This 5 days Marangu route is one of the most popular trekking routes up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania - East Africa.
The 5 days itinerary provides a slower pace, allowing for better acclimatization and increasing the chances of reaching the summit.
The Kilimanjaro 5 days Marangu route is considered the most accessible path to climb Kilimanjaro, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, due to its gradual slope and direct course. This trail is the oldest and most established route on Kilimanjaro and offers sleeping huts in a dormitory-style arrangement.
Guests are provided with mattresses and pillows, while sleeping bags are still required. Communal dining halls, basic washrooms, and toilets are available in the huts.
The trek is generally considered to be less challenging than other routes, but still requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization to the altitude.
The shorter duration of the Marangu route can make altitude acclimatization challenging. This 5 days marangu route begins from the southeast, but unfortunately, it is less scenic than other paths because the ascent and descent follow the same track. Furthermore, it is also the busiest route to the summit.
Burigi Chato Safaris offers climbing packages on the Marangu Route, which includes a 5-day or 6-day option. The 5 5 days option does not include an acclimatization day at Horombo Hut on day three.
On the Day 1 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing, After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and drive you to the office, where you will be briefed and given a gear check. The journey continues to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes from Moshi and 2.45Hrs from Arusha). You will register and begin the climb here. You will walk through the rainforest with your guide to the Mandara encampment. A visit to Maundi Crater is a great way to see the surrounding area, which includes Northern Tanzania and Kenya. The rainforest is home to towering Eucalyptus trees, a variety of birds, and Colobus monkeys.
The elevation ranges from 1,700 to 2,740 meters.
7 kilometers traveled
Time required: 4-5 hours
Lunch and dinner are served.
Mandara Hut provides lodging.
On the Day 2 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing We will leave the rainforest glades and ascend to the open moorlands, then to the Horombo encampment. We will see the breathtaking views of Kibo and Mawenzi. We will see giant lobelias and grounsels as we cross the mountain's Alpine Zone. You should start to feel the effects of the altitude here.
The elevation ranges from 2,700 to 3,700 meters.
Distance 11 kilometers were covered.
Time required: 6-8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Horombo Hut provides lodging.
On the Day 3 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Moving onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi, where vegetation begins to blend into the "moonscape," we will pass the final watering hole and continue ascending. We will have dinner, take a nap, and then start the summit ascent at 2:00 a.m. at Kibo.
3,700 m to 4,700 m above sea level
Distance Covered: 10 kilometers
Use for 6 to 8 hours.
Lunch, breakfast, and dinner
An overnight at: Kibo Hut
On the Day 4 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Begin the climb to the summit very early in the morning (midnight to 2 a.m.) on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman's point on the crater rim. Ascending further, we now reach Uhuru Peak, Africa's highest point. Every turn offers breathtaking views. Take a picture at the top to show your friends and family. We descend from here, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before proceeding to the Horombo encampment.
This climb begins in the dark and requires the use of headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so bring all of your warm layers with you. This Kilimanjaro hiking is by far the most difficult section of the journey, with numerous switchbacks. Going slowly "pole pole" and keeping an upbeat attitude will get you there!
The elevation ranges from 4,700 to 5,895 meters.
Distance: 5,895 m to 3,700 m
Altitude: 5,895 m 4 kilometers up / 14 kilometers down
Time required: 10 - 15 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Horombo Hut provides lodging
On the Day 5 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing After breakfast, we make our way down through the moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through the lush forest path to the Marangu National Park gate. It can be wet and muddy at lower elevations. Gaiters and trekking poles will come in handy. Shorts and t-shirts will most likely suffice (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will be waiting for you in Marangu village to transport you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha after5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing. Remember to tip your guides and porters. It's time to celebrate!
3,700 m to 1,700 m in altitude
Distance 18 kilometers down
Time required: 5 - 7 hours
Breakfast and lunch are served.
5 days Marangu Route Price Inclusion
During the climb you will spleep in Huts
The cost of a 5 days Marangu Route trek on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can vary depending on a number of factors such as the time of year and the level of service provided. However the the price for the normal packages are:
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70% of all climbers choose this route, because most of the route consists of easy hiking.
This route can be done in 5 days but it is advised to take an extra day for acclimatization at the Horombo hut.
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