7 DAYS KILIMANJARO TREKKING LEMOSHO ROUTE

Embark on the ultimate adventure with our Kilimanjaro Trek via the Marangu Route! This six-day journey begins in Arusha, Tanzania, leading you through lush rainforests, alpine deserts, and to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Uhuru Peak. Led by experienced guides, this expedition promises both challenge and awe-inspiring moments as you conquer Kilimanjaro and create unforgettable memories. Join us for an unforgettable trek to the Roof of Africa!

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you’ll be greeted by our representative. They’ll escort you to Weru Weru River Lodge or similar accommodation. The lodge offers all the comforts for a pleasant stay: cozy rooms, hot water, friendly staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening, there will be a briefing by our managers to ensure you’re prepared for the climb.

  • BED & BREAKFAST Note: Check-in begins at 1:00 PM.

DAY 2: TREKKING FROM MARANGU GATE TO MANDARA HUT

Your guide and mountain support crew will meet you at the hotel in the morning for a quick briefing. Then, you’ll travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After obtaining climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will trek to Mandara Hut (2,700m). The trail passes through rainforest, so bring spare clothes and raincoats. Upon reaching the camp, the support crew will handle setup and lunch. You’ll spend the night in special huts along the Marangu route. It’s your first day at altitude, so follow instructions carefully.

  • LUNCHEON;
  • DINNER ELEVATION: 1,860 m to 2,700 m
  • HIKING TIME: 5-7 hours
  • DISTANCE: 11 km
  • DIFFICULTY: Medium
  • HABITAT: Rainforest
  • DAY 3: TREKKING FROM MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

After breakfast, depart Mandara Hut for a moderate trek to Horombo Hut (3,720 m). En route, enjoy views of Kibo and Mawenzi volcanoes. After lunch, complete an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut before returning to Horombo Hut for dinner. Note: Acclimatization hikes are crucial for summit success and altitude sickness prevention.

  • BREAKFAST;
  • LUNCH;
  • DINNER ACCLIMATIZATION HIKE: Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point in route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 2.5 km
  • HIKING TIME: 1–2 hours
  • ELEVATION: 2,700 m to 3,720 m
  • HIKING TIME: 5-6 hours DISTANCE: 10 km
  • DIFFICULTY: Medium
  • HABITAT: Moorland

DAY 4: TREKKING FROM HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

After breakfast, trek to Kibo Hut (4,700 m). It’s not a difficult trek, but maintain an appropriate pace for the summit push. After lunch, rest, avoid strenuous activity, and hydrate.

  • BREAKFAST;
  • LUNCH;
  • DINNER
  • ELEVATION: 3,720 m to 4,700 m
  • HIKING TIME: 4-8 hours
  • DISTANCE: 10 km
  • DIFFICULTY: High
  • HABITAT: Alpine desert

DAY 5: TREKKING TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO HOROMBO HUT

Depart Kibo Hut for the trek to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). It’s physically moderate but altitude is a challenge. Each pair of climbers will have their own guide. After reaching Uhuru Peak, descend to Kibo Camp, rest, then continue to Horombo Hut. Note: Most accidents occur during descent; pay attention to your feet.

  • BREAKFAST;
  • LUNCH;
  • DINNER ELEVATION: 4,700 m to 5,895 m to 3,720 m
  • HIKING TIME: 8-12 hours
  • DISTANCE: 15 km DIFFICULTY: High
  • HABITAT: Arctic

DAY 6: DESCENT FROM HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE

After breakfast, begin your descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate (1,860 m). The trek will take you through the stunning landscapes you’ve experienced on your ascent. Take your time to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings as you make your way down. Upon reaching Marangu Gate, you’ll complete some formalities with park authorities before bidding farewell to your guides and support crew. A transfer will be arranged to take you back to Weru Weru River Lodge or similar accommodation, where you can relax and reflect on your incredible journey.

  • BREAKFAST;
  • LUNCH ELEVATION: 3,720 m to 1,860 m
  • HIKING TIME: 5-6 hours
  • DISTANCE: 20 km
  • DIFFICULTY: Medium
  • HABITAT: Moorland, Rainforest
  • Price Include:
    * All transfers

    * Accommodation
    * all trekking fees,
    * All meals while on the Mountain
    * Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
    * Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
    * English speaking guide
    * Sleeping bags
    * Porters salary
    • 3 meals in a day
    • Mineral drinking water.

    Price Exclude:

    * Tips,
    * medical insurance cover
    * all trekking personal gears
    * alcohol
    * all things of personal nature

    1. What is Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, located in Tanzania. It is a dormant volcano and one of the most iconic mountains in the world.
    2. How tall is Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, called Uhuru Peak, stands at an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level.
    3. How long does it take to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • The duration of a Kilimanjaro climb varies depending on the route chosen. Most climbs typically range from 5 to 9 days.
    4. What are the different routes up Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • There are several routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro, each with its own characteristics and scenery. Popular routes include the Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Rongai, and Northern Circuit routes.
    5. Is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro difficult?

      • Climbing Kilimanjaro is challenging due to its high altitude, but it doesn’t require technical climbing skills. However, climbers should be physically fit and prepared for the rigors of high-altitude trekking.
    6. Do I need a guide to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • Yes, it is mandatory to have a registered guide accompany you on your Kilimanjaro climb. Guides are essential for safety, navigation, and providing support throughout the trek.
    7. When is the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • The best times for climbing Kilimanjaro are during the dry seasons, which are typically from late June to October and from December to March. These months offer clearer skies and better trekking conditions.
    8. What should I pack for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • Essential items for climbing Kilimanjaro include proper clothing for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots, a good quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, personal medications, and other necessary gear as recommended by your tour operator.
    9. What are the risks of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • The main risks of climbing Kilimanjaro include altitude sickness, which can affect anyone regardless of fitness level, as well as other potential hazards such as extreme weather conditions and physical exhaustion.
    10. Do I need to train before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

      • Yes, it is highly recommended to undergo physical training and preparation before attempting to climb Kilimanjaro. This can include cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking to build endurance and fitness levels.
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