Trekking Kilimanjaro marangu route through our 5 days trekking program to the roof of Africa, you can also do Marangu route 6 days. Marangu route is simple and reliable, good for first time climbers.
Day 1: Marangu gate 1700m – Mandara Hut 2740m
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the atmosphere of the Northern part of Tanzania.
Day 2: Mandara Hut 2,740m – Horombo Hut 3700m
In the morning around 8:30 am after breakfast starting trekking to Horombo hut. After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo hut. The view of Kibo summit and Mawenzi are both stunning and shinning in clear days. In most cases giant lobelias and groundsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point were most of the climbers uses it for acclimatization whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day give a wide change for successful summit the roof of Africa, remember extra is available on request.
Day 3: Horombo Hut 3700m – Kibo Hut 4700m
In the morning after breakfast the trek will take us to the last water point walking Into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heartland but then disappears into desert like structure. At Kibo you will have your dinner and followed by a nap and then at the middle of the night around 23:30 hour prepares yourself for summit climb.
Day 4: Kibo Hut 4700m – Summit 5,895m then down to Horombo 3,700m
Very early in the morning you will be awaken by your guide for a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate with some snakes. After a warm up start to the summit of Africa, The trek will take you to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim at 18,640 ft / 5,861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing you now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa: 19,340 ft / 5,895 m (1-2 hours). You will need a flash light, camera, sun glass as well as warm clothes as it gets too cold. While at the summit you will take your pictures and thereafter start descending down to Kibo hut for breakfast and a rest before proceeding to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Horombo Hut 3700m – Mandara Hut 2,740m – Marangu gate 1700m
After breakfast a steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m, the first stopping place of the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu 1,830 m.
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.
Marangu Route Tour Price Include:
- Transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi key’s Annex Hotel.
- Transfer from Marangu gate to Key’s Hotel, (Means two nights covered)
- Transfers from Hotel to gate entrances (starting point of climb)
- All meals while on Climb
2litre water on a daily basis
- Transfer to/from Arusha
- Staff fees
- Hotel accommodation
Marangu Route Price Excludes:
- International airfares and departure taxes
- All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
- Trips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver – guide(s)
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Laundry services
- Visa and International flight tickets fees.