mt kilimajaro climb marangu 7 day

mt kilimanjaro climbing marangu route 7 days treking

Day 1: Nairobi – Arusha

Pick up from the Airport or from your hotel after the breakfast, the departure is normally 0800am, then proceed to Kenya and Tanzania border by the name Namanga, the drive from Nairobi to the border normally takes about 2-3 hrs, on arrival visit the migration department, those who do not have the visa obtain one and this process normally takes about 30min depending with the people applying. The visa cost 50usd for Non Americans and 100usd for American citizens, after the migration proceed to Arusha and this will take you about 1.5-2hrs.

mt kilimanjaro climbing marangu route 7 days treking

Marangu Route

 

Day 2: Arusha – Mandara Hut

After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu Gate (1860m). Walk 9 kms through dense semi-tropical Rain Forest to Mandara Hut (2744m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

Depart early morning for a 10hr walk up to Horombo Hut (3761m). The landscape becomes more rigged and rocky but superb, with mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

After breakfast, proceed on a 6hr walk through spectacular mountain vegetation to Kibo Hut (4732m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Kibo Hut Uhuru Peak – Horombo

The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2:00 am. It takes about 5 hrs to the most difficult steep part of the route to Gil man Point(5681m). From Gil mans, it takes one hour thirty minutes to Uhuru Peak (5895m.) Descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo – Moshi – Arusha

Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu Gate for transfer to Moshi. Dinner and overnight in Moshi or Arusha

Day 7: Arusha – Nairobi /Zanzibar/Safari

Depart for the airport or other destinations in Tanzania or Kenya. A trip to the beaches at Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Zanzibar is a good way to recuperate.

 

mt kilimanjaro climbing marangu route 7 days treking

 

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