5 Day Kilimanjaro Climbing, Marangu Route - JJM Tours and Safari to Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater/Zanzibar

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5 Day Kilimanjaro Climbing, Marangu Route

Marangu Route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. It is the most popular way up Mountain Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory and simple dining rooms.

DAY 1
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

DAY 2
Kilimanjaro Climb - Arusha to Mandara Hut.
Breakfast, drive from your hotel to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara hut,

DAY 3
Kilimanjaro Climb - Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut.
Breakfast; ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Horombo hut,

DAY 4
Kilimanjaro Climb - Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut.
Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Kibo hut,

DAY 5
Kilimanjaro Climb - Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak.
We wake up before midnight for the preparation of the last ascent; this will also include few minutes for the hot drinks and biscuits. And then we will proceed to the summit through zigzag trail to Gilman's point (18,640ft). It is 5-6 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman's point and from Gilman's point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) It is 2-3 hours round trip. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and start descending, to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo hut.

DAY 6
Kilimanjaro Climb - Horombo to Marangu Gate - Hotel in Moshi
Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to our hotel in Moshi.

Alternatively
one may choose 6/ days /5nights, with an extra day for acclimatization at Horombo hut, which will increase your chance to reach the top.

 
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