6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing safari - up Marangu Route down Marangu
Total hiking distance: About 96 km's
It takes about 5 days to climb Kilimanjaro, which
is the highest mountain in Africa and
one of the largest extinct volcanoes. Any physically
fit person can climb it. No climbing experience is
necessary. The mountain climb can be in any month
except during long rains in April and May. The best
months are January to March and August to October
usually with cloudless days. There are two peaks:
Mawenzi-5149m and Kibo–5895m.
Hiking time: 5 hoursDistance: About 12
km'sHabitat: Montane forest Moorland
breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain
forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals
and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 15 km's
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through
the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change
and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and
the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the
Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight
at the hut. (12,520ft).
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 15
km'sHabitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape
becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear.
Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut.
Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru
6 hours to descend to Horombo Distance:
6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the
wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still
frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to
GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part).
UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour's walk along
the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the
craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to
Horombo hut for overnight
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km's
Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good
rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.
End your 6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing safari
- up Marangu Route down Marangu Route, after
breakfast, depart for your next destination, which
is optional, either:
(a) The National Park (This can be arranged)
(b) Kilimanjaro International Airport
(c) Arusha Town
(d) Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30
2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi - Nairobi
or 2 way KIA transfers
2 transfers from Moshi to Marangu park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking -
5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Marangu
4 nights accomodation in Huts while trekking Marangu
First and Last night accommodation at YMCA/Buffalo
hotelMoshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.