Marangu Route – 5 or 6 Days

Marangu Route – 5 or 6 Days


Leaving Arusha early in the morning, we will drive to Marangu Gate where you will start your climb.  After completing registration formalities you will start the climb up to Mandara Hut (2700m) with your professional mountain guide, porters and cook.  Walking hours = 4-5.


After breakfast at Mandara Hut you will continue walking up to Horombo Hut (3700m), passing many varied sceneries on the way.  Walking hours = 6-8.


Optional) – This is an acclimatization day where you will take some gentle walks during the day to Zebra Rocks and Mawenzi Saddle, before returning to Horombo Hut (3700m) for another night.  Walking hours = 3-4. This extra day for acclimatization ensures that you have the greatest chance of reaching the summit without experiencing the effects of altitude sickness.  However, if you would like to attempt to make the summit in 5 days, this acclimatization day can be omitted.  If you decide to do this, on Day 3 you will walk from Horombo to Kibo Hut and you will attempt to reach the summit on Day 4 before making your descent on Day 5.


After an early breakfast, you will start walking towards Kibo Hut (4700m), the final hut before the summit.  On arrival, you will be provided with dinner and a chance to relax before your final ascent early the next morning.  Walking hours = 6-8.


In the early hours of the morning you will be woken to start the final climb up to the summit (5895m).  You will be accompanied by your professional mountain guide who will offer support and encouragement to ensure that you reach the summit safely.  We will aim for you to reach the summit at sunrise so that you can see a spectacular view from the summit.  After a chance to take pictures you will start your descent back to Kibo Hut (4700m), where you will be served a well-deserved breakfast.  After a short rest you will continue descending further until you reach Horombo Hut (3700m) where you will stay overnight.  Walking hours = 12-15.


After breakfast you will descend down to Marangu Gate where you will be awarded with a certificate for reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.  Thereafter you will drive back to Arusha for some much-needed rest and relaxation before you head on to your next destination.  Walking hours = 5-7.

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