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Marangu Route

DAY 1
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/ 2750m. taking 3 to 4 hours. Overnight Mandara hut

DAY 2
Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m. taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Horombo hut

DAY 3
Day 3 is the acclimatization day. climbers use day to get used to the high altitude and help their bodies acclimatize with the weather. Usually hikers go for an approximately 3 hours hike up towards the Mawenzi bypassing the Zebra Rocks before hiking down for about one and half hours back to Horombo again. This hike is much recommended and on this day one is advised to move slowly and drinking a lot of water is recommended. It is advisable to go to bed as early as you can so as to get enough sleep and a good relaxation

DAY 4
Continue ascending past the last water point' traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo hut

DAY 5
An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman's Point at 18640ft / 5681m. on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft / 5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut

DAY 6
Descend the mountain to the Park Gate taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to local accommodation for overnight stay.







 

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