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2. Easy Kilimanjaro Trek Safari package (5 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route)

• Location
♣ Northern circuit
• Nearest Airport
♣ Kilimanjaro international airport
• Comfort Level

Sal Salinero Hotel
♣ 2 stars
♣ Best value, clean and comfortable

• Trip Description
Easy Kili trek safari package is a five day trekking safari. This safari package
Gives you the adventure and opportunity of conquering the highest mountain in Africa in a more easy way
Marangu ("Coca Cola") Route, Marangu route is as well called the “Coca cola route” it has been called this name due to the fact that this is most easy route among the Kilimanjaro climbing routes. This is the only route that offers sleep in the Huts, having proper beds and shared bath rooms with running water. Although the Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight is in the huts where the blankets are supplied we still recommend our entire climber bring their sleeping bags. Among our climbing crew is a professional mountain cook who will be preparing each meal for the climbers. We recommend 6days to get to the summit using this route although 5days can cover to the summit for those who are experienced in climbing mountains
The Marangu route is a classic trek to the top of Kilimanjaro but, it has the least scenic variety of all routes and because ascent and descent are done on the same path and route is the most crowded.

As it is for its names “the coca cola route” in each hut there are soft drinks, mineral water and beers for sale to clients. Tanzania Shillings, Dollars and Euros are accepted for any purchases in any hut, so don’t worry if you are having any of these currency.

• Highlights
♣ Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Accommodation
∗ Location
Sal Salinero Hotel
♣ 1 ½ hr drive from Arusha
♣ 40 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro international airport
♣ 10 minutes drive from Moshi town
∗ Facilities at
Sal Salinero Hotel
♣ Bar
♣ Restaurant
♣ Garden
♣ Swimming pool

∗ Activities
Sal Salinero Hotel
♣ Kilimanjaro trekking

 

• Day to day Itinerary
Overview
Marangu ("Coca Cola") Route, Marangu route is as well called the “Coca cola route” it has been called this name due to the fact that this is most easy route among the Kilimanjaro climbing routes. This is the only route that offers sleep in the Huts, having proper beds and shared bath rooms with running water. Although the Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight is in the huts where the blankets are supplied we still recommend our entire climber bring their sleeping bags. Among our climbing crew is a professional mountain cook who will be preparing each meal for the climbers. We recommend 6days to get to the summit using this route although 5days can cover to the summit for those who are experienced in climbing mountains.

The Marangu route is a classic trek to the top of Kilimanjaro but, it has the least scenic variety of all routes and because ascent and descent are done on the same path and route is the most crowded.
As it is for its names “the coca cola route” in each hut there are soft drinks, mineral water and beers for sale to clients. Tanzania Shillings, Dollars and Euros are accepted for any purchases in any hut, so don’t worry if you are having any of these currency.

Follow the itinerary below for the day to day when using this route:

Day 1
Arrive at Mt Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be meet by office representative and transferred to Moshi where you meet your guide at Sal Salinero Hotel.Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, you will depart to Marangu gate of
Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon
Registering with park authorities, your climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to
The Mandara encampment
You will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high
Chance of rain in the afternoon, you will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m), an
Attractive collection of buildings

Day 3
Today you will continue your ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. You will spend the night at Horombo Hut
(3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are?
Characteristic of this semi-alpine zone

Day 4
Your trek continues past the final watering point, and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as you enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and, once you cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. This seven-hour walk will be taken at a slow pace. You will spend the night at Kibo Hut (4,703m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut).
This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of less than 250mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.

Day 5
Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman's Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen, and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where we will spend our last night on the mountain.

Day 6
Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. Here your crew will offer you quick package lunch. And thereafter transfer to the hotel for proper shower and dinner at Sal Salinero Hotel.

Day 7
After breakfast you will be transferred from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Air port for your flight back home or to your next destination (Zanzibar, Mafia, Bagamoyo or National Parks program).