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6 Days Marangu Climbing Route

The Marangu Route, also known as the 'Coca-Cola' route, is the oldest and most established route on Kilimanjaro. It's the only route that offers dormitory-style bunks instead of camping. The Mandara and Kibo huts each have 60 bunk beds, while the Horombo hut has 120 bunk beds. Guests are provided with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required.

The huts share a dining room and simple washroom, from the flush toilet and running water in the lower hut to the long toilet and bucket of water in the Kibo hut. Many people prefer Marangu. Because it is considered the easiest trail on the mountain because of its gentle slope and direct trail. However, the short timeframe of the route makes altitude acclimatization very difficult. The route approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Unfortunately Marangu is not as scenic as the other routes. Because the ascent and descent are on the same path. For this reason, it is also the busiest route.





After arriving in Kilimanjaro / Arusha city via Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll be met by your proficient driver from  Leon Expeditions Ltd and transferred to the Lodging for rest, supper and overnight, on the off chance that time grants a free city visit can be orchestrated . On this day you may be given climbing data at your inn and climbing gear to check to ensure a effective climb, you will have a chance to see Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru within the distance.


Hiking: 5-7 hours

Overnight Altitude: -8,858

Environment: Rain forest

Once you have got wrapped up breakfast, it is time to take off Arusha and head towards the southeast entrance of Kilimanjaro National Stop, way better known as Marangu Gate. Upon arriving at Marangu Entryway, you'll be given the time to check-in and enlist. This is often where you start your climb of Kilimanjaro. The primary leg of this course takes you through the woods and the rain forest where you'll be able to require within the eucalyptus trees and different species of fowls. In the event that you're fortunate, you'll fair spot a Colobus monkey or two – keep an eye out for dark or white hide! Make beyond any doubt you've got the appropriate equipment and footwear since the moo elevations can create damp, sloppy soil.


Hiking: 5-7 hours

Overnight Altitude: -12,205

Environment: Heath/Moorland

To begin off day 2, you may investigate the ultimate extend of forest as the gigantic extend of moorland starts to open up right before your eyes. On your walk, you'll be able appreciate the spiked crests of Mawenzi that climb up towards the skies of Africa. It is common for individuals to encounter the onset of height ailment at these statures. It is vital to pay consideration to how you are feeling and communicate along with your direct at the primary and slightest sign of sickness. After coming to the Horombo Huts, you may have time to unload and experience the see of Kibo some time recently supper.


Hiking: 1-2 hours

Overnight Altitude: -14,400

Environment: Heath/Moorland

You'll spend an additional day at the Horombo Huts to permit your body to acclimate to the progressively tall height. You must remain at camp and unwind in the event that you're appearing any signs of sickness or are feeling particularly tired. Be that as it may, in case you're feeling well-acclimated to the altitude, then you're free to walk up to Mawenzi Hut and respect the unimaginable see of Kibo and Mawenzi. Keep a consistent pace and you walk the course and appreciate the wonderful scene. Something else, you'll be able take a travel to the surprising Zebra Rocks. This requires a climb of 310 meters.


Hiking: 5-7 Hours

Overnight Altitude: -15,430

Environment: Snow capped Forsake

On day 4, you'll walk through changed and strikingly beautiful scenes. To start, you may proceed over the heath because it gradually turns into the dried, destroy good countries between Mawenzi and Kibo. The view here is littered with colossal and little volcanic rocks, acting as a confirmation to the volcanic movementof a long time past. The ultimate extend to the Kibo Huts is exceptionally soak and physically challenging.

Once you arrive at the Kibo Huts, it is time to organize your hardware and warm dress for tomorrow’s travel to the crest. To anticipate solidifying, keep any water your plan on bringing in a thermos. Get to bed early, as the next day’s journey requires a full night’s rest worth of vitality. You are getting prepared to require on Kilimanjaro’s ultimate challenge!


Hiking: 4-5 Hours

Overnight Altitude: -12,205

As you alert around midnight, there's fair enough time for a little dinner some time recently you start your daily climb. Numerous hikers consider the troublesome landscape, scattered with free rocks, to be the foremost difficult part of the climb. The goal is to reach Gilman’s Point by day break. This is often to create beyond any doubt merely can make it to Uhuru, the highest point of Kibo, in the blink of an eye after dawn. There will be a fast halt at Gilman’s Point to experience the great see. A short time later, you'll continue along the edge of the hole to Uhuru – this is the last portion of the ascent and highlights a steady incline.

Depending on once you take your journey, you will confront snow on the ultimate extend of the way to Uhuru Crest – the most noteworthy point in Africa and the very beat of Kilimanjaro. As you reach the crest, an height of 5,895, you'll salute yourself as you encounter the shocking see and get a picture before the Uhuru Top Sign.

Presently it is time to begin back towards the Kibo Huts, you'll discover that this portion goes by inconceivably rapidly. At the Kibo Huts, you may halt to relax and appreciate a much-needed lunch, before moving along to the Horombo Huts, where you may appreciate a well-deserved full night’s rest.


Hiking: 5-7 Hours

Overnight Altitude: -1,843

Environment: Elevated Leave

On our last day, we have a longer trek through the tropical rain forest. Once at the park headquarters at the Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. The car will meet us here and take us to the hotel in Arusha/ Moshi.
Dinner and bottles of Champaign accompanied by a party at your Hotel/Lodge.


Getting off at the airport depends on the flight schedule. You will be picked up from your hotel to the airport ready to catch your flight to the next destination.


• Mobile phones - carried by the main guide and all assistant guides, for daily communication with our Arusha base. For any emergency
• Linen (with replaceable bedding)
• Complete medical / first aid kit
• Professional mountain guides, all senior guides (at least one per trip) are currently certified by NOLS USA as WFR (Wilderness First Responder).
• A ratio of at least one guide for every three guests, to ensure personal attention.
• Cooks and porters
• Storage fees
• Camp fees
• Emergency rescue costs
• 4-season mountain tents (triple tent used as a double or single tent (extra charge), each tent equipped with a reinforced floor mat that covers both sides of the road, to allow clean and dry storage of equipment and waterproofing, mud or dust from entering the tent.
• Foam camping mat
• Large dining tent without weather, at night the tent is lit by candlelight, this tent is used for breakfast, lunch and dinner if the weather does not permit.
• Aluminum tables and chairs for all meals.
• Three meals a day, we prepare and prepare delicious and exciting meals needed for a long trip in the mountains.
• Snacks
• Mineral water
• Transfer from the hotel to the starting point
• Transfer from the final destination to the hotel



  • Accommodation on arrival and last day
  • Mountain guide tips, recommended 15-20 per group per day
  • Porters 5 - 10$ per porter per group per day
  • Personal expenses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal items
  • Personal insurance / travel insurance
  • Personal medicine/first aid kit
  • Personal travel equipment

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