6 Day the Top Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Hiking Marangu Route: A challenging and exhilarating 6-day hike through diverse landscapes, reaching new heights each day.

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About 6 Days Conquer the Roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route

The Marangu Route, often referred to as the "Coca-Cola" route, is one of the most popular routes for hiking Kilimanjaro. Spanning over six days, this adventure offers a well-established trail, comfortable accommodations, and a higher success rate of reaching the summit. With stunning scenery and a manageable itinerary, the 6-day Kilimanjaro hiking experience via the Marangu Route is an extraordinary opportunity to conquer Africa's highest peak.

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Day 1  :  Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut


The journey begins at the Marangu Gate, where you'll register and meet your experienced guide and porters. After completing the necessary formalities, you'll venture into the lush rainforest, surrounded by towering trees and melodious bird calls. The first day's hike is relatively gentle, covering a distance of approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) to the Mandara Hut at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). Rest, relax, and prepare for the challenges 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, where unique vegetation thrives. The trail gradually gains elevation, leading you to the Horombo Hut at 3,720 meters (12,204 feet). As you ascend, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the vast plains of Tanzania. Enjoy a hearty meal and a well-deserved rest at the comfortable Horombo 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  :  Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut


    To ensure a successful summit, an acclimatization day is incorporated into the itinerary. Spend the day exploring the area around Horombo Hut, allowing your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. You can take a short hike to Zebra Rocks or simply relax and enjoy the panoramic views. This day of rest is crucial for your well-being and helps improve your chances of reaching the summit.

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

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    Day 4  :  Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut


    As you leave Horombo Hut, the landscape transforms into an alpine desert, characterized by rocky terrains and sparse vegetation. The trail leads you to the Kibo Hut, situated at an altitude of 4,703 meters (15,430 feet). The hiking distance for the day is approximately 9 kilometers (5.6 miles). At Kibo Hut, prepare for the final push to the summit and rest early to ensure a good night's sleep.

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

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    Day 5  :  Summit Day - Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut


    Rise before midnight for the exhilarating summit attempt. Layer up to combat the freezing temperatures and begin the challenging ascent under the starry sky. As the sun starts to rise, you'll reach Gilman's Point, located at 5,681 meters (18,638 feet) on the crater rim. From there, push on towards Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, standing tall at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Bask in the glory of your accomplishment, capture memories, and savor the breathtaking vistas before descending to the Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.

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

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    Day 6  :  Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate


    On the final day, bid farewell to the majestic mountain as you trek back to the Marangu Gate. Descending through the rainforest, take a moment to reflect on your extraordinary journey. Upon reaching the gate, celebrate your achievement and receive your well-earned certificate of accomplishment. The 6-day Kilimanjaro hiking experience via the Marangu Route will forever remain etched in your memory.

    Accommodation for day 6
    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 6 Day the Top Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route

    Is prior hiking experience required for the 6-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 6-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    The best time to embark on the 6-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 6-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    The 6-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 6-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 6-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 trek.

    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 6-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 trek, catering to any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

    Is camping involved during the 6-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 6-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 trek.

    Are there age restrictions for the 6-day Kilimanjaro hike?

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

    Can I hire a porter for the 6-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 trek and enjoy the experience without the added weight.

    Are there any additional costs involved in the 6-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    The cost of the 6-day Kilimanjaro hike usually includes the services of guides, porters, accommodations, meals, park fees, and permits. However, it's important to confirm with your tour operator or guide to ensure you have a clear understanding of the inclusions and any additional costs.