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Marangu Route - 5 & 6 Days Climb.

Data from Kilimanjaro National Park indicate that about 35 percent of all climbers use it.

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Marangu Route - OVERVIEW

Welcome

Popularly known as the "Coca-Cola route," the Marangu road is the oldest and most well-traveled path atop Mount Kilimanjaro. By using the Marangu route, you will be able to replicate Hans Meyer's 1889 first successful ascent of Kilimanjaro. The trail travels through every climate zone on the mountain, from tropical forest to alpine desert, and is located inside Kilimanjaro National Park. Remarkably, it's the only route that provides overnight accommodations in huts akin to dorms. Thinking about taking the Marangu Route? Since the huts will keep you dry and comfortable, it's a wonderful choice for climbing Kilimanjaro during the rainy seasons, which are from mid-March to late May and from late October to late December. There are 5- and 6-day versions of the Marangu trek, 6-days of which is more easier.

MAP MACHAME ROUTE

Best of Marangu Route

Beautiful Scenery

You will be greeted with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Incredible images and visual bliss assured.

Superb Acclimatization

We design our climbing schedules such that the acclimatization transfer goes as smoothly as possible.

High Success Rates.

You may be sure that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the help of our qualified guides will be a success.

Professional Climbing Team

Pleasant ascent with expert trekking team guides, cooks, and porters. depart from you with a lasting recollection.

Machame Route - 6 and 7 Days Tour Details.

        DAY 1     ➢     Arrival

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) by an Kilimanbjaro Ascent representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Our Expediton manager or Guide will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Accommodation in Arusha

51.9 Km from JRO.

Accommodation in Moshi.

41.3 Km from JRO.

What to do !

Preparation for the Climb

Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast.

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A short drive brings us to the Machame trailhead (~5,380’). After the climbers and crew have checked in with the park rangers, we will hike up through the montane forests, winding up the mossy jungle, making our way to Machame Hut camp.

Hiking Distance

11 Km / 6 Mile.

Overnight Altitude

2,643 M / 8,671 Ft

Hiking Time

5 Hours

Meals

Full body.

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After breakfast, our hike continues through the forest. We will take our time, soaking in the scenery as we make our way through the moorlands. We will be treated to spectacular views of Kibo peak..

Hiking Distance

6 Km / 3.7 Mile

Overnight Altitude

3,750 M / 12,303.15 Ft.

Hiking Time

4 Hours

Meals

Full body.

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Today is a long day but lots of acclimatization as you climb high, sleep low. We will take an acclimatization hike to Lava Tower (~ 4,600 m / 15,091 ft.’) for lunch, before descending to the Barranco valley. For those who have energy, and if time and weather permit, there’s the possibility to scramble up the Lava Tower itself. The scenery is amazing today, passing through different zones of the mountain..

Hiking Distance

10 Km / 6.2 Mile

Overnight Altitude

3,900 M / 12,795 Ft.

Hiking Time

6 Hours

Meals

Full body.

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Climb the steep Barranco Wall and then go up and down several ridges and valleys before arriving at Karanga camp. having lunch and continue your circuit and arrive at your final camp before the summit (Barafu camp). You’ll have an early supper, sleep for a few hours, and then arise at about 11:00 PM to start tomorrow’s summit ascent.

Hiking Distance

10 Km / 6.2 Mile

Overnight Altitude

4,673 M / 15,331 Ft.

Hiking Time

6 Hours

Meals

Full body.

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Start hiking at around midnight, using your headlamps to lead the way slowly up to Stella Point and then the summit. Due to the altitude, you will hike slowly, and will need to dress warmly for the cold. After celebrating with photos at the summit, descend down to Mweka camp. Hiking: 6-8 hours ascent to the summit, then 3-4 hours of descent back to barafu. Then 3-4 hours to Mweka Camp .

Hiking Distance

17.5 Km / 10.8 Mile

Overnight Altitude

3,100 M / 10170.6 Ft.

Hiking Time

15 Hours

Meals

Full Body

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We make the final descent through the rain forest to Mweka Gate. Here we will have lunch and say goodbye to our mountain crew before leaving Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Drive back to Arusha / Moshi for a hot shower and a celebratory dinner..

Hiking Distance

10 Km / 6.2 Mile

Overnight

Hotel Moshi / Arusha

Hiking Time

3 Hours

Meals

Half body.

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The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport. Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania .

Depart From Moshi

41.3 Km from JRO.

Depart From Arusha

51.9 Km to JRO.

Available Tour and Holiday

Wildlife Safaris , Zanzibar and Day Tours.

Kilimanjaro-International-Airport

        DAY 1     ➢     Arrival

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) by an Kilimanbjaro Ascent representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Our Expediton manager or Guide will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Accommodation in Arusha

51.9 Km from JRO.

Accommodation in Moshi.

41.3 Km from JRO.

What to do !

Preparation for the Climb

Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast.

Untitled-design-15-2560x1280

A short drive brings us to the Machame trailhead (~5,380’). After the climbers and crew have checked in with the park rangers, we will hike up through the montane forests, winding up the mossy jungle, making our way to Machame Hut camp.

Hiking Distance

11 Km / 6 Mile.

Overnight Altitude

2,643 M / 8,671 Ft

Hiking Time

5 Hours

Meals

Full body.

we-get-to-know-machame-route-09

After breakfast, our hike continues through the forest. We will take our time, soaking in the scenery as we make our way through the moorlands. We will be treated to spectacular views of Kibo peak..

Hiking Distance

6 Km / 3.7 Mile

Overnight Altitude

3,750 M / 12,303.15 Ft.

Hiking Time

4 Hours

Meals

Full body.

2214 (1)

Today is a long day but lots of acclimatization as you climb high, sleep low. We will take an acclimatization hike to Lava Tower (~ 4,600 m / 15,091 ft.’) for lunch, before descending to the Barranco valley. For those who have energy, and if time and weather permit, there’s the possibility to scramble up the Lava Tower itself. The scenery is amazing today, passing through different zones of the mountain..

Hiking Distance

10 Km / 6.2 Mile

Overnight Altitude

3,900 M / 12,795 Ft.

Hiking Time

6 Hours

Meals

Full body.

lava-tower-camp-4

Climb the steep Barranco Wall and then go up and down several ridges and valleys before arriving at Karanga camp. having lunch and continue your circuit and arrive at your final camp before the summit (Barafu camp). You’ll have an early supper, sleep for a few hours, and then arise at about 11:00 PM to start tomorrow’s summit ascent.

Hiking Distance

10 Km / 6.2 Mile

Overnight Altitude

4,673 M / 15,331 Ft.

Hiking Time

6 Hours

Meals

Full body.

al-fresco-lunch-with-a-view-of-Kibo-peak

Start hiking at around midnight, using your headlamps to lead the way slowly up to Stella Point and then the summit. Due to the altitude, you will hike slowly, and will need to dress warmly for the cold. After celebrating with photos at the summit, descend down to Mweka camp. Hiking: 6-8 hours ascent to the summit, then 3-4 hours of descent back to barafu. Then 3-4 hours to Mweka Camp .

Hiking Distance

17.5 Km / 10.8 Mile

Overnight Altitude

3,100 M / 10170.6 Ft.

Hiking Time

15 Hours

Meals

Full Body

machame-7-days

We make the final descent through the rain forest to Mweka Gate. Here we will have lunch and say goodbye to our mountain crew before leaving Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Drive back to Arusha / Moshi for a hot shower and a celebratory dinner..

Hiking Distance

10 Km / 6.2 Mile

Overnight

Hotel Moshi / Arusha

Hiking Time

3 Hours

Meals

Half body.

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The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport. Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania .

Depart From Moshi

41.3 Km from JRO.

Depart From Arusha

51.9 Km to JRO.

Available Tour and Holiday

Wildlife Safaris , Zanzibar and Day Tours.

Kilimanjaro-International-Airport

Machame Route Trekking Price.

Most climbers come to us searching for our classic excursions. Our traditional Kilimanjaro hikes are delightful and unforgettable because of the excellent comfort and strict safety regulations that we maintain. Among our clientele, this is the most favored choice.

This climbing package comes with everything a hiker could possibly need, including expert mountain crews,high-quality group equipment, and meals planned by nutritionists. We follow the same safety procedures for all of our hiking excursions, though, and only certified Wilderness First Responder guides are allowed to lead a party. Additional safety precautions include having an oxygen cylinder supply on hand, comprehensive medical kits, and required daily medical examinations.

Machame Route

6 Days Trek ( 8 Days Tour )

1 Pax

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6 Pax

7 Pax

8+ Pax

★★★★★

6 Days Trek ( 8 Days Tour )

Price per Person

$ 2,918

$ 2,247

$ 2,002

$ 1,973

$ 1,922

$ 1,859

$ 1,798

$ 1,749

7 Days Trek ( 9 Days Tour )

Price per Person

$ 3,321

$ 2,572

$ 2,283

$ 2,256

$ 2,197

$ 2,120

$ 2,059

$ 1,997

Additional amenities on our premium Kilimanjaro experiences include walk-in tents that are roomy, a sophisticated meal plan during the hike, portable restrooms, camping cots, satellite phones so you can stay in contact with loved ones, and other enhancements. Here, luxury-focused climbers can receive the best possible service!

All of our guides must possess a Wilderness First Responder Certification, oxygen cylinders, medical kits, and two daily medical check-ups are required as part of the safety standards for the premium experiences.

You will be lodging in an Arusha 5-star hotel before and after your tour (breakfast and dinner included).

Machame Route

6 Days Trek ( 8 Days Tour )

1 Pax

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6 Pax

7 Pax

8+ Pax

★★★★★

6 Days Trek ( 8 Days Tour )

Price per Person

$ 2,918

$ 2,247

$ 2,002

$ 1,973

$ 1,922

$ 1,859

$ 1,798

$ 1,749

7 Days Trek ( 9 Days Tour )

Price per Person

$ 3,321

$ 2,572

$ 2,283

$ 2,256

$ 2,197

$ 2,120

$ 2,059

$ 1,997

Tour Includes

Machame 6 Days - Classic Package.

The night before the climb and the night following the descent, you will be accommodated in a hotel in Moshi or Arusha Town based on your preferences. In your hotel, you will find everything a traveler needs: professional staff, a restaurant, a swimming pool, comfortable rooms with mosquito nets, laundry service, and complimentary Wi-Fi.re.

By default, our packages include bed and breakfast accommodation. We also offer half-board and full-board upgrades at an additional cost. On the day before the climb, our managers will meet you in your hotel for an orientation briefing, and our car will pick you up for the start of your Kilimanjaro adventure.

On the day before the climb, our Expedition managers or Mountain will meet you in your hotel for an orientation briefing, and equipment check.

Together, this professional and passionate team works in harmony to create an unforgettable journey to the roof of Africa. Their dedication, expertise, and unwavering support are what make our Kilimanjaro expeditions truly exceptional.

Enjoy a seamless travel experience with transfeers. Our comprehensive transfer services have got you covered from start to finish. Whether you're arriving at the airport or venturing into the Kilimanjaro National Park, our professional drivers will be there to greet you and ensure a smooth transition.

Sit back, relax, and let us handle the logistics as you appreciate the stunning landscapes and embark on your exciting journey. With transfeers, you can focus on creating lasting memories, knowing that your transportation needs are taken care of with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Crafted with your health and energy needs in mind, All Meals provides a delicious array of nutritious, high-quality dishes. From hearty entrees to satisfying snacks, each item is made with premium ingredients to power your body through even the most demanding outdoor activities.

But the benefits don't stop there. Enjoy the convenience of hot drinks anytime, thanks to our innovative packaging and preparation methods. Stay hydrated and warm, no matter the weather conditions, and savor the perfect cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa to elevate your mountain experience.

Elevate your outdoor adventures with our premium camping equipment collection. Experience the perfect blend of comfort and quality, crafted to withstand the rigors of the great outdoors. Slip into the plush embrace of our spacious, two-person sleeping tent, designed with durable, weather-resistant materials from trusted brands like Mountain Hardwear and The North Face. Pair it with our thick, 2-inch sleeping mats for a restful night's sleep under the stars.

When it's time to gather and refuel, our dining tent offers a cozy retreat, complete with a sturdy table and comfortable chairs. Nearby, your dedicated kitchen tent ensures we can prepare delectable meals with ease, thanks to its thoughtful layout and ample space. For your guides and porters, we've curated tents that prioritize their comfort and well-being, allowing them to recharge and be at their best to support your journey.

As our intrepid climbing team embarks on their exhilarating journeys, we take pride in equipping them with the finest safety gear. From the reliable oxygen cylinders that ensure their well-being in high altitudes to the meticulously stocked medical kits ready to address any emergencies, our safety equipment is the backbone that supports their explorations.

We are grateful for the trust our team places in us, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of safety equipment to ensure their well-being and success. Together, we conquer challenges, push boundaries, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

At our organization, we take great pride in ensuring our climbing team is fairly and appropriately compensated. The wages we provide are not just a paycheck, but a reflection of our deep appreciation for the invaluable contributions of our guides, chefs, and support staff. We believe that by offering competitive government-recommended salaries, we are not only fulfilling our ethical obligations but also demonstrating our unwavering commitment to the well-being and motivation of our dedicated team. These wages serve as a tangible acknowledgment of the hard work, expertise, and passion that each member brings to our expeditions.

Beyond the financial aspect, we strive to cultivate a work environment that fosters growth, camaraderie, and a shared sense of purpose. Our team is the backbone of our operations, and we are honored to support them with wages that reflect their indispensable role in creating unforgettable experiences for our clients.

Enjoy the great outdoors without compromising your comfort with our portable toilet solution for your camping adventures. Designed to provide a clean and convenient restroom experience, our portable toilet ensures you can focus on the beauty of nature without worrying about finding suitable facilities.

With its sturdy construction and easy-to-use design, this compact toilet will become an indispensable companion on your hiking routes, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. Elevate your time in the wilderness with our thoughtfully crafted portable toilet – a must-have for any serious outdoor enthusiast.

Tour Excludes

Machame 6 Days Package.

        International Flights.

Our Kilimanjaro packages don’t include international flights. You’ll be responsible for covering those costs separately

A 90-day single-entry visa costs USD 50 for the majority of nationals. However, the cost of a multi-entry visa is $100 for US citizens. To find out more about Tanzanian visa regulations and requirements, speak with one of our travel consultants.

On our group adventures, you will have to share a hotel room and a tent with your traveling buddy or another traveler who is the same gender as you. Tell us if you would rather be in a private room or under a tent. Supplements in singles are available for an extra fee. The Marangu route does not offer a single supplement. Overnight stays are provided in room that may hold up to 4 - 6 hikers.

Our climbing packages do not include travel insurance. All participants must have travel insurance that covers climbing to elevations of up to 6000 meters and a helicopter evacuation in order to participate in our hiking expeditions on Kilimanjaro and Meru. Please get in touch with your insurance provider to confirm that those standards are met and to find out the precise charges, as insurance requirements and costs varies between nations.

In mountain trekking, tipping your climbing companions is a custom that has been followed for many years worldwide. Tipping your mountain crew is always encouraged at Kilimanjaro Ascent, but it is never required. Particularly if they exceed your expectations. A suggested budget of $250 to $350 USD per person is suggested.

We don't include any extra activities in our trip packages other than those that come with an additional fee. Examples include camping in a crater, staying at Barafu High Camp (Cossovo) an extra day during the climb, doing a day tour after climbing, or going on a day safari.

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