Proven 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route Experience

6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Trekking

Kilimanjaro National Park

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Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

Tour Type

Hiking

Group Size

No size Limit

6 Days Marangu Overview

Take on the Marangu Route in 6 days and witness the beauty of Kilimanjaro. This experience is designed for climbers looking for a reliable and well-supported adventure, ensuring a memorable ascent to Africa’s highest peak.

On Marangu Route you will be following the track of the oldest and most established route of them all on Mount Kilimanjaro. As being the most established route, this route is also the only route where permanent huts are established offering climbers to sleep in dormitories instead of dome tents. These huts have dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at the hut close to the summit. The availability of huts make this route a good option during the rainy season.
The Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca-Cola” route and is one of the most popular routes. Also considered to be the easiest path to climb Mount Kilimanjaro given its direct path and gradual slope. Unlike the other routes the ascending and descending route are the same when following the path of Marangu Route. Routes ascending via the Rongai route also uses the Marangu Route for descending.
The Marangu Route takes a minimum of 5 days to complete however some prefer to take the 6 days option for better acclimatization.

Tour Highlights
  • Extra day for acclimatisation

  • High summit success rate (over 70%)

  • Classic Adventure! Hiking & Camping

  • More quiet route for the most adventurous experience

  • The descending follows the Mweka route via Mweka gate

Destination Kilimanjaro National Park.
Starting Point: Airport / Moshi
Ending Point: Airport / Moshi
Package includes :-
  • Pick-Up And Drop-Off From Airport
  • All Park Fees Collected By The Kilimanjaro National Park
  • All Meals On The Hike.
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Hut Fees
  • Drinking water
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Package Excludes :-
  • Airline Tickets.
  • Lunch And Dinner At The Hotel (Before And After The Ascent)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them).
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
  • Tips
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    DAY 0 : Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

    Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Secret Garden Hotel Moshi. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you may choose to relax at the hotel or perhaps explore the town of Moshi (taxi required). In the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation of your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Secret Garden Hotel.

  • 01
    Day 1: Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut

    In the morning depart for Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu route entrance gate. At the park entrance your guide will work out on the climbing permit and authorities will weigh the porter’s luggage, whilst our chef prepares an early lunch for you, you’ll be able to explore this beautiful starting point. Immediately after clearing with the permits, porters weight check and early lunch we will embark into the hiking trail that leads us through the beautiful rain forest of Mount Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival at Mandara Hut our mountain crew will take care of the necessities while you enjoy your evening, dinner will be served in time and you will be ready for a well-earned sleep.

    • Elevation: 1,843 m – 2,700 m
    • Distance: 8 km
    • Hiking Time: 4-5 hrs
    • Meals Plan: Lunch & Dinner
    • Habitat: Rain forest

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    Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

    After breakfast depart for Horombo Hut. A long day lies ahead with a moderate trek for 12 km, first trekking through the forest which soon will open up into moorland. Upon arrival at Horombo Hut you may be lucky to witness a clear view of the Kibo and Uhuru peaks.

    • Elevation: 2,700 m – 3,720 m
    • Distance: 11 km
    • Walking Time: 6-8 hrs
    • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Habitat: Heather | Moorland

  • 03
    Day 3: Horombo Hut – Mawenzi Ridge – Horombo Hut

    This day aims to be an acclimatization day preparing for the summit day. On this acclimatization day you will do a short trek to Mawenzi Ridge and back to Horombo Hut.

    • Elevation: 3,720 m – 4,389 m – 3,720 m
    • Distance: 5 km Ascent | 5 km Descent
    • Walking Time: 2-3 hrs | 1-2 hrs Descent
    • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Habitat: Moorland

  • 04
    Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

    Depart for Kibo Hut after breakfast. On this day the trek is not very difficult, though given the altitude it is important to keep an appropriate pace to keep your strength as the trek to the summit will follow at mid night. Upon arrival at Kibo Hut you will rest while our chef prepares an early dinner. Prepare and retire to bed early ready for the quest to the summit around mid-night.

    • Elevation: 3,720 m – 4,703 m
    • Distance: 9 km
    • Hiking Time: 6-7 hrs
    • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert

  • 05
    Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

    At an early start around 01:00 hours begin the steep and altitude challenging climb to the great summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our trained team will make sure to measure your oxygen level throughout the trek and help you reach the ultimate goal, Uhuru Peak. After successfully reaching “the rooftop of Africa”, enjoy the view before descending back to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening we enjoy our last evening on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    • Elevation: 3,703 m – 5,895 m – 3,720 m
    • Distance: 6 km Ascent | 15 km Descent
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hrs Ascent | 6-8 hrs Descent
    • Habitat: Arctic | Alpine desert

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    Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate - drive to Moshi

    After breakfast depart for Marangu gate. The longest trek of this mountain challenge lies ahead though the trek is mostly downhill making this day challenging physically but not altitude wise. The trek will be 19 km through the rain forest for approximately 5-7 hours.
    Upon arrival at the park headquarters at Marangu Gate we will collect our summit certificate, celebrate and our team will be ready to transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

    • Elevation: 3,720 m – 1,843 m
    • Distance: 19 km
    • Hiking Time: 5-7 hrs
    • Habitat: Moorland | Rain forest
    • Meals Plan: Breakfast

2023 & 2024 prices :-

Number of Pax Price Per Person
Solo = $ 1,772 USD
Group of 2-3 = $ 1,650 USD
Group of 4+ = $ 1,550 USD
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