Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, and the highest African mountain. Rising 3 miles straight up out of the surrounding game-filled plains, Uhuru peak stands at 5895m!
Made up of three extinct conical volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, Mount Kilimanjaro houses a diverse range of ecosystems, so that trekkers experience everything from lush tropical rainforest and savanna grasslands through to magical alpine woodland and vast moorland, concluding with the summit’s snow fields and stunning glacial region.
This climb is a challenge, but it is one of the more doable treks for anyone with a reasonable fitness level. It is attractive to many people because it requires no technical mountaineering experience.
The Marangu Route
Ascending Mount Kilimanjaro along the Marangu Route is steady and gradual, so naturally it is one of the most popular route on the mountain. The rainforest section of the trek is also seen as the most beautiful of any of the routes.
Of the seven routes up the mountain, it is the easiest so it’s the ideal trek for less confident hikers. It is also the only route that offers sleeping huts on the way. Day 1 Moshi
Arrival into Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel
Free time to explore Moshi
Late afternoon mountain briefing
Day 2 Mandara Hut
Leave Moshi after breakfast and head to Mount Kilimanjaro
Begin our ascent, through the rainforest glades
Day 3 Horombo Hut
Trek through rainforest glades, heathland and moorland
Day 4 Horombo Hut
Hike to Kibo’s sub peak, Mawenzi, passing Zebra Rocks
Day 5 Kibo Hut
Trek through dwindling heathland to ’moonscape’ to saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo
Day 6 Horombo Hut
Light breakfast at midnight!
Descent to Horombo Hut
Day 7 Moshi
Trek down to Mandara Hut for lunch
Marangu Gate for Certificates
Transfer to Moshi Hotel or airport 7 Days - Africa - FALSE Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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