5 Days Marangu Route Charity Tour

MARANGU ROUTE

Overview

This is an attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu route. Marangu Route is the oldest and most popular route. We have many years of experience in delivering this challenge. Over the years hundreds of people have completed the event with us. We will be delighted to help you with yours, if you want to do this challenge but think that you might benefit in both doing adventure to Tanzania as well as supporting education to vulnerable children.

Depending with the amount donated 25% will be allocated to students needs and 75% will pay the costs required for the tour. The travel will include both group charity tour and solo traveler; all tours will be held throughout the year with consideration of best time (season) to travel and budget.

CHARITY INFORMATION

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Habari Foundation at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below:

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance you can pay in cash after arrival to Tanzania. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 2 weeks before the departure date.

ITINERAY

Arrive in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)

After arrival to Tanzania you will have to spend some days / a day in Moshi, whereby first of all we start to visit our children in schools and their families as well. You can gather all informations about their life styles and sharing ideas as well. If you will be interested to do some volunteering work there will be appreciated also. Afterwards we can start a new challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and itinerary stated as follows:

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860 m) to Mandara Hut (2700 m)

Distance covered: 8 km

Approximate time taken: 5 hours

Habitat: Rain forest

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast you will be picked up at hotel around 8:00 am then drive to Marangu Gate. After registration formalities this is the point for your 5-hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. In the dense rainforest you will have the chance to see some primates such as blue monkeys and Colobus monkeys as you head to the Mandara Hut.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700 m) to Horombo Hut (3720 m)

Distance covered: 12 km

Approximate taken: 8 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast, we will start our trek that will take us to Horombo Hut. Approximately 4-6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an attitude of 3700 m. From the Hut you will have fantastic views of Kibo and Mawenzi.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3720 m) to Kibo Hut (4700 m)

Distance covered: 9 km

Approximate time taken: 5 hours

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

As usual after breakfast we will start another beautiful day. The first part of the days hike through the dwindling health land that behind into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. After lunch and cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will start in just few hours.  Therefore, you will have an early dinner then long rest before summit.

Day 4: Kibo hut (4700 m) to UHURU PEAK (589 m) and down to Horombo Hut (3720 m)

Distance covered: 21 km

Approximate time taken: 13 hours

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

This is the day you have been waiting for, you are nervous but excited. Wake up at 1:00 am to start the summit. It will take you about 4-5 hours to reach at Gilmans point 5681 m above sea level the crater rim of Kilimanjaro where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. Then after a further hike of 1 hour and 30 minutes you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895 m, spend some time taking photos and watching the African sunrises form the horizon afterwards decent to Kibo Hut having a warm lunch and short rest for 1-2 hour. Then going back to Horombo Hut to spend your last overnight on Kilimanjaro.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3700 m) to Marangu Gate (1860 m)

Distance covered: 21 km

Approximate time taken: 13 hours

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Wake up as usual, descent through the moorland to the Mandara Huts. You will have a hot lunch there and you will continue going down through the tropical rainforest to the park gate. A vehicle will take you to the hotel in Moshi where it’s definitely time to celebrate.

 

RATES:

Prices (quoted in USD/per person)

GROUP SIZE

PRICE PER PERSON

1 person

$ 1,800/person

2-4 people

$ 1,600/person

5 & Above

$ 1,350/person

 

Included in the price:

  • 25% Donation.
  • All accommodation
  • Environmental responsibility
  • National park fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees and services
  • All huts accommodations
  • Huts fees.
  • Transport
  • Rescue fees
  • All needs on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides and porters’ accommodations and their entry fees on the mountain
  • Pulse oximeter
  • First aid kit
  • Emergence oxygen
  • Sleeping bags
  • Katady filtered water through the trek
  • Fair wages to guides and porters as approved by Kilimanjaro National Park authority

 

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of personal nature

 

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