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6 days Marangu RouteMount Kilimanjaro Trekking

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What to Expect

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

Stop At: Mandara Huts, Tanzania
Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, due to its more gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts with dormitory style accommodation. There are 60 bunk beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal 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 Kibo Hut.
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the trek. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. 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: Montane Forest

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Mandara Hut

Day 2: Hike from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.
• Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 12km/7.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Heathland

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 3: Rest Day at Horombo Hut

Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight Horombo Huts

Day 4: Hike from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Stop At: Kibo Huts, Tanzania
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 heath-land 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

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Kibo Hut

Day 5: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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 Huts.
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

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Horombo Hut

Day 6: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi and back to Arusha

Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
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).
Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your to the Arusha Moshi
• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
• Distance: 20km/12.5mi
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Forest

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Arusha Tourist Inn
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arusha, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up client(s) from any Hotel/ Airport as soon as they call/ emailed us


  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
  • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
Departure Time
7:00 AM
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping & Mess tents with table and chairstents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides who speak English,French and Spanish and Porters
  • Airport/ Hotel Pick-up and Drop-Off
  • Accommodation(camping, mid range or lodge) included in 5 nights on the Mountain
  • Sleeping bag, bath towels and soaps.
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • All Meals and other dietary requirements on request on the Mountain
  • Free Day tour on Request
  • All Trekking Gears and Equipments
  • Entry/Admission - Mandara Huts
  • Entry/Admission - Horombo Huts
  • Entry/Admission - Kibo Huts
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • visas
  • All things of personal in nature
  • Tips and gratitude for driver Guide,Porters and safari cook
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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