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8 Day Kilimanjaro Epic (Marangu Route)

R23,850

+ Single Supplement ZAR 1400

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Tour Style Accommodated
Countries Visited Tanzania
Starts Moshi
Ends Moshi
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

8 Day Kilimanjaro climb along the Marungu route is a brave adventure up the highest mountain in Africa.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Moshi
Ends in
Moshi

At 5895m above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and majestically straddles the border between Kenya and Tanzania. Climbing to the top of this dormant volcano is the dream of many, and this seven day guided climb takes you to the roof of Africa. Making it to the summit and watching the sun rise above Kilimanjaro's crater rim is one of Africa's most exhilarating challenges.

Highlights

  • Moshi
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Uhuru Peak
  • Moshi

Included

  • Meals 7 Breakfast   5 Lunch   7 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities. Transfers to Starting Point (which can be arranged - prices subject to change):

  • Nairobi Airport to Marangu: ZAR 920 per person one way
  • Kilimanjaro Airport to Marangu: ZAR 850 per person one way
  • Marangu Accommodation: ZAR 690 per person – single room/ZAR 475 per person – twin room

SKU: ACE0418
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Tanzania – Moshi, Tanzania

Today we are introduced to our group in Moshi. If you are heading into Kilimanjaro International Airport, an airport transfer can be organised for you. If you are travelling your own way to Moshi, kindly let us know your estimated time of arrival so that the briefing can be timed properly. If the day is clear we may get to see a glimpse of the world’s highest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro that reaches spectacular heights of 5,895 metres. When you get to the hotel you will be given time to unwind. You will then be briefed by your representatives of your impending adventure.

With a population of approximately 150,000, the Tanzanian city of Moshi is home to both the Chagga and Masai tribes. The city is made up of two main roads, set around the central reference point of clock tower, the north-south road to Tanga and Dar es Salaam and an east-west road to Arusha. Countless residents maintain banana groves, or migombani, and coffee small-holdings, vihamba, on the fruitful escarpments of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Arabica coffee seeds that were introduced by Catholic missionaries in the 19th century were grown in Moshi. Due to the KNCU (Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union, established in the 1920s by Charles Dundas (the district commissioner), coffee is now the primary export of Moshi and Chagga coffee growers compete on equal terms on world markets with the European growers.

Moshi also boasts the highest literacy rates in the region, largely because of efforts put forth by the government, local authorities and Catholic/Lutheran missionaries. Moshi is frequently overlooked as a fantastic tourist destination with most travellers in northern Tanzania deciding to reside in close by Arusha. However, the town is now renowned for the Kilimanjaro Marathon which is swiftly developing in terms of popularity, and there are a couple of cultural tourism programmes taking place on the lower escarpments of the Mountain.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Two per room: The Keys Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: National Park Fees

Day 2: Kilimanjaro National Park – Mandara Hut (2 700 m), Tanzania

Following a hearty breakfast, we travel to the eastern side of Kilimanjaro to begin our journey. Marungu Gate is situated 1,860 metres above sea level and it is our starting point. It is approximately a 7 kilometre trek through dense rainforest to the Mandara Huts. If you are still energised following this portion of the hike, you can take a stroll through to Maundi Crater for some incredible views of both Kenya and Tanzania, and on clear days, Kibo Crater. We then have dinner and stay the evening in a Mandara Hut.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Four to Twenty Sleeping Bunks: Mandara Hut no website
Facilities: Shared Ablutions
Route: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut +/- 7 kms

Day 3: Kilimanjaro National Park – Horombo Hut (3700m), Tanzania

Following an evening of good slumber, we indulge in a wholesome breakfast prior to hiking through the forest and moorland to the Horombo Huts. The distance we cover today is around 11 kilometres and en route we will spot some of the most fascinating plant life of Tanzania, like the enormous lobelia and groundsel. Halfway through our journey we make a stop-off for lunch while we overlook fantastic views of Mawenzi, on the peaks of Kilimanjaro. This evening we reside in the Horombo Hut.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Four to Twenty Sleeping Bunks: Horombo Hut no website
Facilities: Shared Ablutions
Route: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut +/- 11 kms

Day 4: Kilimanjaro National Park – Zebra Rocks (4 020 m), Tanzania

We spend today teaching ourselves to adapt to our environment and climate. This is crucial and largely enhances your chances of making it to the top of the Mountain. We embark on a 3-4 hour hike to Zebra Rocks, named due to their characteristic  black and white stripes. A hot lunch will be ready once we make our way back to the hut, where an afternoon of unwinding prepares us for the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Four to Twenty Sleeping Bunks: Horombo Hut no website
Facilities: Shared Ablutions

Day 5: Kilimanjaro National Park – Kibo Hut (4 700 m), Tanzania

We awake at dawn, and following breakfast we make our way to the Kibo Huts. It is approximately another 12 kilometres to our destination. We hike through the upper heath land during the first half of today’s journey, whilst the second half comprises of us crossing the enormous saddle that joins Mawenzi and Kibo. The saddle of Kilimanjaro is alpine desert and caution must be exercised when travelling on this rough landscape. Following dinner, we have an early evening in preparation for the early start we make the next morning.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Sixty Sleeping Bunks: Kibo Hut no website available
Facilities: Shared Ablutions
Route: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut +/- 12 kms

Day 6: Kilimanjaro National Park – Uhuru Peak (Summit 5 895 m), Tanzania

Today is the ‘summit stage’ of our journey – this is the big day where we get to reach the very top of the Mountain. Just a few hours after midnight we start our last hike to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. When the sun rises we arrive at Gillman’s Point, which is the crater edge of Kilimanjaro, where the sun leisurely warms up the land. Following another 2 hour trek to Uhuru Peak, we celebrate us arriving at the ‘Roof of Africa’. The path back down is quicker compared to that climbing up, and a hot meal waits for us at the Kibo Hut. Later in the day we carry on to the Horombo Hut where majority of the mountain conquerors will be happy to have an early evening’s sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Four to Twenty Sleeping Bunks: Horombo Hut no website available
Facilities: En-suites Per Room & Shared Ablutions
Route:  Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak +/- 6 kms ascent; Uhuru Peak to Kibo Hut +/- 6 kms descent; Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut +/- 12 kms descent

Day 7: Kilimanjaro National Park – Moshi, Tanzania

Our return to Marungu Gate is approximately an 18 kilometre journey, a constant descent through moorland to Mandara Hut, where a warm meal is waiting for us. If you reached the summit, you will be presented your summit certificate at the gate. You will receive green for reaching Gilman’s Point and gold for making it to Uhuru Peak. We then journey back to Moshi for a hot shower and a rewarding long sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Two per room: The Keys Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate +/- 18 kms

Day 8: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – Tour Ends

Following breakfast, our tour comes to an end. Should you need any more transportation, please let us know.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:  Own Arrangements / post-night accommodation can be booked through us

 

Activities

  • National Park Fees Tanzania ZAR16560  (included in compulsory Activity Package.)


Other Activities

TIPPING REQUIREMENTS AS PER THE KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Association Project) 

  • Tanzania  Kilimanjaro  Porter Fees (1 per 15kg) –Per Day  $6  to  $7
  • Tanzania  Kilimanjaro  Guide - Per Day  $12  to  $18
  • Tanzania  Kilimanjaro  Assistant Guide –Per Day  $8  to  $12
  • Tanzania  Kilimanjaro  Cook Per Day  $7  to   $9
  • Tanzania  Kilimanjaro  Additional Excursions  $50  to  $100
EQUIPMENT RENTAL LIST GUIDELINE  
  • Sleeping bag  $15.00
  • Pair of walking sticks  $15.00
  • Sleeping pads  $10.00
  • Sunglasses   $10.00
  • Warm Jackets  $15.00
  • Hat  $5.00
  • Rain Jackets  $15.00
  • Sweater  $10.00
  • Rain Trousers  $15.00
  • Liner  $10.00
  • Raincoat (poncho)  $15.00
  • Rucksack  $20.00
  • Warm Trousers  $15.00
  • Day pack  $10.00
  • T-shirt   $5.00
  • Day pack cover  $5.00
  • Pair of Socks  $5.00
  • Pair of Gaitors  $10.00
  • Pair of warm gloves  $10.00
  • Trousers  $15.00
  • Climbing boots  $20.00
  • Shirts  $10.00
  • Thermo underwear one piece  $5.00
  • Fleece top or trousers  $10.00
  • Balaclava  $5.00
(Price subject to change)

 

Dates

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Moshi
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Uhuru Peak
  • Moshi

 

Price

R23,850

+ Single Supplement ZAR 1400





R23,850

+ Single Supplement ZAR 1400

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) ZAR 16560

Currency conversions estimated

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