The minimum days to climb Kilimanjaro on Marangu route climbing price is 5, but 6 days Marangu trek is recommended to allow enough time at Horombo for your body to relax before you attempt the high peak of mount Kilimanjaro. A day at Horombo hut may be spent relaxing at the hut or hike 3 hours to nearby peak of Mawenzi to take pictures then hike back to Horombo hut for overnight and dinner.
There are 62 beds at Mandara and Kibo huts which are enough to accommodate 124 climbers per day and there are 120 beds at Horombo allowing enough space of both, the ascending and descending climbers. Each camp on Marangu route has running water and solar powers for the lights in the night times.
Unlike Machame and Lemosho routes, the Marangu route climbing price is affordable and the number of days on it are few compared to those spent on Machame or Lemosho. Marangu route climbing price may also be more cheaper if you join a group for climbing, there are daily group departures on Kilimanjaro so it is possible to join any of our groups and save 20% off of the original climbing prices if you could climb alone.
The treks usually start by a road drive from Moshi to Marangu gate for registration and check with park authority before you begin your 3 hours hike from the gate to Mandara hut. The weight which the porters carry are limited to 15 kgs per porter so we recommend you to pack only the equipment you will use on the mountain and leave other unnecessary items in our office or in a hotel where you will have overnight after your Kilimanjaro climbing.
Now Marangu route is ranked by a number of websites including en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marangu as the number one most popular route on Kilimanjaro