5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

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  1. Duration - 5 days
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5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least

  • DAY 1: ARUSHA/MOSHI - MARANGU GATE - MANDARA
  • DAY 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT
  • DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT
  • DAY 4 : KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT
  • DAY 5: HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI
5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier compared to the Machame route. This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatisation period.

The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatisation day on the mountain. This extends the route into a 6-day trek, greatly increasing your chances of success. Shared hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes. It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. The main itinerary difference between the Marangu 5 day and 6 day routes is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo Hut.

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What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Park fees, government fees & taxes inclusive of 18% VAT
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Exclusions:
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Balloon Tour
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips to Guide and Cook
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Uhuru Peak
  3. Moshi
  4. Horombo Huts
  5. Mandara Huts
  6. Marangu Gate

DAY 1: ARUSHA/MOSHI - MARANGU GATE - MANDARA

After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

DAY 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 - 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

DAY 4 : KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT

Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

DAY 5: HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

Altitude: 3,700 m to 1,700 m

Distance Covered: 18km km down

Time to be used: 5 - 7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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