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Marangu Route

Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro targets the point Kibo at 5.895 meters above sea level.

 

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, reaching a height of 5,895 meters or 19,341 feet above sea level. On clear days her snow-capped peaks can be seen from different vantage points from Arusha and Moshi.

For those wishing to tackle Mt Kilimanjaro’s dizzying heights, there are several options open with each route having a different character; suitable in accordance to age, fitness level, prior experience as to climbing & trekking in general and at altitude, and – at the end of the day – just what you would like to experience out of your climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Also known as the Coca-Cola route this path to the peak is characterized by mountain hut-based accommodation and is generally seen as the easier way as the distance is shorter. It has a lot of traffic due to the accommodation type and lack of wilderness and the ascent and descent are on the same route. It ranks second after the Machame route.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi/ Sirimon/ Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi at 7.30am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight,

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Day 2: Judmier Camp/ Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m.

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Day 3: Shipton Camp

Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

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Day 4: Shiptons/ Point Lenana/ Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent

Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving Mount Kenya point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya

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Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/ Chogoria/ Nairobi

Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

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Included:

  • Guarantee price/ guarantee trek on confirmation

  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.

  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner 

  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes

  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook

  • Start and finish Nairobi

  • Treated water on the trek.

  • On completion, Successful Climb Certificate 


Excluded: 

  • Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears

  • International flights 

  • Visas to Kenya 

  • Items of personal nature

  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Please Note:

Whilst we commit to running your tour as per the itinerary above, we are at the mercy of many factors outside of our control and from time to time it may be necessary to amend the itinerary to suit the local conditions.  We will always notify you if the changes are essential and we have advance warning, often though any changes are due to weather conditions and we have no control over this, and usually a very short warning window.

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