6 Days Marangu Route

6 Days Marangu Route, This Route is often described as one of the easiest walking routes. However, it has the lowest success rate. This is because a lot of climbers attempt this route in 5 days, not taking enough time and filing due to bad acclimatization so we suggest 6 Days Marangu Route instead of 5 days to climb it.

This is the only route which approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast

Using the same route for the ascent and descent. This means that the Marangu is somehow less scenic compared to other routes.

Day 1 – Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Wake early and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu (1860 m) where we meet our porters, complete park formalities, and begin the first section of the climb. This first day is characterized by the lushness of the scenic rainforest. Overnight at Mandara Hut (2700 m).
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours | Distance: 7 km | Altitude Gain: 840 m

Day 2 – Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

Leave the rainforest and hike around the base of Maundi Crater; thereafter enter into the moorland area on your ascent to Horombo Hut. Overnight at Horombo Hut (3700 m).
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours | Distance: 11 km | Altitude Gain: 1000 m

Day 3 – Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization day

Enjoy a full day at Horombo Hut and the surrounding environment. You will be given time to rest as well as guided on short hikes to aid in your acclimatization.

Day 4 – Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

Leave the moorlands and hike through the day in a desert area, where hiking begins to get steeper. Arrive at Kibo Hut for a restful evening and early bedtime so you can wake at midnight to begin your final ascent. Overnight at Kibo Hut (4700 m).
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours | Distance: 12 km | Altitude Gain: 920 m

Day 5 – Summit Attempt, Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

An early start, you will set off at midnight for the summit. Head up a rocky path to Gillman’s Point at 5681 m, situated on the crater rim. This section is very steep with much stone scree and is the most demanding section of the route. From Gillman’s Point we hike for another two hours up to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), the highest point in Africa. You made it! We enjoy a short time on the Roof of Africa before beginning our descent.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours | Distance: 7 km | Altitude Gain: 1190 m

We descend back using the same route, passing through Kibo Hut and then onto Horombo (3700 m), where we will spend our last night on the mountain. We enjoy our final dinner and a well-earned sleep.
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours | Distance: 12 km | Altitude Loss: 2175 m

Day 6 – Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

Retrace your steps through the rainforest to the Marangu Gate to meet the company vehicle and receive your summit certificates courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. You will thereafter be transferred back to Arusha town.
Trekking Time: 5-7 hours | Distance: 18 km | Altitude Loss: 1878 m

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6 Days Marangu Route

Included on Price

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Kilimanjaro summit certificate.
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation before the Tour.

Excluded on Price

  • Flights.

  • Tipping

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.


USD 1500

Per person | 2 Pax

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