8 days Marangu route (AKA Cocacola route)
Nairobi to Moshi. The tour leaves Nairobi, where you will catch the Nairobi to Moshi express shuttle services. You are asked to meet at Westlands at 6:30am sharp! The journey to Moshi takes between 6 and 7 hours, including the stop at the border. Drop off is at the hotel. On arrival at the Hotel in Moshi you will be met by a Kilimanjaro Climb representative who will run through all pre-climb details. Overnight stay, at a hotel.
NB Money changing facilities in Moshi are limited. ATM's are available and accept Visa card, but not MasterCard.
Moshi to Kilimanjaro N.P. After breakfast, you are collected from your hotel and transferred to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Your climb will begin through the lower rainforest, up to Mandara Hut for 3-4 hours, at 2750m, where you stay overnight in the purpose built chalets.
Kilimanjaro. We climb out above the forest and continue trekking past the Maundi crater, to ascend to the open moorland - this should take about 5-6 hours. Tonight you camp at Horombo Hut at an altitude of 3720m.
An extra day is spent at Horombo camp.This will help in acclimatizing before we head to our final camp for the summit. We will ascend few meters during the day and later come back for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Horombo camp.
Kilimanjaro. The trek to Kibo Huts via the saddle takes 4-5 hours (4720m) through Alpine Desert. Early dinner and rest before midnight departure for the summit!
The Summit. Early midnight light breakfast. The steepest part of the route is to Gilman’s Point 5700m, which takes about 5-6 hours. There is another 90 minutes of trekking through snow until you continue around the crater to Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point in the whole of Africa! The descent to Kibo Huts takes about 2-3 hours where you can rest, refresh yourself and continue to walk back to Horombo Huts - 3 hours. Dinner. Overnight at Horombo Huts.
Kilimanjaro to Moshi. After breakfast we descend to Mandara Huts (3-4 hours) for lunch and then we descend all the way down to Marangu Gate (2 hours), where you are collected and transferred back to Moshi for your overnight stay at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Moshi to Nairobi. You will be collected by the shuttle bus at your choice of two scheduled time. We will organize this to your wishes in advance. Moshi - Nairobi, 6 - 7 hours including border crossing. Drop off at Parkside Hote
Gears Check List
- Duffel bag - For all your climbing gear and clothing. This will be carried by the porters
- Daypack -Large enough to carry your camera, water, raincoat, lunch pack, warm jacket or sweater
- Warm sleeping bag
- Ski Poles - Walking Stick.
- Water bottle/Camelbak-Total capacity at least 4 litres
- Kilimanjaro map If you want. It can also be bought at the gate.
High Altitude Gears
- Waterproof, breathable and wind proof jacket
- Waterproof, breathable and wind proof pants
- Polar fleece
- Thermal underwear
- Mittens or warm gloves
- If necessary: One pair thermal socks, Balaclava -Overhead cover, Gaiters, Thermal water flask
Medical and first aid supplies
- Pain killers -For headache
- Diamox (If not allergic to Sulphur)-For altitude sickness
- Imodium -For diarrhoea
- Malaria prophylaxis
- Something for muscular pains
- Plaster and bandages-For abrasions, blisters and cuts
- Antiseptic cream (Betadine)
- Flu and colds, eye drops
- Insect repellant
N.B: A Passport and a yellow fever card required.
USD 650 (east africa citizens) (5pax+)
USD $1,600 (non residents) (5 pax +)
Sightseeing + Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary
Services of Porters
Local Guides and Cooks
5 Lunches, 5 Dinners & 5 Breakfasts
Return Shuttle Bus Nairobi to Moshi and Moshi to Nairobi
Hotel (2 Nights)-Moshi Tanzania Bed and Breakfast only
Hut (5 Nights)
Personal Items Essentials
Toilet kit - Soap, tooth brush, toilet paper, wet wipes
Sun screen and lip protection (SPF 30+)
Zip lock bags - To protect camera etc from dust
Money belt - For valuables and identification
Camera (Extra lenses and film ASA 200 film recommended
Binoculars & Pocket knife
Powdered sports drinks for the climb e.g. game, isotonic drinks
Note book and pencil
Plastic bags + Masking tape -To keep clothing dry
Energy snacks and sweets
Video camera, tapes, battery packs & tri pod
Sun hat or similar -Must have a brim
Head Torch-Spare batteries.
Water purification tablets
Sunglasses Dark lenses for the climb with a securing strap
Flashlight/Torch Spare batteries
Water resistant semi stiff hiking boots
Shoes - sneakers, running shoes -For overnight camps
Woolen Socks -Several pairs - at least 4
Liner socks -Keep feet dry and limit blisters
- Hiking gear
- Soft drinks, Bottled water, beer
- Medical, travel and personal insurance cover
- Personal items
- Tips, gratuities for Porters and Guides
- Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list