6 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Moshi & Mount Kilimanjaro: Trek Up Coca Cola Route To Uhuru Peak $

Day 1

Marangu gate to mandara hut

Get picked up from your hotel and drive to Marangu gate. As you drive towards the gate, you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain. Meet your team of Kilimanjaro mountain guides and porters at the gate. Whilst in the forest, you could see bright colored birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers, and delicate orchids. If the skies are clear, you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. Once registrations are done, you will start ascending and leave the park buildings. The walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for dinner and overnight. Meals: Lunch & Dinner. Distance Covered: 7 km (4-5 hours). Accommodation: Mandara Hut.
Main Destination
: Eastern Circuit: Amboni Caves
Accommodation
: Mandara Hut.
Meal & Breakfast
: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2

Mandara hut to horombo hut

After having breakfast, start with a steep climb through the last swathe of the rainforest. The route soon gives way to a rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the shades of the forest, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks Kibo and rocky Mawenzi covered with snow, lying straight ahead overlooking the skyline. Further, you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation. Today, you gain roughly 1,000m altitude and the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Enjoy dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Distance Covered: 11 km (6-8 hours). Accommodation: Horombo Hut.
Main Destination
: Eastern Circuit: Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Accommodation
: horombo hut
Meal & Breakfast
: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Marangu route

A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude. The information shows that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent. The day is not precisely wasted as there are several walks that you can take just in the locality of the hut, but you will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro. The walk takes 4-5 hours round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600 Mts. Then you will return back to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight. This walk will put you in good shape for later. Distance covered: 5 km / 3.1 mi. Approx time: 4 hours. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.
Main Destination
: Eastern Circuit: Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Accommodation
:
Meal & Breakfast
: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Marangu route

The scenery turns out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind Kibo, everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants. Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Here you will start getting amazing views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities. Prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters. You need to summon all your energy to scale the summit, so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need. An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi. Approx time: 7 hours. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.
Main Destination
: Eastern Circuit: Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Accommodation
: Kibo Hut
Meal & Breakfast
: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Uhuru peak

This is a long and demanding day! The guides will wake you up and soon after midnight and you start out in the pitch darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope in the extreme cold. At this time of day, the scree is still frozen which makes it easier to walk on. After about two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave, named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889, where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb) you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward for all the hard work will be the dramatic sunrise over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi. The profusion of colours and shapes makes all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Embark on the descent (approx. 3 hours) which retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest. Stay overnight in Horombo Hut for one night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Distance Covered: 22kms (12-15 hours). Accommodation: Horombo Hut.
Main Destination
: Eastern Circuit: Amboni Caves
Accommodation
: horombo hut
Meal & Breakfast
: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Back to moshi

Quicken your pace as you continue your triumphant way back down across an alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch. Distance Covered: 20.8kms (8 hours).
Main Destination
: Eastern Circuit: Amboni Caves
Accommodation
:
Meal & Breakfast
: Breakfast and Lunch
End

To book this tour please contact the tour operator through the enquiry button.

Report scam or fake information

General Details

Getting There

Activities

Includes

Excludes

Destination & Circuit

Other Details

Uploaded on 2020-01-10 14:06:16
Comfort All
Access Any
Customizable Yes
Accommodation Type Camping