The Marangu route is one of the most popular routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro.  Though it is possible to complete this climb in 5 days, we would always recommend taking the extra acclimatisation day, making this an enjoyable and rewarding hike with a greatly increased chance of reaching the summit.  This route also allows hikers the relative luxury of sleeping in mountain huts along the entire route. Book Now


Day 1: Arrival

Rivertrees Country Inn
Dinner

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Rivertrees Country Inn (or alternative accommodation at Marangu or Moshi) for rest, recuperation and overnight before your climb. Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees

 

Day 2: Marangu Gate – Mandara

Mandara Hut
Full Board

Pick up from your hotel in Marangu, Moshi or Arusha. Drive to Marangu Gate where you will complete all park formalities.Start climbing through mountainous rain forest to the first hut – Mandara .Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut (8,860ft)

 
Day 3: Mandara – Horombo
Horombo Hut
Full Board

After breakfast, ascend through the afro-alpine grassland and moorland. Views of both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks along the way, weather permitting. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut (12,140ft)

 

Day 4: Acclimatization day at Horombo

Horombo Hut
Full Board

A day of rest and acclimatization at Horombo Hut. Soft trekking around Horombo can be enjoyed, and there is also the option to walk to Zebra Rock or East Lava Hill. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut

 

Day 5: Horombo – Kibo Hut

Kibo Hut
Full Board

Further ascent to Kibo Hut. En route the landscape will become very barren, stony and erroded.  Spectacular plant specimens such as giant groundsel and lobelia dot the landscape. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut (15,420ft)

 
 

Day 6: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak

Horombo Hut
Full Board

Today will mark your summit attempt

Wake up at around midnight for a quick snack of tea and biscuits. Proceed on the route to the summit through Gilman’s Point at 18,640ft. A total of some 6-7 hours tough hiking to reach the summit around dawn. After a very short break and some picture taking, begin the descent to Kibo Hut for some rest, and then onto Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight

 

Day 7: Horombo – Marangu Gate

Bed and Breakfast

 

After breakfast, continue on the descent.Bid farewell to your guides and porters, before transferring back to your Marangu, Moshi or Arusha hotel.


–   2-3 people    –  1529 USD per/person                                   –   4 + people      –   1409 USD per/person