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5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

Tour Overview

The Marangu route stands out as a favored choice among climbers, renowned for its affordability and convenience. Offering mountain huts instead of tents for accommodation, it presents a unique comfort for trekkers. This route presents a direct ascent to the summit and follows the same path on the descent. However, it’s worth noting that altitude changes are considerable each day, making it best suited for seasoned climbers.

With a standard duration of five days for the ascent, it’s advisable to extend your journey by an additional day for optimal acclimatization. By spending an extra night at the Horombo huts on the fourth day and embarking on an acclimatization hike, you provide your body with crucial adjustment time to the high altitude. This strategic addition significantly enhances your chances of successfully reaching the summit, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience.

Detailed Itinerary

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

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport our guide will be there waiting for you. He will 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 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: Mandara Huts (2,700 m/ 8,858 ft) - Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft)
This day 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: Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft) - Kibo Huts (4,700 m/ 15,419 ft)
An another day 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: Kibo Huts (4,700 m/ 15,419 ft) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/ 19,340 ft) - Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,204 ft)
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: Horombo Huts (3,720 m/ 12,139 ft) - Marangu Gate (1,830 m/ 6,003 ft) - Hotel
O the last day 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.

Price Range

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips from December 31, 2023, to

December 31, 2025

# People in Group:23-56+
Standard Lodging:$2000$1689$1684
Mid-Range Lodging:$2162$1832$1826

Price Inclusions



  • Park fees
  • Pickup and transfer airport
  • Porters who carry your luggage
  • Private cook speaking fluently English
  • Private guide speaking fluently English
  • Chairs and tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • High quality tents (including dinner-tent
  • International flights and visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation on day of arrival and departure

From $1684.00 Per Person/Group

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