Marangu Route

7 Days 6 Nights

2 Persons: USD2090 per person
4 Persons: USD1820 per person
6 Persons: USD1800 per person


The Marangu or main route is by far the most popular way to the summit. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in mountain huts with all the basic necessities. It usually takes 5 days/4nights for the round trip. The trek can also be

Please note: This Safari will depart any day of the week with a minimum of 2 persons booking.
Transportation can either be by a safari minibus or by 4×4 Land Cruiser (Jeep), depending on your choice or budget too.
The Safari can be customized further if you like. Kindly make an enquiry email to let us know if you would want some changes included in the itinerary.

Ground transfers with pick up and drop off from Arusha or JRO to/from base Hotel in Moshi.
Transport from Moshi to the Mountain gate
Park fees
Fees of national park approved guide and porters
Food on the mountain (B/L/D)
Drinking water
Experienced cooks, guides and porters
Tents, dining or mess tents, camping table and chairs.(On camping routes only)
2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) in either Park View Inn or Sal Salinero Hotel depending on availability.
Airline tickets
Airport taxes
Beverages other than mineral water
Other equipment on the mountain (other than tents, camping table and chairs).
All other expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

Note: We book rooms with private bath/shower where possible on the basis of two persons sharing a double room. However neither single room nor rooms with private bath can be guaranteed. The choice of hotels or lodges can change due to their availability in high or low season.


Day 1: Arusha – Moshi

Pick up from Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town, which is commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.
Half Board accommodation at a Base Hotel in Moshi.


Day 2: Moshi – Marangu – Mandara Hut

After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, we will depart to Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon registering with park authorities, our climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to the Mandara encampment. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. We will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m), an attractive collection of buildings.
Bathrooms are available with running water.


Day 3: Day 3

Today we will continue our ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. We will spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are characteristic of this semi-alpine zone.
Bathrooms are available with running water.


Day 4: Day 4

Our trek continues past the final watering point, and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as we enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and, once we cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. This seven-hour walk will be taken at a slow pace. We will spend the night at Kibo Hut (4,703m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut). This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of under 250mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.


Day 5: Day 5

Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman’s Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman’s Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater’s edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where we will spend our last night on the mountain.


Day 6: Day 6

Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate.
From here, you will be transferred to a Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight.


Day 7: Day 7

After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha town or Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

Please Note: In case your group consists of a number other than what is mentioned above, kindly enquire for the price to apply.


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