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6 Days Marangu Route

6 Days Marangu Route

The Marangu route stands out as the most preferred path for trekkers seeking to conquer the summit of Kilimanjaro. Renowned for its gentle pace, this route takes you through diverse landscapes including forests, moorlands, and the high-altitude desert known as ‘The Saddle,’ culminating at the majestic Uhuru Point.


Arrival Day at Kilimanjaro International Airport Pick up from airport and transfer to accommodation in Arusha for an overnight stay.

Day 1 of 6 Marangu gate 1900m to Mandara Hut (2700m)

Hiking Time: 5 hours (approx 12km)

After breakfast, we will drive from Arusha to the Marangu Park gate. All hikers are required to sign in at the park entrance while the guides and porters make the final preparations. Oncecomplete, the hike will commence through the park gate into a beautifully green rainforest. The rainforest is full of wildlife and if you’re lucky enough, you might be able to spot a few animals especially the Monkeys and birds with a lot of flower species along the way to our first camp,Mandara Hut 2700m. In these huts you will have proper lights from solar and small beds with mattress. You only need your sleeping bags on these beds.

Day 2 of 6 – Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3720m):
Hiking Time: 6 hours (approx 11 km)
– In the morning, embark on a journey through the forest towards the rim of the Maundi Crater. Enjoy panoramic views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, as well as Lake Chala on the northern side.
– Traverse moorlands and heathers, spotting Tanzania’s diverse wildlife and indigenous plants like Lobelia Decanie and giant senecio.
– Lunch on the way to Horombo Hut, where you’ll spend the night. This day provides an opportunity to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

Day 3 of 6 – Acclimatization Day (3720m):
Hiking Time: 2 hours (Approx 4.5 km)
– Rest and acclimatization day with an optional short hike to Zebra Rocks (4000m) or Mawenzi Hut (4200m).
– Return to Horombo Hut for lunch and ample rest, preparing for the next leg of the journey.

Day 4 of 6 – Horombo Hut (3720m) to Kibo Huts Base Camp (4700m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m):
– Hike to Kibo Hut through the alpine desert and saddle area (4-5 hrs). Lunch at the Saddle area.
– Early dinner before the midnight summit attempt.
– Midnight ascent towards Gillman’s Point (5688m) on a rocky path and steep scree.
– Further ascent to Uhuru Peak (5895m), where you’ll witness breathtaking views.
– Descend back to Kibo Hut for rest.

Day 5 of 6 – Kibo Hut (4700m) to Horombo Hut (3720m):
Hiking Time: 4 hours (9 km)
– After summiting, descend to Horombo Hut for the last night on the mountain.

Day 6 of 6 – Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate:
Hiking Time: 7 hours (18 km)
– A long day descending through the rainforest.
– Spot monkeys, including the blue and black and white colobus monkey.
– Reach Marangu Gate, have lunch, receive certificates, and drive back to Arusha for a well-deserved shower, relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Embark on this remarkable journey, conquering Kilimanjaro’s summit and immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes of Tanzania. The Marangu route offers an unforgettable experience with wildlife, flora, and stunning vistas.


Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Price Per Person $1,920 $1,770 $1,620
Ground transport for all the above days
Accommodation (two nights in Arusha Before and after the trekking) and all the night at Kilimanjaro
All park fees
Rescue fees
Guides, porters and cooks salaries
Three meals a day
All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages
Person mountain gears such as sleeping bags, Rain gears( see list below)


Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a “+” can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Neutral colors are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.

Technical Clothing
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night
1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun
1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
1+ Hiking Pants
1 – Shorts (optional)
1 – Bathing suit (optional)
1 – Bathing suit (optional)
2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Bandana, Buff or Dust Mask, for face coverage for dust and sweat (optional)
1 – Hiking Boots or Shoes
1 – Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional)
2+ Socks, wool or synthetic,
1 – Sunglasses
1 – Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional)
1 – Daypack, small
Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
Face Mask (REQUIRED)
Hand Sanitizer (REQUIRED)
Snacks (optional)
Headlamp or Flashlight
Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
Electrical Outlet Adapter
Trip Receipt
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents

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