Day 1: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Transfer from Arusha town to Marangu Gate – Mandara hut 2700m
Hiking time: 5 hours.
Distance: About 12 km’s.
Habitat: Montane forest.
Elevation change: + 720 m
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be getting a briefing of your Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu route hiking from Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guides before been transfer to Marangu gate around 9:00 am in the morning which takes about 45 minutes to reach there. On your arrival to Marangu gate which is located at the Marangu village normal formality of registration for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will take place. A backpack is important for you to carry few things which will be useful for the particularly day trekking such as camera, extra cloth, skin oil, rain jacket and other things which you will be directed. Porters will carry other things for your climbing Mount Kilimanjaro such as food, drinking water, clothes and cooking gas and normally they walk faster than you so they can be in a position of preparing of dinner for you on time.
After all the formality our guide will show you a clear trail and assist you with any additional information or needs you might have. You now leave the park office and ascend on a cleared ridge route through the rain forest. The forest covered with mist and saturated with beards of moss. This trail follows the edge of a stream through the undergrowth and offers you the option to rejoin the main trail either, after one and half hours hiking, you will reach Mandara hut.
The weather at Mandara hut isn’t much cold and normal dressing and a jacket is enough. With an exception of Kibo hut the other huts have a group of wooden A-framed huts in a forest clearing. Each hut features 6-8 sleeping bunks with solar generated lighting. The total capacity of the camp is 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above and there are flush toilets behind the main hut.
Day 2: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Mandara hut 2700m- Horombo hut 3720m
Hiking time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 15 km’s.
Elevation change: + 1020 m
Early within the morning after your breakfast you’ll starts climbing towards Horombo hut together with your picnic lunch. From Mandara hut the trail passes through a brief stretch of forest, then heads round the base of the Maundi Crater where you’ll leave the forest and enter the moorland.
We recommend you’re taking a brief detour up to the rim of the Maundi Crater – from here you see the impressive Kibo Crater, and on a transparent day you’ll even be ready to see the glaciers of Kibo. this is often an excellent photographic opportunity. within the moorlands you’ll also encounter a number of Kilimanjaro most spectacular and strange plants within the open moorland – with giant lobelia and groundsel growing to heights of three and 5 metres respectively! Later within the afternoon you reach Horombo Hut to remain for decent dinner and an overnight. Your hut are going to be comfortable enough to make sure an honest nights rest. Temperatures during the night are going to be around freezing point.
Day 3: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Horombo hut 3720m Kibo hut 4700m
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 15 km’s
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation change: + 980 m
The climb is becoming harder because the oxygen at these altitudes begins to thin out considerably. to start today you’ll take one among the 2 trails to the “Saddle”, located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. stick with the lower route, which is far easier and has the additional advantage of taking you past the last watering point. you ought to refill with all the water you’ll need – subsequent watering point are going to be at Horombo hut once you return there on your descent the night after next. once more remember to require it slowly and drink enough water. it’ll take from 5 to 7 hours to succeed in Kibo Hut where you’ll rest and have dinner. this is often a barren area of utmost conditions, with temperatures in the dark sometimes dropping to below melting point and daytime temperatures being relatively high. Kibo may be a large stone house which will comfortably sleep 60 hikers in bunk beds – remember there’s no water system at this hut.
There are toilet facilities behind the hut. Spend time this afternoon preparing your equipment as you’ll be making your final ascent tonight–you will need your ski-stick and additional thermal clothing for your summit bid – also make sure that your headlamp and camera batteries are so as and confirm you’ve got spare sets of batteries available also. Carry your water during a thermal flask otherwise it’ll freeze later. confirm you’re in bed by 7:00 pm – you’ll need all the sleep you’ll get before your very early awaken call in just four and half hours time.
DAY 4: CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE
Kibo hut 4700 m – Uhuru Peak 5895 m- Horombo hut 3720 m
Hiking time: 10 hours
Distance: About 27 km’s
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Elevation change: + 1195 m, – 2175 m
Today will far and away be your toughest day, you’ll be woken just before midnight and shortly leave into the cold night up a rocky path towards to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150 metres – you’ll take a brief rest here before continuing your ascent up to Gillman’s point at 5680 metres. Probably the foremost demanding section of the whole route because it is extremely steep and stony – go slowly and punctiliously here. From Gillman’s Point, you’ll quite likely be walking through snow for subsequent 2 hours, once you will finally reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895 metres.
Cold and fatigue will set in quickly here and you’ll find it very difficult to urge started again. So spend a touch time to enjoy the very fact that you simply have conquered Kilimanjaro, get the camera out and take some pictures, then it’ll be best that you simply get cracking again – it’s an extended way down! the primary a part of your descent to Kibo hut will take almost another 3 hours. After a brief rest you which of them are going to be accompanied with heavy breakfast, you’ll begin subsequent a part of your descent – it’ll take another 3 hours of hiking to urge to Horombo hut. Arriving Horombo hut at afternoon for decent hut lunch and rest also as dinner and spend overnight there. you’ll little question have an honest sleep, feeling exhilarated and pleased with your achievement
DAY 5: CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE
Horombo hut 3720 m – Mandara hut 1980m
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km’s
Habitat: Moorland + Rain Forest
Elevation change: – 1740 m
After an early and well-deserved breakfast, you continue your descent passing the Mandara hut, right down to the Marangu gate – this may take the simplest a part of six hours. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details during a register. to form your achievement official, you’ll receive a summit certificate. If you reached Gillman’s Point you’ll be presented with a green certificate, and if you made it all the thanks to Uhuru Peak you’ll have earned yourself a gold certificate. You then take a road transfer back to your hotel where you’ve got certainly earned an extended hot shower and a drink or three to celebrate before getting an honest night’s rest during a comfortable bed. This will mark the end of Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu route.