6 Days/5 Nights

All Group and Private Tours include 2 nights hotel stay, transportation to and from accommodations and Mt. Kilimanjaro along with breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain.

These routes allow for novice, intermediate and advanced climbers

Designed to accommodate up to 25 climbers

Marangu is the oldest route on Kilimanjaro and it is the only route that offers Hut  accommodations without the need for tenting gear.  This route is popular with climbers who wish to have a more luxurious option. Unlike all other routes, the Marangu offers the sale of bottled Mineral water, Chocolates, Snacks, soft Drinks and Beer ( not recommended due to dehydration) at it’s camp sites. ……It beats lugging up all your extra snacks and preferred liquids of choice!

Marangu - 6 Days/5 Nights - The Luxurious Route

Tour Features

  • Duration 6 Days/5 Nights
  • Active Hiking 31.5 Hours
  • Final Elevation 5,896 m/19,343 ft

Day 1

Moshi to Mandara Huts (2750 m.), via Marangu Gate

After breakfast we will pick you from your hotel and drive to Marangu gate where your permit for trekking will be issued. Gate formalities takes about 1 hour and then you start trekking after introduction to your team from Chief guide. The route begins at the National Park Marangu Gate at 1800 m. walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara Hut at 2750 m for dinner and overnight.

Hike Time: 3-4 hrs
Elevation Change: +950 meters, ending up at 2750 meters

Day 2

Mandara Huts to Horombo Huts (3780 m.)

After breakfast we ascend through rolling alpine meadows containing giant Heather trees. Along this leisurely trail we can enjoy the flora and views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. A picnic lunch is served on the way to Horombo Hut. Finally, dinner and overnight is taken at Horombo Hut.

Hike Time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation Change:  +1030 meters, ending up at 3780 meters

Day 3

Acclimatization day, Horombo hut to Zebra rocks (3959 m.)

After breakfast today you will have a short day of walk for acclimatization to the beautifully rocks coloured with black and white strips on the way to Mawenzi peak and back to Horombo hut for hot lunch.

Hike Time: 1.5 hrs
Elevation Change: +179 Meters, ending up at 3959 meters

Day 4

Horombo Huts to Kibo Huts (4700 m.) 

After a good night’s rest we continue past the cactus-like ”Senecious” and the “last water” stream and moves onto the lunar landscape on the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi arrives Kibo Hut (4700m) for dinner and overnight 

Hike Time: 5-6 hrs
Elevation Change: +920 meters, ending up at 4700 meters

Day 5

Summit Day

The start for the summit is made in the early hours of the morning in order to reach Gillman’s Point (5680 m.) before dawn. From Gillman’s point one can witness the most panoramic and unforgettable sunrise. One hour walk away from Gilman’s you reach the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak at 5,895m. The descent is less tiring and the night is spent at Horombo Hut.

Hike Time: 6-7 hrs
Elevation Change: 5680 meters

Day 6

Horombo Huts to Moshi via Marangu Gate

Another half day’s leisurely walk and one is back at the Park entrance again where you will meet with our vehicle and representative and drive you back to your hotel for rest to get read for the next day program. 

Hike Time: 5-7 hrs
Elevation Change: -1950 meters