7 Days 6 Nights
The Marangu Route is the among of Mount Kilimanjaro trekking route to reach the summit, and the only one which bike tours involve for climbing. The Marangu Route stands at an altitude of 1870 meters above sea level and marks the start of the Day 1 route from the South-East side of Mount Kilimanjaro. The scenic drive from Moshi – Kilimanjaro takes an hour.
Marangu route is the among route that Bike trek to Mount Kilimanjaro occur mean that our client can reach to the top of the Mount Kilimanjaro by mountain bike. With our experienced guides the whole trip to summit Mt Kilimanjaro 5895M, took 7 days with proper acclimatization. This activity provides physical exercise and recreational use of the natural environment with minimum impact while enhancing visitors’ experience. Summit by mountain bikes its easy via Marangu route (19km) and cyclists will meet their porters at Horombo Hut and continue to the summit.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, your Ngaiza Adventures guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel (Kilimanjaro White House Hotel) in Moshi. Settle into your accommodation, relax and get used to the African atmosphere. Ready to start your Mount KILIMANJARO Bike Tour in the morning.
• Meal: Full Board
You will be picked from the hotel at 8:30 am, this morning we drive through Kilimanjaro semi-tropical foothills to Marangu gate, spend some minutes for registrations and get the permit and then drive to Kilema gate and enter Kilimanjaro National park and start the riding up to Horombo Hut, today is 100% cycling by bike. Cycling distance is19 kilometers and vegetation is forest and moorland.
• Meal: Lunch & Dinner
• overnight stay - Horombo Huts
(Horombo Hut – Mawenzi Hut -Horombo)
After breakfast you start your cycling, riding through Alpine desert, some of the areas you will be riding on small stone up to Mawenzi hut and back to Horombo hut. Today is 90% riding on “Alpine desert vegetation, cycling distance is 10 kilometers.
• Distance Covered: 5.7 miles
• Time to be used: 6 - 7 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Horombo Hut
Early wake and make sure your duffel bags are packed and ready to go. After breakfast, meet your guide and we head back up to Kibo hut. Again, the first 3km would require you pushing and carrying your bike a lot, with the final 7km to Kibo hut offering a good biking trail. We will enjoy lunch and then aim to rest. At around 16h00 depending on how you feel it is possible to hike partially up the summit path to orientate yourself for the summit attempt later that night. Situated in the barren Alpine desert is Kibo hut, a stone build block house which has bunk beds for 60 climbers, but no streams with water nearby. There are platform toilets behind the hut. The summit (Uhuru Peak) is now a further 1195m up and you will make your final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, thermal clothing etc for your summit bid. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get as much rest and sleep as possible, until 22h00.
• Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• overnight stay - Kibo Hut
At four am, you will be awakened by your guides to start the zigzag trek up long screen slop. After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave and from here the gradient gets steeper. Continue your climb for approximately another three hours to Gilman’s Point, you will take your bike from Porters and start riding to Uhuru peak, arriving at Uhuru peak spends some few minutes or take photos and then riding down to Stella Point. After lunch ride down to Horombo Today cycling from Kibo to Uhuru and then Kibo 15% to 20% vegetation is alpine desert and from Kibo to Horombo 100% “Alpine desert vegetation /Icecap.
• Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• overnight stay - Horombo Hut
After breakfast, make your final riding down to Kilema gate across the alpine and the rainforest to Kilema gate, then you will be transferred to Marangu gate for check out and then to the hotel in Moshi.
• Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This day you will be picked at your hotel to Kilimanjaro international airport at you time