5 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route Trip

An adventure-packed 5-day hike through the picturesque Marangu Route, immersing in breathtaking scenery and conquering Kilimanjaro's peaks.

Operator: BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD
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About 5 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route, Conquer the Roof of Africa

The Marangu Route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is a popular choice for hikers seeking to conquer Kilimanjaro. In just five days, you will embark on a thrilling journey that combines stunning landscapes, challenging terrains, and the ultimate sense of accomplishment. The 5-day Kilimanjaro hiking experience via the Marangu Route is a remarkable opportunity to test your limits and create lifelong memories.

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Day 1  :  Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut


Your adventure begins at the Marangu Gate, the starting point for the trek. After registration and necessary formalities, set foot on the trail surrounded by lush rainforests. The first day's hike will take you approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) to the Mandara Hut, situated at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). Take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest as you prepare for the days ahead.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Mandara Hut
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Mandara Hut Mandara Hut Mandara Hut Mandara Hut

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    Day 2  :  Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut


    Leaving the rainforest behind, the second day takes you through the heath and moorland zone. As you ascend, the landscapes transition, offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains. The trail leads you to the Horombo Hut, located at an altitude of 3,720 meters (12,204 feet). Enjoy the stunning views, savor delicious meals, and rest in the comfort of the hut.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Horombo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Horombo Hut Horombo Hut Horombo Hut Horombo Hut

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    Day 3  :  Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut


    The third day's hike takes you through the alpine desert, characterized by rocky terrains and sparse vegetation. Ascending further, you will reach the Kibo Hut, situated at an altitude of 4,703 meters (15,430 feet). As you approach the base of the summit, the air becomes thinner, and the sense of achievement grows stronger.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Kibo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Kibo Hut Kibo Hut Kibo Hut Kibo Hut

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    Day 4  :  Summit Day - Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut


    Rise before midnight and embark on the most challenging but rewarding day of your journey. Start the ascent from Kibo Hut to Gilman's Point, located at 5,681 meters (18,638 feet) on the crater rim. Witness the mesmerizing sunrise and push forward to the ultimate goal: Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, standing proudly at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Celebrate your accomplishment, capture breathtaking photos, and then descend to the Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Horombo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Horombo Hut Horombo Hut Horombo Hut Horombo Hut

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    Day 5  :  Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate


    On the final day, bid farewell to the magnificent mountain as you descend to the Marangu Gate. Descending through the lush rainforest, reflect on the challenges you conquered and the memories you created. At the gate, receive a certificate of achievement, a testament to your determination and resilience. The 5-day Kilimanjaro hiking experience via the Marangu Route will forever hold a special place in your heart.

    Accommodation for day 5
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting

    Photographs

    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    Customizable
    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Gorilla trekking permits

    Chimp trekking permits

    Park fees

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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    BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 5 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route Trip

    Is prior hiking experience required for the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, a good level of physical fitness and mental preparedness are recommended for a successful trek.

    What is the best time of year to undertake the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    The best time to embark on the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route is during the dry seasons, which generally occur from January to March and June to October. These periods offer more favorable weather conditions and clearer views.

    What is the difficulty level of the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    The 5-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route is considered moderate in difficulty. It involves daily hikes of varying lengths and elevations, gradually increasing as you approach the summit.

    Is altitude sickness a concern during the 5-day hike?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. The Marangu Route is designed to allow for proper acclimatization, reducing the risk of altitude-related issues. However, it's important to listen to your body, follow the guidance of your guide, and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

    What should I pack for the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Essential items to pack include appropriate clothing for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and personal toiletries. It's important to pack light while considering the necessities for the hike.

    Are there restroom facilities available along the Marangu Route?

    Basic restroom facilities are available at the huts along the Marangu Route. However, it's advisable to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer for personal hygiene.

    Do I need to bring my own food during the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    No, meals will be provided by your tour operator or guide. They will ensure that you have nutritious and sufficient meals throughout the hike, catering to any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

    Is camping involved during the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    No, the Marangu Route provides comfortable huts for accommodation along the trail. You will have a bed and basic amenities at each hut, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate for the next day's hike.

    Can I charge my electronic devices during the 5-day hike?

    Charging facilities for electronic devices are limited along the Marangu Route. It's advisable to bring portable power banks or spare batteries to ensure your devices stay powered throughout the hike.

    Are there age restrictions for the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    While there is no strict age limit, it's important to consider the physical demands of the hike. It's advisable to consult with a medical professional, especially for children and older individuals.

    Can I hire a porter for the 5-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Yes, you have the option to hire a porter to carry your backpack and other heavy equipment during the hike. This allows you to focus on the hike and enjoy the experience without the added weight.