Marangu Route - 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour:Itinerary
Day 1 : Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
The 6 days marangu route journey starts soon after breakfast and briefing.A drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and begin the climb.Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. 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.
- Lunch & Dinner
- 1,700 m to 2,740 m
- 7kms(4-5 hours)
- Mandara Hut
Day 2 : Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
The second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie straight ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.
- Breakast, Lunch & Dinner
- 2,700 m to 3,700 m
- 11kms (6-8 hours)
- Horombo Hut
Day 3 : Horombo Hut
A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro. The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- 3,700 m to 4,700 m
- 10kms (6-8 hours)
- Horombo Hut
Day 4 : Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
The scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo ,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine
plants Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and
seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to
the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Here you will start getting
fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with
dorms and limited facilities.
Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- 4,700 m to 5,895 m then 5,895 m to 3,700 m
- 9.5km (7 hours)
- Kibo Hut
Day 5 : Uhuru Peak
This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a
long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which
makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named after the German
geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient
gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s
Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn.
Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Breakfast and Lunch
- 3,700 m to 1,700 m
- 22kms(12-15 hours)
- Horombo Hut
Day 6 : Uhuru Peak to Moshi
The last day of these marangu route climb, pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi.
- Breakfast and Lunch
- 20kms(8 hours)
- park Fees
- Gate Transfer
- Crew Wages
- Meals and Drinking Water
Services not Included
- Tipping the Crew
A View of Marangu route
Map from Marangu Gate to Uhuru peak
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FAQ :Most asked questions
Answer :The cost of Kilimanjaro Climbing via Marangu Route ranges from $ 1350 to $ 1800 price per person depending that is the climb private or joining
Answer: Yes for a 6 days marangu route climb, its advised to have a certified guide with experience about Kilimanjaro climbing. It ensures your safety as they are well aware of the paths and precautions while Hiking, provides expert knowledge interms of any event occurrence and enhances your chances of summit success.We,Rede tour and safaris,a reputable and best tour operator includes a guide as part of our services.
Answer:The Marangu Route offers amazing scenery, including the lush rainforest part, unique vegetations and wildlife, moorland landscapes, and the beautiful views from the summit of Uhuru Peak.In this 6 days kilimanjaro climb,you will also pass through landmarks like the Mandara Huts and the Maundi Crater
Answer: The Marangu Route is often considered more suitable for climbers with little or no hiking experience. Also it is less physically demanding compared to some other Kilimanjaro Climbing routes, it still requires proper hiking preparation, fitness, and mental determination to reach Kilimanjaro Summit.
Answer:Climbing Kilimanjaro requires a park fee, which varies depending on the number of days on the mountain. This fee is paid to the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities and is usually arranged,