Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, due to its more gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts with dormitory style accommodation. There are 60 bunk beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo Huts.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there.
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Rongai route trek as itinerary depicts
Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook
All services begin and end at Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary
Treated water on the trek
Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks and climbing gears
Medical evacuation, US$ 30 per person value
International flights and taxes
Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary