Towering tall at 5,985 meters (19,240 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro towers over southern Africa with a backdrop that stretches across the horizon and into Tanzania’s neighbouring nations.
Kili can be fairly daunting, especially for inexperience hikers. In fact some called Kilimanjaro as “Everyman’s Everest,” since it is the most achievable of the world’s Seven Summits. Mt Kilimanjaro, is the world’s fourth tallest summit after Mounts Everest, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Denali in North America.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano, with three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The highest point, Uhuru peak is pretty challenging, yet rewarding climb. Climbers can choose from seven different routes, each with varying difficulties over six to nine days. These four routes : Marangu, Machame, Rongai and Lemosho are considered as the most top and accessible routes for climbing Kilimanjaro.
A climb to the top of this dormant volcano in Tanzania is without a doubt the adventure of a lifetime. So let’s climb Kilimanjaro with CLIMB INDONESIA and our Tanzanian partner.
Climb Kilimanjaro via MARANGU route :
Duration of climb : 6 days ( Included extra acclimatization day)
The Marangu routen is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. Many climbers favor this route because it is considered as the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However the short time frame of the route makes the acclimatization process pretty challenging. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the Southeast. On this route climber will ascend and descend along the same path.
Day 0 – Arrival day
Arriving in Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to your hotel for rest then meeting with the representative of our inbound trekking agency for briefing, overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 1 – Marangu Gate (1,860m) to Mandara Hut (2,715m)
Hiking time: 5 – 6 hour hike
Distance: Approximately 8 km
Habitat: Montane forest
The trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rainforest then continue along the beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut, your first night stop.
Day 2 – Mandara Hut (2,715m) to Horombo Hut (3,705m)
Hiking time: 6 – 8 hour
Distance: Approximately 12 km
After breakfast we will continue trekking through the beautiful forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Day 3 – Horombo Hut (3,705m) – Acclimatization day
An extra day at Horombo Hut for additional acclimatization process is strongly recommended. Climbers will hike towards the Mawenzi Ridge which offers the unique landscapes of Kibo and Mawenzi area, the hike about 3 hours up and 1,5 hours down.
Day 4 – Horombo Hut (3,705m) to Kibo Hut (4,730m)
Hiking time: 6 – 8 hour
Distance: Approximately 10 km
Habitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast we will continue trekking to alpine desert habitat until we reach the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Overnight at Kibo Hut and prepare for the summit day.
Day 5 – Kibo Hut (4,730m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) then Horombo hut (3,705m)
Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 6 to 8 hours to descend to Horombo Hut
Distance: Approximately 5.4km ascent and 15 km descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
We’ll make an early start at around midnight for final push to the summit and back to Horombo Hut. This would be the most challenging part of the trek, the wind and temperature at this elevation could be quite extreme but you’ll be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during summit attack. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa, congratulation!! After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend down to Horombo Hut.
Day six – Horombo Hut (3,705m) to Marangu Gate (1,860m)
Hiking time: 6 – 7 hour
Distance: Approximately 20 km
Habitat : Rainforest
Today is our last day on the mountain, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest, all the way down to Marangu gate, those who successfully reached the Kilimanjaro peak can collect the summit certificate at park headquarters. After that you’ll be driven back to Moshi
Day 7 – Departure day
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport, end of trip.
What’s included :
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- Airport transfers
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the mountain
- Lunch and evening meal in Moshi
- Porters and mountain chef
- Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
Service excludes :
- International flight
- All personal expenses
- Personal equipment
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Bar bills and laundry
- Lunch and evening meals in Moshi