanoes as a spectacular background.  

Acclimatization hike
Elevations: Horombo Camp (3720 m) – Set point (3920 m)  
Trekking distance: 2 km  
Duration of trekking: 1-2 hours


 RATE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
• Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;  
• Transfer to the hotel — Aishi Machame Hotel in Moshi*;  
• Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);  
• Transfer to the trail head;  
• Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates,  along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);  
• Kilimanjaro National Park permits;  
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;  
• Camping/hut fees;  
• 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish  and meat, fresh fruit and  vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;  
• Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;  
• Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;  
• First aid kit;  
• Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);  
• Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);  
• Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
• Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);  
• International certificates for a successful ascent;  
• Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.  

THE CLASSIC ͞SILVER RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• Airline tickets;  
• Visa fee;  
• Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);  
• Personal gear rentals;  
• Tips for the mountain crew  
• Mountaineering and Flying Doctor insurance
• Sleeping bags
• Portable toilet and shower (not possible);

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THE CLIMB

KIT LIST:
• Small backpack (20 – 40 liters) for your daily necessities;  
• Large duffel bag for your belongings, which will be carried by a porter (80 – 120 liters);  
• Sleeping bag (designed for up to − 15°C);  
• Rain poncho, a water-proof covering for your backpack;  
• Hiking boots with a water-repellent layer and good protector;  
• Gym shoes for the first days of the climb and to change at the camp;  
• Hiking pants for the first days of the climb (2 pairs);  
• Waterproof pants;  
• Warm ski pants (designed for −15°C);  
• T-shirts, long sleeve shirts (4–5 pieces);  
• Soft-shell or fleece jacket;  
• Windproof jacket;  
• Insulated jacket for -15°C is an absolute necessity for the final ascent to the summit;  
• Thermal underwear for active sports (preferably 2 pairs);  
• Light trekking gloves;  
• Mittens/gloves designed for −15°C for the final ascent to the summit;  
• Hiking socks (4 – 5 pairs);  
• Gaiters for protection against dust/snow;  
• Cap/panama hat/hat to protect your face and neck against the equatorial sun;  
• Fleece hat;  
• Balaclava for wind protection during the final summit ascent;  
• Alpine sunglasses or googles (don't take cheap Chinese sunglasses); • Headlamp + extra batteries;  
• Trekking poles;  
• Water flasks (2 liters in total); the flask may be substituted by a water bladder instal led in your backpack;  
• SPF 40-50+ sunblock;  
• Lip balm;  
• Towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush;  
• Personal medication in case of a chronic disease;