Marangu Route 6 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro

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Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,800m) to Mandara Hut (2,720m)
Elevation Gain: 920 meters
Leave Arusha to Marangu Gate after breakfast. At Marangu gate you start walking along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike,have lunch on the way day one's halfway point. Enjoy lunch on the way before proceeding to reach Mandara Hut for dinner and overnight. Relax on the camp or enjoy the walking to visit Maundi crater.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,720m) to Horombo Hut (3,720m)
Elevation Gain: 1000 meters
After breakfast depart from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut. Hike along the moorland zone with rocky landscape and desert plants. Take your lunch at Kambi ya Taabu point before heading to Horombo Hut. Here you might enjoy the views of Mawenzi and Kibo peak though depends to weather condition.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600m) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters
The day dedicated for acclimatization. Hiking to reach Mawenzi Hut to increase the success rate of reaching to Uhuru peak. After that return to Horombo for lunch and afternoon & evening relaxation.

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Kibo Hut (4,720m)
Elevation Gain: 1,000 meters
Depart from the Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. Reaching to Kibo Hut around 3pm. Upon arrival get enough time to rest so to prepare for midnight summit to uhuru peak.

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4,720m) to Summit (5,895m) to Horombo Hut (3,720m)
Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters
Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters
Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. Hiking begins demanding hours to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. Upon reaching to Uhuru peak enjoy taking pictures before descending down to Horombo Hut.
Stop for breakfast at Kibo Hut before proceeding down to Horombo Hut. Upon arrival at Horombo Hut around afternoon get rest enjoying the last night in the mountain.

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Marangu Gate (1,800m)
Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters
After breakfast descend to Marangu Gate. Upon arrival our vehicle will be waiting at the gate ready for transfer back to Arusha / Moshi.
End of Tour