The Highest Mountain in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

The Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is the oldest and most well-established trekking route, and it remains extremely popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro despite the availability of a wide range of other options.

This route offers trekkers the classic Mount Kilimanjaro climbing experience, with sweeping views and a fantastic trekking journey all the way to Uhuru Peak’s summit. However, it also has several distinguishing features that set it different from the other routes, giving the Kilimanjaro  Marangu route a distinct personality and atmosphere.

One of the most unique elements of the Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is that it is the only route up Mount Kilimanjaro that does not allow camping, thus hikers must sleep in fixed huts rather than tents.

These dormitory-style shelters provide additional wind and rain protection, making this a popular route for climbers during the rainy season, which occurs in April and May. Mandara and Kibo Huts each have 60 bunk beds, while Horombo Hut has 120 bunk beds.

Trekkers will sleep in bunk beds with a modest mattress and pillow while staying at these huts. They’ll also be able to buy candy bars, bottled water, and soft drinks, which is why the Kilimanjaro Marangu route is very popular
The Kilimanjaro Marangu Route has a reputation for being an easy trip because of the long, steady climb to each of the day sites hence nicknamed the “Coca cola Route”. However, don’t underestimate this route; the approach to the last camp, with around 1000 meters of vertical gain on that day alone, can be physically difficult.

Summit day on Kilimanjaro is always a challenge, regardless of which direction you approach from, which makes the final steps to the peak all the more exhilarating.

The Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is popular with trekkers who have a limited amount of time for their ascent because it is one of the shortest routes to the summit, taking only five or six days to reach Uhuru Peak.

The disadvantage is that it limits the amount of time you have to acclimate to the altitude. As a result, the Kilimanjaro Marangu route has the highest failure rate of any of the Kilimanjaro routes. When choosing this option for your Kilimanjaro hike, keep that in mind.

The Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is also unique in that it follows the same course both up and down. That means that, while the trail is beautiful, trekkers will see the same sights coming up as they will going down. kilimanjaro Marangu Route can also become overcrowded at times due to the fact that traffic flows in both ways.

Even so, it’s difficult to beat this tried-and-true Kilimanjaro route for a traditional Kilimanjaro experience.

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route  is available as a five- or six-day private climb on Kilimanjaro. On day three at Horombo Hut, the five-day variant does not include an acclimatization day.

The Best Time To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The months of January through early March, as well as June through October, are ideal to climb mount  Kilimanjaro. It provides a   comfortable hiking conditions because of the clear skies, great views, and sunshine, however, the weather has the potential to change dramatically.

Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of year, but some months are better than others. We recommend climbing Mount Kilimanjaro during the driest months of the year. We avoid the months of April and November because they are the rainiest, making the trails more dangerous.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Styles

A standard Kilimanjaro trekking style is a popular choice amongst many Nyange Adventures clients. A budgeted yet fulfilling climb with all the essentials for a successful Kilimanjaro trekking experience. Your safety, comfort, and adventurous ascent and descent are always our very first priority. This type of experience is intended for those who wish to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but do not need the extra features that are included in the Luxury Trekking style. 

Before and After your Climb you will stay in a good Comfortable hotel in Moshi or Arusha on Full board Basis

Our luxury Kilimanjaro trekking style includes extra features and extra crew. Extra features include a spacious walk-in tent, advanced meal planning for the hike, a portable toilet, camping cots, and a satellite phone to stay in touch with your family and friends. This is the highest quality of service that any climber who wants to get a luxury Kilimanjaro experience can get. 

A mandatory wilderness first responder certificate for all mountain guides, medical kits, two medical checkups per day, as well as oxygen cylinders, are precautions and safety measures for a luxury Kilimanjaro trekking experience.

Before and After your Climb you will stay in five star hotel in Moshi or Arusha on Full board Basis

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Trekking

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Kilimanjaro Full Moon Climb

Kilimanjaro climbing during a full moon is a very popular tradition. Climbers choose a full moon climb because of clear skies, which make summiting a little bit easier due to enhanced visibility provided by the full moon.

Since on the summit day the climb begins at midnight, most climbers choose the full moon climb for the light it provides, but this is not the only reason.

Mount Kilimanjaro is beautiful in scenery, but on the full moon night, the beauty of this highest mountain in Africa is very scenic on this night. The summit is also beautiful when climbing during the new moon.

The Full Moon Summit is possible only 12 times every year.

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