7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing
Marangu Route

07 Days
Climbing Route: MARANGU (7 DAYS)
  • Route Overview

    Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route up Kilimanjaro summit. The Marangu route offers moderate Kilimanjaro climbing from starting point to Kibo huts but from Kibo hut to the summit the trek need commitment as the track is strenuous.

    The Marangu route is simply known as the “Coca cola” route due to the facts that drinks are sold in the huts as you trek up. Marangu is also the only offering comfortable sleeping huts at every campsite with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are shared by all climbers and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillows so require fewer supplies. There are washrooms with running water at the first two huts and basic washrooms at the last huts. Meals are shared in dinning huts at each camp you can mingle around and make some stories. Soft drinks bottle water and beer are available for sale at the huts and prices increase as you hike up. The minimum trekking days on Marangu route is 5 days but can be done in 6 days and have one day resting at Horombo hut for acclimatization before you attempt the summit.

  • Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport - Moshi

    Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Moshi. You will have early evening pre-climbing briefing on the trek. Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort Moshi. (HB)

  • Day 2: Moshi - Mandara Hut

    After breakfast depart for Kilimanjaro National park gate at Marangu. Once the necessary paper work has been completed start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Mandara Hut at 9000/2750m. Ascend for about 3 to 4 hours. Meals and overnight at Mandara Hut. {B, L, D}

  • Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

    Early today after breakfast you will leave forest and trek along through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700 m. Approximately 5 to 7 trek. Meals and overnight at Horombo Hut. {B, L, D}

  • Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

    Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “Last water point traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Approximately 5 to 7 hours trek. Meals and overnight at Kibo Hut. {B, L, D}

  • Day 5: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut

    Today is the “big day” A very start for the summit on steep and heavy screen up to Gilman’s point at 18640ft/5681m till you arrive on the crater rim by sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 – 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Meals and overnight at Horombo Hut. {B, L, D

  • Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate - Moshi

    After breakfast descend the mountain to the park gate approximately 5 to 7 hours. You will be met by your driver guide then transferred to Moshi or Arusha. The rest of the day is free to rest. Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort Moshi or Mc Elly’s Hotel Arusha. {B/L/D}

  • Day 7: Departure

    After breakfast you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport or to shuttle bus to Nairobi or to your next destination. {B/B}

  • Tour inclusions

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers
    • 2 night’s hotel in Moshi one before and one after trekking
    • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
    • Kilimanjaro entry fees
    • All meals while on the Mountain
    • Hut fees
    • Rescue fees
    • Certified, experienced, English speaking guides
    • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
    • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
    • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
    • Clean, purified drinking water
    • Crisis management and safety procedures
    • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
    • Sleeping Mattress
    • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa
    Tour Excludes
    • Tips for guides and support staff
    • Sleeping bag and personal items
    • Personal expenses ( Visas, airport taxes etc)
    • Extra activities and optional Tours not listed above (short safari after your climb etc)
    • Extra nights
    • Meals not listed above

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