Mount kilimanjaro hike 5 days marangu route

5 Days | Arusha, Tanzania
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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

The 'Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - 5 Days Hiking Tour' this is a trekking multi-day tour to the Kiliamanjaro summit through the Marangu Route what's the most popular and easiest route to the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro given its gradual slope and direct path. Its that path that you will surely reach the highest point in Africa.

Allocated in a small group you will have an adventurous journey to the roof of Africa. However the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast.

Marangu Route is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes, because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason. At the same time it is the best option to conquer Kilimanjaro for less experienced hikers, but no illusions, even this easiest way up to the Kilimanjaro summit will require a fairly good physical condition.

Itinerary of the Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - 5 Days Hiking Tour: 


- We meet you in the Kilimanjaro International Airport or in the Arusha Airport and transfer you to a hotel in Arusha or Moshi, previously booked by you to relax after the flight and to start the safari one the booked day. 

DAY 1 - Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut 
- After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2 hours), register and commence the climb. 
- Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. 
- A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. 
- Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft 
- Distance: 8km/5mi 
- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours 
- Habitat: Rainforest 
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 2 - Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut 
- You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. 
- At this point you may begin to feel the effects of the altitude. 
- Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft 
- Distance: 12km/7.5mi 
- Hiking Time: 5-6 hours 
- Habitat: Heathland 
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 3 - Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut 
- Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. 
- Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb. 
- Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft 
- Distance: 9km/5.5mi 
- Hiking Time: 5-6 hours 
- Habitat: Alpine Desert 
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 4 : Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut 
- Very early in the morning (midnight to 2:00 AM), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. 
- Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. 
- From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment. 
- The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. 
- It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. 
- This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there! 
- Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft 
- Down to 3700m/12,200ft 
- Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down 
- Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down 
- Habitat: Alpine Desert 
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5 - Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Arusha or 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). 
- Our vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to the hotel or the airport. 
- Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration! 
- Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft 
- Distance: 20km/12.5mi 
- Hiking Time: 4-5 hours 
- Habitat: Forest. 
- Meal: Breakfast. 

Useful informations


Minimun of 1 participants is required
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Moderate: Partial refund if cancellation is within 5 days of booking


Good to know

tips are exclussive of the tour price

Meeting Point

pick up clients from arusha & moshi

Upcoming Availibilities

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$1,600.00 / pp
Up to 20 peoples
Durée : 5 Days