Active: Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route (DTKM)
Countries Visited: Tanzania, United Republic of Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 12, avg 10.
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (2 nts), mountain huts (4 nts).
Sleep in mountain huts on the trek, witness Africa from atop its highest mountain, marvel at sunrise on the summit.
At 5,895 m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africas highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly, and with your budget in mind. Overnight in mountain huts and awake ready to conquer the slopes. As a leader in Kili treks, well take you to new heights in adventure on your way to the roof of Africa. Affectionately known as the "Coca-Cola Route" due to its popularity, Marangu covers forests, moorlands, and "the Saddle" (a high-altitude desert), on its way to Kibo Hut. This is the quickest route to summit - with a catch. The trail is well maintained but because of the quick ascent, the success rate is not as high as other routes. Local guides, cooks, and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.
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|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Moshi||Day 1 Moshi|
Arrive in Moshi and head to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with the local guide to go over last minute details of the trip. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mandara Huts||Day 2 Moshi/Mandara Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Most days the hiking will begin early in the morning, with hikes of around 5 to 6 hours. The guides will set a moderate pace, so as to allow for time to acclimatize to the altitude changes. Guides will continually repeat the words, "pole pole" (po-ly, po-ly), which means "go slowly" in Swahili. Included Activities: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 3||Horombo Huts||Day 3 Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut. Included Activities: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
|Day 4||Kibo Huts||Day 4 Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desertlike alpine zone, to Kibo Hut. Included Activities: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
|Day 5||Horombo Huts||Day 5 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut. Included Activities: Kibo Hut to Summit Summit to Horombo Huts Camp
|Day 6||Moshi||Day 6 Horombo Huts/Moshi (1B, 1L)|
Transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate Moshi Womens Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 7||Moshi||Day 7 Moshi (1B)|
Tour ends at approximately 8:00 am.
Local Flights: N/A
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VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.