Highlights
  • Sleep in mountain huts on the trek
  • Witness africa from atop its highest mountain
  • Marvel at sunrise on the summit

At 5,895m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly, and with your budget in mind. Overnight in mountain huts and awake ready to conquer the slopes. As a leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure on your way to the roof of Africa. Affectionately known as the Coca-Cola Route due to its popularity, Marangu covers forests, moorlands, and the Saddle (a high-altitude desert), on its way to Kibo Hut. This is the quickest route to the summit — with a catch: The trail is well -maintained but because of the quick ascent, the success rate is not as high as other routes. Local guides, cooks, and porters will provide support during your trek and at mountain huts along the way.

Trip Description
Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route
 
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Itinerary

Day 1 Moshi

Arrive in Moshi and head to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with the local guide to go over last minute details of the trip. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Moshi/Mandara Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Most days the hiking will begin early in the morning, with hikes of around 5 to 6 hours. The guides will set a moderate pace, so as to allow for time to acclimatize to the altitude changes. Guides will continually repeat the words, “pole pole” (po-ly, po-ly), which means “go slowly” in Swahili. Included Activities: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 3 Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut. Included Activities: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Day 4 Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desertlike alpine zone, to Kibo Hut. Included Activities: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Day 5 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut. Included Activities: Kibo Hut to Summit Summit to Horombo Huts Camp

Day 6 Horombo Huts/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 7 Moshi (1B)

Tour ends at approximately 8:00 am.

Dates & Pricing
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Price Per Day:

$ 307 per day
 
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Apr-07-2019Apr-13-2019$ 2,749YesSold Out Reserve
May-05-2019May-11-2019$ 2,749YesSold Out Reserve
Jun-09-2019Jun-15-2019$ 2,199YesSold Out Reserve
Jun-16-2019Jun-22-2019$ 2,337Yes7 spots left Reserve
Jun-23-2019Jun-29-2019$ 2,749YesSold Out Reserve
Jul-07-2019Jul-13-2019$ 2,524Yes4 spots left Reserve
Jul-28-2019Aug-03-2019$ 2,969Yes9 spots left Reserve
Aug-04-2019Aug-10-2019$ 2,969Yes4 spots left Reserve
Aug-18-2019Aug-24-2019$ 2,969Yes9 spots left Reserve
Aug-25-2019Aug-31-2019$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-01-2019Sep-07-2019$ 2,969Yes9 spots left Reserve
Sep-15-2019Sep-21-2019$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-22-2019Sep-28-2019$ 2,969Yes8 spots left Reserve
Sep-29-2019Oct-05-2019$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-06-2019Oct-12-2019$ 2,869Yes8 spots left Reserve
Oct-20-2019Oct-26-2019$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-27-2019Nov-02-2019$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Nov-03-2019Nov-09-2019$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Nov-10-2019Nov-16-2019$ 2,869Yes7 spots left Reserve
Nov-17-2019Nov-23-2019$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-22-2019Dec-28-2019$ 2,869Yes8 spots left Reserve
Dec-29-2019Jan-04-2020$ 2,869Yes11 spots left Reserve
Jan-12-2020Jan-18-2020$ 2,749Yes10 spots left Reserve
Jan-26-2020Feb-01-2020$ 2,749Yes8 spots left Reserve
Feb-02-2020Feb-08-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Feb-09-2020Feb-15-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Feb-23-2020Feb-29-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Mar-08-2020Mar-14-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Mar-15-2020Mar-21-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Mar-22-2020Mar-28-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Apr-19-2020Apr-25-2020$ 2,749Yes11 spots left Reserve
May-24-2020May-30-2020$ 2,749Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jun-07-2020Jun-13-2020$ 2,749Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jun-14-2020Jun-20-2020$ 2,749Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jun-21-2020Jun-27-2020$ 2,749Yes9 spots left Reserve
Jun-28-2020Jul-04-2020$ 2,749Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jul-05-2020Jul-11-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jul-12-2020Jul-18-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jul-19-2020Jul-25-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Aug-02-2020Aug-08-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Aug-16-2020Aug-22-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Aug-23-2020Aug-29-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Aug-30-2020Sep-05-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-06-2020Sep-12-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-13-2020Sep-19-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-20-2020Sep-26-2020$ 2,969Yes8 spots left Reserve
Sep-27-2020Oct-03-2020$ 2,969Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-04-2020Oct-10-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-18-2020Oct-24-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-25-2020Oct-31-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Nov-01-2020Nov-07-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Nov-22-2020Nov-28-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-13-2020Dec-19-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-20-2020Dec-26-2020$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-27-2020Jan-02-2021$ 2,869Yes12 spots left Reserve
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit
  • Moshi
  • 5-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route with local guides
  • cooks
  • and porters
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate minibus, trekking.Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 12
Max 12, avg 10.

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Simple hotels (2 nts), mountain huts (4 nts).
Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. On the trek you will stay in non-heated, wooden A-frame huts with simple, single beds that have thin mattresses. There is no electricity so headlamps are essential. Be prepared to possibly share a hut with members of the opposite sex. Your third sleep, before your summit hike, will be at the most basic of the shelters. This structure has many bunk beds, shared with several other hikers. With the altitude, the shelters do get very cold. For added comfort and insulation, you may consider bringing your own sleeping mat to lay on top of the provided mattresses. All huts have shared toilet and bathing facilities. Drinking water: On day 2, you should bring bottled water from the hotel for your first day's hike. Beyond that, purified (filtered) mountain water will be provided for you for the duration of the hike. Please note, if you need to alter the itinerary for any reason (e.g. travel delay or illness or in the event of having to descend from your climb early due to altitude sickness, injury or exhaustion), any unscheduled meals or nights spent in a location other than the tour itinerary will be at your own expense. Your start/end hotel has a number of services and facilities available as follows; Internet, laundry, gear hire, luggage storage, telephone services, TV lounge, outdoor dining area and a shuttle service to/from Moshi as the hotel is located just a few kilometres from the centre of town.
Start City
Moshi
End City
Moshi
Guides Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. Please be aware that this particular trip, that being the Mt. Kilimanjaro Group Trek - Marangu Route (tour code DTKM), is very popular due to the fact that it is short, the gradient is not as steep and that the accommodation consists of huts as opposed to camping, thus making it less costlier than compared to other routes. It is a quicker ascent with less opportunity & time for acclimatisation. Although the Marangu Route has a reasonably high success rate, the quick ascent can be more demanding on some, it differs from person to person. With this in mind it is suggested that you research various trips offered by G Adventures before making your decision. 2. Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. 3. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS FLYING INTO KILIMANJARO: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Kilimanjaro does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Kilimanjaro, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane’s arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Tanzania. You may find that you will be needed to start your trek and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Tanzania are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase or hire locally the needed items, and speak to your G Adventures representative to persist with your airline to retrieve your luggage. Once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you – depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement. 4.YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATE It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area. 5. Flying through London-Heathrow to East Africa? Please note that regardless of the rules in other centres, travellers flying from, or connecting in, London-Heathrow are currently only permitted one carry-on piece of luggage and one small personal bag (purse, laptop-size bag, briefcase) on board on flights to Nairobi. If you arrive to the security gate with 2 pieces, you will be forced to check-in one of them, which may result in complications noted above. This policy is in place as of the time of writing, though local rules and regulations may indeed change. It is thus advisable to contact your airline directly for the most up-to-date information. 6. A limited supply of equipment is available to rent directly from your Moshi hotel, however the quality varies. Be sure to thoroughly check the quality of your rented gear and to ensure that it is in correct working order. Whenever possible you should endeavor to bring your own clothing and equipment. 7. The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected. 8. For extra expenses at your hotel, cash or visa card are the only accepted form of payment. Please note however, there will be extra charges for using your credit card. As a result of this it is preferable to settle all expenses in cash. 9. Please read the Health and Safety section below for an important message on Physical Fitness and Altitude and Acclimatization. 10. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

Meals

This includes all meals while trekking on the mountain, along with breakfast back in Moshi on final day after your hike. All meals you have during your trip will be prepared from fresh local produce. Shopping for food will be done before the trip departs. Breakfasts and dinners will be served at camp, while lunches will tend to be packed to have en route while trekking. All evening meals will be hot and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. We believe that providing more than enough food while on such a trek is of the utmost importance, and as such you can be ensured that your cook and crew will provide enough quality food for you. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note: bottled water (both before and after the trek) is at your own expense, however, during the Kilimanjaro trek you will be provided with drinking water. This water is collected from fresh mountain streams and then purified with tablets by your guides who will replenish your empty bottles/thermos flasks on a daily basis. For peace of mind, you are welcome to add your own chlorine or iodine tablets instead, if you are uncomfortable drinking the water provided.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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