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Kilimanjaro climbing by Marangu route with local guide

7 days
Program's difficulty
1 790 USD
Deposit: 400 USD
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Day 1
Arrival in Kilimanjaro airport. Transfer to Moshi. Night in a hotel.
Day 2
Transfer to Marangu Gate (1981m). Walk through the rain forest to Mandara hut (2743m), about 3 hr. 12 km.
Day 3
Leave the forest and cross the open moorland to Horombo hut (3760m), about 4-5 hr. 15 km
Day 4
Walk over the moorland, then alpine deserts to the “Saddle" between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here we walk for about an hour to reach Kibo hut (4730m). All in all 4-5 hr. 15 km
Day 5
We leave very early for the summit and scramble up a steep scree leading to Gillman`s Point (5681m), which is in the crater rim (4-6 hr). Continue around the rim (about 2 hours) to Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits and then down to Horombo hut (3760). All in all - ascend and descend to Kibo takes about 10 hr and about 3 hr to Horombo. All in all 27 km.
Day 6
Descending to Marangu gate and driving back to the hotel. Quiet afternoon.
Day 7
Drive to Kilimanjaro airport.

Trip overview

Moshi - Marangu Gate - Mandara - Horombo - Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo - Moshi 

Kilimanjaro is 5895 meters high an extinct volcano, with 3 peaks: Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi ! The highest summit of Africa is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The mountain is situated completely in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is a non technical mountain that can be climbed by anyone with a fair good condition and patience. There are many different routes, each passing rainforest, moorland and glaciers. Most people seize the opportunity of being in wildlife paradise and couple a safari to their trip as well.

Location: 3°04' South Latitude, 37°21' East longitude.

Kili is the easiest of all the 7 Summis, so the most popular. Our route goes up moderate slopes and is provided with rather comfortable huts (with dormitories and dining rooms).

Price includes

Transfers from Kilimanjaro airport to the Hotel and back 
Hotel accommodation near Moshi (DBL, B&B) - 2 nights 
5 days climbing by the Marangu route 
National parks entrance fees
Local Guides, porters and cook 

Price does not include

Airfare to Kilimanjaro airport and back

Tanzanian visa (50 USD) - if necessary: depends on your citizenship

Traveling and medical insurance 

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary (dinners and suppers in hotels)

SINGLE accommodation (130 USD)

Tips (to local guides, porters and cook)

Personal gear 

Personal expenses 

Tips guidelines (important information!)
You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours. 10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
Valid passport
Tanzanian visa (if necessary: depends on your citizenship)
2 nights in hotels (DBL, B&B), 4 nights in mountain huts
Full board on the mountain
Local mountain guides, assistants, cook, porters on the mountain
Health and medical insurance
Vaccinations against malaria, yellow fever and cholera are musts, even though the malaria threat is the highest in the coastal areas, minimal in Moshi and practically nonexistent on Kilimanjaro.
There are two rain seasons in East Africa. Though the dates are not fixed, roughly the first one is between late March and early
June and the second comes usually in October or November.
Extra expenses
Dinners while in hotels, souveniers, tips
Additional information
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