This Kilimanjaro 6 days Marangu route is one of the most popular trekking routes up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania - East Africa.
The 6-day Marangu route itinerary provides a slower pace, allowing for better acclimatization and increasing the chances of reaching the summit.
BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS
Welcome to Burigi Chato Safaris®, your trusted partner in discovering the wonders of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you're seeking an unforgettable hiking experience on the majestic mountain, look no further than the renowned Marangu route. Renowned as the "Coca-Cola" route, this trail offers a gradual slope and a direct path, making it the easiest 6-day Kilimanjaro hiking path available. Let us guide you through the highlights and unique aspects of this iconic route.
Discover the Path Less Traveled: The 6 days Marangu Route
The Marangu route is not only the easiest, but also the most established and deep-rooted trail on Mount Kilimanjaro. This path provides hikers with an exceptional opportunity to explore the mountain's beauty while following a well-trodden track. As the only route offering dormitory-style sleeping huts, it ensures a unique experience for adventurers seeking comfort and convenience.
The Challenge of Altitude Acclimatization
One aspect to consider when opting for the Marangu route is the relatively short duration of the hike, which poses challenges for altitude acclimatization. It's essential to prioritize your well-being and take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Our experienced guides at Burigi Chato Safaris® will provide you with valuable guidance and support throughout your hike, ensuring a successful ascent.
Embrace the Beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro
Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast, the 6-day Marangu route offers awe-inspiring vistas and breathtaking landscapes. While it may be considered less scenic compared to other routes due to its shared ascent and descent path, it still holds its own unique charm and allure. The tranquility of the mountain and the incredible views along the way will captivate your senses and create memories that will last a lifetime.
On the Day 1 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking,You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to Marangu gate. As you drive to the gate, you will have great views of the mountain. You and your group of guides and porters will then go to the gate to check into the park. You will enter the mountain's first zone, the rain forest. You could see colorful birds, colobus monkeys and other monkey species, mosses, lichens, flowers, and delicate orchids in the forest. If the sky is clear, you can see Moshi, a town that is further down at the edge of the plain. In the remaining of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking 4-5 hours, you will ascend through coffee plantations and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut, where you will have dinner and stay the night.
Altitude: From 1,700 meters to 2,740 meters 7 km
Useable Time: 4 to 5 hours
Food: Accommodation for lunch and dinner
Overnight at Hut Mandara
On the Day 2 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing We will leave the dells of the rainforest and follow a climbing way on to the open moorlands then the Horombo place to stay. We will take in the breathtaking views of Mawenzi and Kibo. Giant lobelias and grounsels will greet us as we cross the mountain's Alpine Zone. You should begin to feel the effects of the altitude around this point.
Altitude: Between 2,700 and 3,700 meters 11 km
Useable Time: 6 to 8 hours
Food: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner:
A night at Hut Horombo
On the Day 3 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Day three is a day to adapt and acclimatize. To allow your body to adjust, it is highly recommended that you hike all the way to Mawenzi Hut. Your chances of reaching the Uhuru Peak are increased by this hike. The magnificent views of Kibo are the reward for this. You will then return to Horombo for an extended lunch. Horombo is your destination for the afternoon and evening.
Altitude: From 3,700 meters to 4,400 meters 5 km
Duration of use: 2 to 3 hours
Food: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner
A night stay at Hut Horombo
On the Day 4 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing As you leave behind kibo, the eternal flower, and other bizarre alpine plants, the landscape becomes rockier and rougher. In the sparse moorland, massive groundsels and lobelias appear. It will take between five and seven hours to hike up the trail to Kibo. Skirting Mawenzi Peak after passing the Last Water Point, you then cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to reach the Saddle, a wide tundra desert between Mawenzi and Kibo. Here you will begin Kilimanjaro climbing getting phenomenal perspectives on the upper scopes of the mountain prior to showing up at Kibo Hovel (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled cabin with residences and restricted offices.
Tonight, you repack to leave any non-essential items with the porters as you prepare for tomorrow's final assault, THE SUMMIT; There is absolutely no point in carrying anything you do not require because you will need all of your energy to reach the summit! You must start at midnight in order to reach the Kilimanjaro climbing summit before the cloud cover settles and return to the hut in time for sunrise. This necessitates an early night. Stay for one night at the Kibo Hut, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Altitude: From 3,700 m to 4,730 m From 4,730 meters to 5,895 meters
4 km up/14 km down
Time to be utilized: 7 hrs
Feasts: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner
An overnight at Kibo hut
On the Day 5 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Start the climb to the summit very early in the morning, between midnight and 2 a.m., on steep, heavy scree or snow to Gilman's point, which is on the rim of the crater. We now continue our ascent to Africa's highest point, Uhuru Peak. There are inconceivable perspectives every step of the way. Take a picture of yourself at the summit so that you can show it to your loved ones. We descend from here, taking a break at Kibo for lunch before moving on to the Horombo camp.
Headlamps or flashlights are required for the dark start of this 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking . You will need all of your warm layers because it will be very cold until you start going down. With its numerous switchbacks, this section of the trek is by far the most challenging. You can get there by moving slowly and optimistically "pole pole."
Altitude: From 3,700 meters to 1,700 meters
18 kilometers down
Time to use: 5 to 7 hours
Food: Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch
On the Day 6 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking As you continue your triumphant descent across alpine meadow, past Mandara Hut, through the rainforest, and to Marangu Gate, where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi or Arusha, the pace picks up.
Altitude: From 3,700 meters to 1,700 meters
20.8 km distance
Duration of use: 8 hours
food: Lunch and Breakfast
During the climb you will spleep in Huts
The cost of a 6 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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