7 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB ITINERARY - MARANGU ROUTE
Transfer from Arusha or KIA (Kilimanjaro International Airport) for Marangu, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at the Kibo Hotel, Marangu Hotel or Mountain Inn.
After breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first Hut-MANDARA. Meals and overnight at the hut.
3-4 hours 9000 ft 2,725m
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine meadow. The altitude begins to change and slows down 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.
5 hours 12335 ft 3,780m
After breakfast, resume the climb; the landscape becomes rugged and rocky and groundsels and lobelias appear. Climb to Kibo hut. Meals and overnight at the hut.
5-6 hours 15520ft 4,730m
The beginning of the last ascent is made at about 1:00 a.m. in the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMAN'S POINT (most difficult and tiring part)UHURU PEAK is reached within an hours walk along the crater's rim.
Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight.
5 hours 18635ft. 5680m.
Continue the descent to Marangu Gate. Return to your hotel. After lunch, rest for the day. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, depart for your next destination to:
(a) The National Parks
(b) Kilimanjaro International Airport
(c) Arusha or