Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 Days

From the summit glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland, then forests that lead down to the cultivated foothills, the Marangu Route takes at a gentle pace through dramatically different zones. This is the easiest route to take to ascend Kilimanjaro. The highest mountain in Africa with its two main summits. The Craggy Mawenzi, 5,149m, and the “flat-topped”, glaciated Kibo, 5,896m. The saddle, a 5 Km wide high- altitude, semi desert separates the two. Scree is easier to climb when frozen and the views from the crater rim at dawn are  spectacular. 

Accommodation on the mountain is in the comfortable huts, this requires a sleeping bag.  An extra day for acclimatization to the altitude can be spent at Horombo. From Horombo there are various walks to enjoy.

Day 1 Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport 

Meet your director and transfer to your hotel in Moshi. Give an opportunity to your guide for a brief information about your itinerary or questions you might have. Accommodation at the hotel

Day 2 Drive to Marangu Gate

Start your climb, Mandara Hut 8,940ft Walk through the rain forest to Mandara Hut

Day 3 leave the forest and trek across open moorland to Horombo Hut 12,276ft.

Day 4 Rest and acclimatization day at Horombo Hut

Day walk to Zebra Rocks or to Mawenzi Hut. This is your acclimatization day to get used to high altitude.

Day 5 Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut 15,536ft.

Day 6 Kibo Hut 15,536ft. / Summit 19,341ft.
Start climb for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman’s Point (5681m) which is on the crater rim.
Continue around the rim (which will take about 3 to 4 hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) the highest point in Africa.
Descend to Kibo Hut for a little nap and hot lunch. Descend back to Horombo Hut 12,276ft.

Day 7 Horombo to Mweka Gate / transfers to Arusha

This will be the end of your Kilimanjaro climb trek      

Day 8 Arusha/ Departure

Exploring Arusha (optional and at person expense)

After breakfast we take a town tour visiting the local market.

A walk through the community’s market will give you a good perspective on how people live, what they eat and how we interact. We pass through small villages to get a feeling in how people live and see their houses. We also visit Cultural Heritage, a hot spot for shopping and to view the museum with endless paintings and strange statues that come from all over Africa.  Shortly after we visit the Massai market in the afternoon where you can buy souvenirs affordable prices.      


Arrival and departure transfers while in Tanzania
Accommodations in Moshi full board
All Lodge Levi fees
Transportation to the mountain and Back 
Guides, assistant guides, porters, cooks, assistant cooks
Salaries for the crew is according to Kilimanjaro National Park Rules
Guides speak fluent English
Guides with license of Kilimanjaro
All Kilimanjaro entrance fees 
All government fees
3 full meals daily + packed water bottles
Accommodations in mountain
Certificate of summit accomplishment, Kilimanjaro N. P. Rescue fees


International flights, Visas, personal items, phone calls, laundry, trekking gear(can be rented on arrival) Alcohol, Gratuities for guides in mountain, portable toilet, travel insurance (highly recommended) 

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