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Marathon Route Kilimanjaro

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Marathon route Kilimanjaro 42.2 km

DAY 1 – Umbwe Gate 1800 m – Umbwe Caves 2850 m

Habitat: Montana Rain forest
Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs

After getting breakfast, we drive up to the Machame park gate to obtain climbing permits and then we drive back to Umbwe gate for 1.5hrs. In the Umbwe gate you can measure your luggage and show your permit. Then, we start to ascend in the Montana forest through the tree roots. After leaving the road, we reach the first lunch stop called Sarumba Camp, which is place where the porters fill the water for your collection before we reach the Umbwe Caves because there is no water in the Caves.

After 3hrs from this stage we complete trekking through the Montana forest to start trekking through heather and moorland. This is a sign that you are now close to the Umbwe Caves which is roughly ten minutes away. More a glorified overhang than a proper cave, the adjacent campsite dribbles up the ridge and is a rather charming spot, a quiet place hidden in the upper reaches of the forest where your porters and chefs are ready for you to camp overnight.


DAY 2: Umbwe Caves 2850 m – Barranco Camp 3950 m

Habitat: Heather & Moorland
Hiking Time 3-4 hrs

Early in the morning after getting breakfast you start the ascent to Baranco Camp. This path is short but is very steep on our way to the Baranco Camp as we tackle the Jiwe La Kamba/Rop Stone surfaces 45mins after leaving the Umbwe Caves. The trail goes through to the end of the Montana forest to a magical stretch of giant heather & moorland zone where giant groundsels and other strange plants on Kilimanjaro grow in abundance.

The walking is pretty much uphill all the way through, including many turns that are tedious rather than technical although this is nothing to fear. By the end you will have reached the Baranco Campsite, a wonderful sorted area at the junction of number of routes which lay on the border of the alpine desert. From here then you can have a lunch served by your chefs, and the tent will be ready for rest and camp overnight.


DAY 3 – Barranco Camp 3950 m – Barafu Camp 4600 m

Habitat: Alpine Desert Distance: 10 km

Hiking Time: 7-8hrs

After spending a night at Great Barranco wall you are now making your way up, this is an awesome looking obstacle which in the normally turns out easier than what you anticipated, Topping out just below the Heim Glacier. You now appreciated just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. The route then heads down through the Karanga Valley, the last water point on the route over intervening ridges and valleys before it joins up with the Mweka, the preferred route down the summit.


Barafu is a Swahili word which means ice and you ascend up to ridge to 4600 m high Barafu camp to spend the night exposed to the over present gates in tents pitched on narrow and stony ridge.


DAY 4 – Barafu Camp 4600m – CREATER CAMP 5820M

Habitat : Desert

Hiking time: 3-4hrs

In sometime according to the time arranged with your guide you will star a hike usually it is around early morning. This is more challenged hike whereby will slowly approach the crater rim, All meals will be providing,Walking to the crater floor (optional) dinner and overnight at Crater Camp after a lunch you will proceed one hours to Uhuru peak to have a Picture and back to crater via Stella point for preparation of the marathon to  kilimanjaro:



Habitat: Desert, Alpine Desert Distance and Montana forest

Hiking Time:

An early in the morning we start to climb from crater to Uhuru peak   whereby you will see the start line I mean the Door and we start marathon   from Uhuru peak
to Stella point via Gilman s and camel mountain by follow the mark  up to the  point located to Marangu route trail until the finishing door at Marangu gate
We will have our celebration here and waiting the car to go back to the

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