6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Adventure via Marangu Route

6-day Kilimanjaro Trekking: Discover the beauty and challenge of Kilimanjaro over 6 days Reach the summit with experienced guides

Operator: BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD
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About 6 Days Summit on an Extraordinary 6-Day Trekking Adventure via Marangu Route

Rising majestically in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, standing tall at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Embarking on a Kilimanjaro trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers breathtaking views, a sense of accomplishment, and a deep connection with nature. The Marangu Route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is one of the most popular paths to the summit, known for its comfortable accommodations and beautiful landscapes.

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Day 1  :  Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut


Your Kilimanjaro trek begins at the Marangu Gate, where you'll complete necessary registrations and meet your experienced guides and porters. The journey kicks off through the lush rainforest, immersing you in the captivating sights and sounds of nature. Trekking approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) will bring you to the Mandara Hut, where you'll spend your first night on the mountain.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Mandara Hut
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut


    Leaving Mandara Hut behind, you'll continue your ascent towards Horombo Hut. This part of the trek takes you through diverse ecological zones, including the fascinating heath and moorland. As you navigate the changing landscapes, keep an eye out for unique plant species and wildlife. Covering a distance of around 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), you'll arrive at the Horombo Hut, where you'll rest for the night.

    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


    Acclimatization is vital for a successful summit. Day 3 is dedicated to adjusting to the altitude at Horombo Hut. You'll have the opportunity to explore the surroundings, take short hikes to higher elevations, and absorb the awe-inspiring vistas. This extra day of acclimatization enhances your chances of reaching the summit safely.

    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


    On day 4, you'll continue your journey from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. The trek will take you through the alpine desert, where the landscape becomes barren and the air thinner. As you steadily ascend, you'll notice the temperature dropping and the vegetation giving way to rocky terrain. This leg of the trek covers approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and concludes at Kibo Hut, where you'll rest and prepare for the summit push.

    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 and Descent to Horombo Hut


    Day 5 is the highlight of your Kilimanjaro trek as you make the push to the summit – Uhuru Peak. The final ascent starts at night to witness the sunrise from the rooftop of Africa. This challenging and awe-inspiring journey requires mental and physical stamina. As you reach Uhuru Peak, at the majestic height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), a sense of accomplishment and overwhelming beauty will fill your heart. After celebrating your achievement, you'll begin the descent back to Kibo Hut and further down to Horombo Hut, where you'll spend the night.

    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 and Farewell


    The final day of your trek involves descending from Horombo Hut back to the Marangu Gate. As you make your way down, take in the sweeping views and reflect on your incredible journey. At the Marangu Gate, you'll bid farewell to the mountain and the dedicated team who supported you throughout your adventure. Celebrate your accomplishment and cherish the memories of your Kilimanjaro trek.

    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

    A professional driver/guide

    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

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

    Website https://www.burigichatosafaris.com/

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Adventure via Marangu Route

    Is prior trekking experience necessary for Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route?

    While prior trekking experience is beneficial, the Marangu Route is considered suitable for beginners. However, a good level of fitness and preparation is essential.

    What is the best time to trek Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route?

    The best time to embark on the Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route is during the dry seasons, which are generally from January to mid-March and from June to October.

    What kind of accommodations are provided during the trek?

    Along the Marangu Route, trekkers stay in huts with dormitory-style accommodation. These huts provide basic amenities, including beds and communal areas for meals and relaxation.

    How physically demanding is the Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route?

    The Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route requires a good level of physical fitness. Regular exercise, including cardiovascular and strength training, is recommended to prepare for the challenges of the trek.

    What safety measures are in place during the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Tour operators prioritize safety and adhere to strict safety protocols. Experienced guides accompany trekkers and provide guidance throughout the journey. They monitor the well-being of climbers and are trained in handling altitude-related challenges.

    What should I pack for the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Essential items to pack include proper hiking boots, layered clothing for varying temperatures, a good-quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, a headlamp, and a water bottle. Consult with your tour operator for a comprehensive packing list.

    Is altitude sickness common during the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and listening to your body are crucial in minimizing the risk. Guides closely monitor climbers.

    Is altitude sickness common during the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and listening to your body are crucial in minimizing the risk. Guides closely monitor climbers for any signs of altitude sickness and take appropriate measures.

    What is the success rate of reaching the summit via the Marangu Route?

    The success rate of reaching the summit via the Marangu Route is relatively high compared to other routes. However, reaching the summit depends on various factors, including individual fitness, acclimatization, and weather conditions.

    Are there restroom facilities along the trekking route?

    Restroom facilities, known as "long-drop" toilets, are available at designated points along the Marangu Route. These facilities are basic and may not provide the same level of comfort as conventional toilets.

    How are meals provided during the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Tour operators like Burigi Chato Safaris provide meals throughout the trek. These meals are carefully prepared to provide the necessary nutrition and energy for the journey. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

    What are the age restrictions for Kilimanjaro trekking?

    While there is no strict age limit, Kilimanjaro trekking requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance. It is generally recommended for individuals aged 10 years and above. Consult with your tour operator for specific guidelines.

    What is the tipping etiquette for the guides and porters?

    Tipping is customary on Kilimanjaro treks. It is a way to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the guides and porters. Your tour operator can provide guidance on the recommended tipping amounts.

    How do I choose a reputable tour operator for the Kilimanjaro trek?

    When selecting a tour operator, consider factors such as their experience, reputation, safety record, and commitment to responsible tourism. Reading reviews, seeking recommendations, and communicating directly with the company can help you make an informed decision.

    Can I extend the duration of the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Yes, it is possible to customize the duration of the Kilimanjaro trek. Some trekkers choose to add additional days for better acclimatization or to explore specific areas. Discuss your preferences with your tour operator to create a personalized itinerary.

    What conservation efforts does Burigi Chato Safaris undertake during the trek?

    Burigi Chato Safaris is committed to responsible tourism and environmental conservation. They adhere to Leave No Trace principles, promote sustainable practices, and educate trekkers about the importance of preserving Kilimanjaro's fragile ecosystem.

    Are there any additional fees or permits required for the trek?

    Yes, climbers are required to obtain a Kilimanjaro National Park permit, which is organized by the tour operator. There may be additional fees for park entrance, camping, and rescue services. Your tour operator will provide guidance on these requirements.

    Can I rent equipment for the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Yes, most tour operators offer equipment rental services, including trekking poles, sleeping bags, and other necessary gear. Renting equipment can be a convenient option for those who prefer not to bring their own.

    How can I contribute to the local community during the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Burigi Chato Safaris supports local communities through various initiatives. You can contribute by purchasing locally made souvenirs, supporting sustainable tourism practices, and engaging in cultural exchanges with the local people.

    What happens in case of emergencies during the trek?

    Tour operators have well-established emergency procedures in place. Guides are trained in first aid and are equipped with communication devices to contact rescue services if needed. Your safety is their top priority.

    How can I prepare physically and mentally for the Kilimanjaro trek?

    Physical preparation should include regular cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking practice. Mental preparation involves developing a positive mindset, setting realistic expectations, and understanding the challenges of high-altitude trekking.