Kilimanjaro marangu route

8 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro – Marangu Route in 5 Days

From $1728 USD* / Park fees / 8 days

*Price p.p. incl. transfers, accommodation, food, drinks, guides and park fees. Excl. International flight (based on six persons)

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8 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro – Marangu Route in 5 Days

The Marangu route is a popular route and also the cheapest. It is the only route that offers mountain huts instead of tents for the overnight stays. The route leads straight up to the summit and down again via the same route. Altitude changes per day are significant, which is why this route is only suitable for experienced climbers.

The ascent via the Marangu route takes a total of five days. However, it is recommended to add an extra day to give your body time to adjust to the high altitude. If you choose to do so, you can stay an extra night in Horombo huts on the fourth day and make an acclimatization hike. This extra day significantly increases your chances of reaching the summit.

Tanzania Specialist offers a unique service throughout the climb

Climbing Kilimanjaro is the ultimate challenge! You will be accompanied by professional guides, porters and a cook during your ascent to Uhuru Peak via the Marangu route. Our crew will take care of you and perform a health check every morning and evening to make sure everything is in order. In addition, the accompanying cook will serve you delicious food during this tour. The quality of the food is at the top of our priority list, as you depend on good food during the strenuous climb. If you would like to have a look at the menu in advance, we will be happy to send it to you.

Our customers experience climbing Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route as an unforgettable experience! As soon as you have confirmed your booking with us, we will send you a comprehensive document to prepare for the trip.

How fit do you need to be to climb Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a real challenge due to the altitude, rate of ascent and different temperatures. During an average climbing day you will walk six to seven hours per day. If you are healthy and fit it is absolutely within reach. There are many things you can do to increase your chances to reach the summit and to make sure you enjoy the trek.

  1. It’s important you take your time. Don’t hike too fast so your body has time to adapt and acclimatize.
  2. Prepare. Being in good shape also makes the climb much easier. Go hiking a few months before the climb, especially multiple day hikes are excellent training. But also running and aerobic exercise are a good preparation.
  3. Add an extra day. It is always difficult to predict who will be affected by altitude sickness. By adding one extra day to your climb, you will reduce this risk. Since you spread the climb over more days and your body gets more time to get used to the higher altitude. We do really advice to do this to increase the chance of making it to the top.

If you like advice on how to prepare yourself for climbing Kilimanjaro, you can always contact us or read our blog How to prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro?

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Int. Airport for your climb
  • Day 2: Marangu Route 5 days, day 1: Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,000 ft) - Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft)
  • Day 3: Marangu Route 5 days, day 2: Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft) - Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft)
  • Day 4: Marangu Route 5 days, day 3: Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft) - Kibo Huts (4,700 m/ 15,419 ft)
  • Day 5: Marangu Route 5 days, day 4: Kibo Huts (4,700 m/ 15,419 ft) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/ 19,340 ft) - Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft)
  • Day 6: Marangu Route 5 days, day 5: Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,139 ft) - Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,003 ft) - Hotel
  • Day 7 - 8: Flight home from Kilimanjaro (JRO) after the climb

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Int. Airport for your climb

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport our Tanzania Specialist guide will be there waiting for you. He will drop you off at your hotel, where you can relax from your flight.
Preparation for your climb: You will meet your guide before the beginning of your climb. He will brief you and give you details, like what to wear, what to put in your backpack and other important tips to make the climb as comfortable as possible for you.

Day 2: Marangu Route 5 days, day 1: Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,000 ft) - Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft)

Embark on an incredible adventure on the Marangu Route in Tanzania! Start at Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,000 ft) and ascend to Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft). Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you trek through lush rainforests, spotting exotic flora and fauna along the way. This 5-day journey promises a memorable experience, filled with awe-inspiring nature and fascinating cultural encounters. Don't miss out on this thrilling opportunity to conquer Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro!

Day 3: Marangu Route 5 days, day 2: Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft) - Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft)

Day 2 takes you from Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft) to Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft). Trek through stunning landscapes and experience the thrill of ascending to higher altitudes. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty as you explore this renowned route.

Day 4: Marangu Route 5 days, day 3: Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft) - Kibo Huts (4,700 m/ 15,419 ft)

On day 3 of the Marangu Route as you ascend from Horombo Huts at 3,720m (12,204 ft) to the majestic Kibo Huts standing tall at 4,700m (15,419 ft), witness breathtaking landscapes and experience the thrill of hiking to higher altitudes in Tanzania's iconic Kilimanjaro. Get ready for an unforgettable journey towards the summit!

Day 5: Marangu Route 5 days, day 4: Kibo Huts (4,700 m/ 15,419 ft) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/ 19,340 ft) - Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft)

On day 4, reach new heights as you trek from Kibo Huts (4,700m/15,419ft) to the majestic Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) and then descend to Horombo Huts (3,720m/12,204ft). Conquer the highest summit in Africa and witness awe-inspiring landscapes along the way. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on this unforgettable journey.

Day 6: Marangu Route 5 days, day 5: Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,139 ft) - Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,003 ft) - Hotel

On day 5 of the Marangu Route, after a night at Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,139 ft), descend to Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,003 ft). Enjoy the breathtaking views as you say goodbye to the majestic Kilimanjaro. After completing the trek, relax and unwind at your hotel, relishing the memories of this extraordinary journey.

Day 7 - 8: Flight home from Kilimanjaro (JRO) after the climb

Sadly, this is the end of your holiday and the time to go home has arrived. Enjoy your last hours in Tanzania before our driver comes to pick you up and takes you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home. Still longing for more? It's also possible to add a few days of safari or a beach holiday to your Kilimanjaro adventure!

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At Tanzania Specialist, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences. Our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

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