6 Days Marangu Route
The 6 day Marangu route is a popular trekking choice for climbers of Mount Kilimanjaro. One of the simpler and more direct routes to the summit, this one is distinguished by its permanent huts that provide lodging and meals.
You’ll pass through a variety of landscapes during the 6 days Marangu route trek, from lush rainforests to bleak alpine deserts, and you’ll get to take in the breathtaking views of the surroundings. The last ascent to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point, marks the culmination of the hike.
It’s essential to adequately plan and acclimate to the altitude in order to improve your chances of success. For those looking for an unforgettable adventure and a chance to climb one of the most famous peaks in the world, the 6-day Marangu route is the perfect option.
Day by Day Itinerary
You’ll arrive in either Arusha or Moshi and be picked up by a representative from Sumbi Extra Miles Safari. You’ll have a briefing with your guide and go through a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment for the trek. The rest of the day is free to relax and prepare for the trek ahead.
After breakfast, you’ll drive to Marangu Gate to begin the trek. You’ll register with the park authorities and start hiking through the lush rainforest, taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife around you. You’ll arrive at Mandara Hut, located at 2,700 meters (8,860 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the trek through the heathland and moorland, which gradually become more challenging with steeper inclines and rougher terrain. You’ll arrive at Horombo Hut, located at 3,720 meters (12,200 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the alpine desert, which is a barren and rocky landscape. The trek is challenging and takes approximately 6-7 hours to reach Kibo Hut, located at 4,700 meters (15,400 feet). You’ll have an early dinner and rest as much as possible before the early morning summit attempt.
You’ll wake up around midnight and begin the final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The trek is very challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain, and takes approximately 6-7 hours. You’ll reach the summit at sunrise and have time to take photos and enjoy the amazing view. You’ll then begin the descent back down to Kibo Hut, where you’ll rest and have a hot meal before continuing the descent to Horombo Hut. You’ll spend the night at Horombo Hut.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the descent through the heathland and rainforest until you reach Marangu Gate. You’ll receive your summit certificates and then transfer back to either Arusha or Moshi, where you’ll have a celebratory dinner and spend the night.
End of 6 Days Marangu Route
This 6 Days Marangu Route itinerary with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is designed to give you the best chance of reaching the summit while also allowing for proper acclimatization and rest. It’s a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness, but it’s also incredibly rewarding and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
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