6 days Marangu route Kilimanjaro climbing

6 days Marangu route Kilimanjaro climbing  Overview

6 days Marangu route Kilimanjaro climbing offers an exhilarating adventure up Africa’s highest peak and the world’s tallest free-standing snow-capped peak. 

Embarking on this 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route adventure offers an exhilarating African journey exploring the majestic 5,895-meter Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Known as the “Coca-Cola” route 

due to its relative ease, this popular path begins at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, taking you through enchanting rainforests and moorlands to reach the Kibo Hut before embarking on the challenging summit day. 

The 6 days Marangu route  kilimanjaro climbing journey provides stunning landscapes and a sense of achievement upon reaching the Kilimanjaro summit 19,431 feet above sea level.

6 days Marangu route price

The best and most affordable prices for the 6 days Marangu route on Kilimanjaro climbing is from $1300 to $2800 per climber enabling you to successful summit 19,431’ Kilimanjaro and descending back to Marangu gate.

These 6 days marngur route  Kilimanjaro prices and costs vary depending on the accommodations before and after the climb, number of people in a group, and luxury or budget climbing services offered and are paid in USD, Euro, Pound, and Tanzania Shillings.

6 days Marangu route kilimanjaro climbing success rate

The best successful Kilimanjaro summit rate for the 6 days Marangu route on Mount Kilimanjaro climbing is from 70% to 75% reaching at the Africa’s peak at 5,895 meters and descending back to the Marangu gate. 

The highest Kilimanjaro summit rate on the 6 days Marangu route can be reached when you get enough time to properly acclimatize to high altitude.

difficulty level of the 6 days marangu route kilimanjaro climbing.

The 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route is considered to be a moderate climb, suitable for beginners with a good level of fitness. 

This 6 days Marangu route begins in Moshi or Arusha and is suitable to all type of travelers including solo travelers, couples, honeymooners, families with children, and with friends.

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6 days Marangu kilimanjaro climbing route best itinerary

The best full-detailed itinerary for the 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Marangu route: 

Day 1: Marangu Gate (5,500 ft / 1,700 m) to Mandara Hut (9,000 ft / 2,740 m) | 4-5 hours | 7 km; 

Day 2: Mandara Hut (9,000 ft / 2,700 m) to Horombo Hut (12,100 ft / 3,700 m) | 6-8 hours | 11 km; 

Day 3: Horombo Hut acclimatization; 

Day 4: Horombo Hut (12,100 ft / 3,700 m) to Kibo Hut (15,430 ft / 4,703 m) | 6-8 hours | 10 km; 

Day 5: Kibo Hut (15,430 ft / 4,703 m) to Uhuru Point (19,341 ft / 5895 m) to Horombo Hut (12,205 ft / 3,720 m) | 10-13 hours | 22 km; 

Day 6: Horombo Hut (12,205 ft / 3,720 m) to Marangu Gate (6,046 ft / 1,842 m) | 5-7 hours | 20 km.

 Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevations: 5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m Hiking time: 4-5 hours Hiking distance: 7 km After breakfast in Moshi, you will be driven to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, where you will complete the necessary registration formalities. From there, the trek begins, and you will hike through the rainforest to reach the Mandara Hut. The hike takes around 4-5 hours, and upon arrival at the hut, you can rest, explore the surroundings, and acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

 Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevations: 9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m Hiking time: 6-8 hours Hiking distance: 11 km After breakfast, you continue your ascent through the rainforest, which gradually transforms into moorland. The trail becomes steeper as you climb towards the Horombo Hut at an altitude of about 3,700 meters (12,100 feet). The hike on this day typically takes around 6-8 hours, and you will have impressive views of the Kibo summit along the way.

 Day 3: Horombo Hut acclimatization

To aid in the acclimatization process, it is crucial to have a day dedicated to rest and acclimatization at the Horombo Hut. You can spend the day exploring the area or going on short hikes to gain altitude during the day and returning to the hut for overnight rest. This helps your body adjust to the increasing altitude and improves your chances of a successful summit attempt.

 Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevations: 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,430 ft / 4,703 m Hiking time: 6-8 hours Hiking distance: 10 km After breakfast, the trek continues through the alpine desert landscape as you ascend towards the Kibo Hut at an altitude of approximately 4,700 meters (15,430 feet). The hike is challenging and takes around 6-8 hours. Upon reaching the Kibo Hut, you will have an early dinner and rest to prepare for the summit attempt.

 Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Point to Horombo Hut

Elevations: 15,430 ft / 4,703 m to 19,341 ft / 5895 m to 12,205 ft / 3,720 m Hiking time: 10-13 hours Hiking distance: 22 km This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the climb. You start the ascent in the middle of the night, usually around midnight, to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, known as Uhuru Peak, which stands at an altitude of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). The climb to the summit takes around 6-8 hours and is physically demanding. You will witness a breathtaking sunrise as you reach the summit. After celebrating your achievement and taking in the incredible views, you descend back to the Kibo Hut for a short rest before continuing down to the Horombo Hut, where you spend the night.

 Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Elevations: 12,205 ft / 3,720 m to 6,046 ft / 1,842 m Hiking time: 5-7 hours Hiking distance: 20 km On the final day, you descend from the Horombo Hut through the rainforest to reach the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. At the gate, you will receive your summit certificates and say goodbye to your mountain crew. From there, you will be transferred back to Moshi, where you can celebrate your successful climb and reflect on your amazing adventure.

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