Marangu Route – 6 Days

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Hike up Mount Kilimanjaro the Marangu route We advise following a 6- plan because it allows for a third- acclimatization at Horombo. It was once thought that the Coca-Cola route would be the simplest of all the routes, but this has since been disproven as a high failure rate has been observed on this route. This is a result of that perception, which encourages hurried attempts and shoddy preparation. The last leg to the top is difficult, albeit being somewhat easier. Hut accommodations with beds and mattresses are only available on the Marangu trail. However, garbage in trash out is strictly enforced. Soft beverages, mineral water, chocolate bars, and beer can be bought at the camps.

Though you can trek for 5 s without skipping the acclimatization at Horombo, doing so is not advised because it could result in you not reaching the summit of the Marangu route.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport, (ARK/HTAR), Moshi and Arusha
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
All Park fees. Entrance , Camping & Rescue Fees Wages for our Professional Mountain Crew
Quality Mountain camping equipment Pre and Post Accommodationin Moshi / Arusha
Airport Transfers. On Arrival and Depature Kilimanjaro Transfer. Before and After Climb
All meals While on the Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) Professional Mountain guide with W.F.R knowledge.
Flights Personal gear
Tips for guides, porters and cook Entry visa for Tanzania
Vaccinations Travel insurance
Dinner in the hotels before and after the climb Optional Tours & Activities

What is the success rate of the Marangu route?

The lengthier route, which takes six s, including an extra for acclimatization, has a remarkable success rate of over 80%.


Day 1: Arrival

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), a representative of Kilimanjaro Ascent will be waiting to greet you and drive you to the hotel that is included in the tariff. The hotel offers all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including warm rooms, hot water, courteous service, a pool, and Internet connection. There will be a briefing with our management in the evening, and they will make sure you are prepared to start the ascent.

Be aware that check-in begins at 2:00 PM.


Day 2: Ascent from Marangu gate to Mandara hut

Before starting our trip, we travel from Moshi/Arusha to Marangu Gate to complete the appropriate paperwork. The hiking track starts out by climbing through a stunning tropical rain forest. We have the chance to witness blue monkeys at the higher end of the woodland boundary. Until we approach Mandara Hut, the trail opens and reveals stunning hillside views.

  • Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 3: Ascent from Mandara hut to Horombo hut.

As the progresses, we continue through the woodland until the trail enters high moorland. Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks, two of the three volcanic peaks that make up Kilimanjaro’s summit, may be our first sightings.

  • Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Heath


Day 4: Acclimatization .

You can go trekking on Mawenzi Ridge on this additional for acclimatization. The unusual topography provides stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi. We briefly stroll around the neighborhood before returning to Horombo Hut.

  • Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
  • Habitat: Heath


Day 5: Ascent from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Between Mawenzi and Kibo, we progressively ascent before crossing the “Saddle,” a lunar desert. At the base of the Kibo crater wall is where our camp, Kibo Hut, is located. After arriving, we take a nap and eat a light dinner to get ready for the summit .

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 6: Ascent to Uhuru peak then Descent to Horombo Hut.

We start the ascent very early in the morning (about midnight). The hardest part of the walk both physically and mentally is this section. At this altitude and time of , the wind and cold can be very strong. We climb in the dark for several hours, stopping frequently but only briefly. You will be rewarded with the most breathtaking sunrise you are ever likely to witness approaching Mawenzi Peak at Gilman’s Point (18,600 feet). Finally, we reach Uhuru Peak, which is both Mount Kilimanjaro’s and Africa’s highest point.

We descend to Horombo Hut after pausing for a short while to admire your success and the African plains. We have our final meal on the mountain later in the evening before a well-earned rest.

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

  • Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

  • Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
  • Distance: 16 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath


Day 7: Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu gate

We have a long, mostly downhill hike through the lush rainforest on our final . We pick up our summit credentials once we get at the park headquarters at the Marangu gate. We’ll be met by a car that will take us back to the Moshi / Arusha

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 8: Departure.

You have a room to to pack, get ready, and so on in order to get ready for your trip home or your next trips to East Africa.


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