Kilimanjaro-Marangu route

Marangu Route           6 Nights / 7 Days Kilimanjaro National Park

Day 1       Kilimanjaro – Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport. Transfer to Moshi Town

Early evening pre-climb briefing about the trek

Dinner and overnight at Mountain Inn (HB)

Day 2       Moshi – Mandara Hut

After breakfast depart for Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu

Start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/ 2750m. Ascend for about 3 to 4 hours.

Meals and overnight Mandara hut

Day 3       Horombo Hut

Leaving the forest after breakfast, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m. 5 to 7 hours trek. Picnic lunch

Dinner and overnight Horombo hut

Day 4       Kibo Hut

Continue ascending past the last water point traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Walking takes approximately 5 to 7 hours. Dinner and overnight Kibo hut

Day 5       Summit – Horombo 

A very early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree 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 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent.

Meals and overnight Horombo hut

Day 6       Descent to gate

After breakfast descend the mountain to the park Gate ( 5 to 7 hours)

Met by your driver-guide then transferred to Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight stay

Day 7       Departure

After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight