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MOUNT KILIMANJARO - MARANGU ROUTE
01: Nairobi - Arusha:
on arrival at Nairobi (early morning flight) or from your Nairobi hotel
you will board the early morning shuttle bus to Arusha and be driven southwards
to Namanga border of Kenya and Tanzania for immigration formalities and
later proceed to Arusha where we will have our Lunch break before rejoining
the bus to proceeding to Moshi for our full briefing and kit inspection
before spending our night at
02: Marangu - Mandara Hut
our morning breakfast we meet our guide and porters and from there we
proceed to Marangu gate (1980m) the track passes through the forest which
gives people an opportunity to observe the wildlife and enjoy the forest.
Mandara Hut (2700m/9000ft) has a group of bunkhouses, in goods conditions,
with bed capacity of 80 people, toilets and a clean water supply. From
here we can visit the nearby Maundi Crater 2hrs walk and a small mound
rising out of the trees to the north. Views from the top, over the forest
up to the main peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi, provide plenty of inspiration
for the trek to come. Meals and Overnight will
03: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut
From Mandara Hut there are two paths running roughly parallel through the forest and then a narrow band of heather before meeting near the start of the moorland and to the right are the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, looking higher than Kibo from this angle, although undulating and steep in places, is easy to follow all the way up to Horombo Hut (3700m/12000ft). Meals and Overnight will be served at Horombo Hut.
04: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut
From here we continue gradually gaining height, past the Last Water point which is the highest running water on this route and cross the flat plain between Kibo and Mawenzi until we meet Jiwe La Ukoyo (meaning "pointed Rocks") at 4394m. From here Kibo Hut will take us another one and half hour which is at 4700m. Meals and Overnight will be served at Kibo Hut.
05: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut
our third night at Kibo hut we usually start walking very early in the
morning in order for us to see the sunrise from the crater rim, and give
us a chance of avoiding the mist. Also, the scree slope up to Gillman's
Point, and the snow on the path to Uhuru Peak, will still be frozen, which
will make the walking safer and less strenuous. Sunrises at a round 6am
and we should allow ourselves 5 to 6 hrs from Kibo Hut to Gillman's Point
(5680m), plus another 2hrs to reach Uhuru peak (5896m). From Uhuru or
Gillman's Point we descend on the same route and it will take us one to
2hrs-3hrs to Horombo Hut. Meals and Overnight will be served at Horombo
On this last day we retrace our step and down on the path to park gate. Meals and Overnight will be served at your Moshi Hotel for celebrations.
07: Arusha - Nairobi.