Visit Africa and conquer the summit of Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro. This classic trek is the most popular route to the spectacular summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by mountain huts to keep you well protected from the elements. Following the most direct route to the summit, you'll cover the 67 km trail in five days. Although it can be busy, the route is well maintained and is a fabulous trek to Africa's iconic peak.

Start
Marangu, Tanzania
Finish
Marangu, Tanzania
Countries
Tanzania
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
YKAK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
180kg pp per trip

Visit Africa and conquer Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Marangu Route.


Highlights

  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Spot monkeys hiding in tropical rainforest
  • Hike through surreal hanging moss forests and moonscapes
  • Tackle a climactic last stretch by lamplight
  • Gaze at the vast plains and ice fields of Africa
  • Experience an incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Visit Africa and conquer the summit of Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro. This classic trek is the most popular route to the spectacular summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by mountain huts to keep you well protected from the elements. Following the most direct route to the summit, you'll cover the 67 km trail in five days. Although it can be busy, the route is well maintained and is a fabulous trek to Africa's iconic peak.

Itinerary

Nestled on the lower slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro, this lively town is a great base to explore the surrounding area. Set off on an optional cultural walk for an insight into local Chagga culture or simply relax in town and admire the cloud-covered summit of tomorrow's challenge.
Enticing bird calls and glimpses of different monkey species make this rainforest walk incredibly rewarding. For those after an extra challenge, why not make the trek to nearby Maundi Crater. The views from the top are sure to provide plenty of inspiration for the upcoming journey.
Get muscles pumping on the trek to Horombo Hut and watch as rainforest gives way to rolling alpine meadows dotted with giant heather trees. Spend the night overlooked by the twin snow-tipped peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi.
Hike through hauntingly beautiful moorland forests full of hanging moss then traverse the Saddle’s surreal lunar landscape to reach Kibo Hut. Take the opportunity to rest before setting off on the final ascent.
At midnight, zigzag up a scree slope by torchlight to reach Gillman’s Point. Savour the phenomenal sight of the sun rising majestically behind Mawenzi Peak and watch as the landscape below is slowly revealed. For those still with energy, it is a further two hours along the rim of the crater to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From here, there are vistas of the crater, the ice fields and the vast and distant East African plains below.
Descend through alpine meadows and rainforest.
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Inclusions

Meals
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
Hotel (1 night), Mountain hut (4 nights)
Included activites
  • Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, mountain huts & rescue services (5 days)
  • Services of highly experienced guides and porters

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Notes

This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit in order to secure a Kilimanjaro climb permit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1000, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ). Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

This trip is offered on a join-in basis. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

Please note this trip will be discontinued in 2013

Important notes

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