6 Days Marangu Route

Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization reasonably difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is, unfortunately, less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

per adult from

$2,527

NZD

Duration

6 days

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Tips

  • Day 1: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walkthrough 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, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.

    5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lodging at Mandara Hut

    Day 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

    9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lodging at Horombo Hut

    Day 3: HOROMBO HUT TO MAWENZI

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut. Hiking Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Heath.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lodging @ Horombo Hut

    Day 4: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft, Distance: 10 km/6 miles, Hiking Time: 6-8 hours.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kibo Hut

    Day 5: KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 6 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    Habitat: Arctic

    Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
    Distance: 16 km/10 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Heath

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

    After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

    Day 6: HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi. Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft. Distance: 20 km/12 miles. Hiking Time: 5-7 hours. Distance: 20 km/12 miles.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Moshi
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

-

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Newland Trekking

Activity ID: V-232760P2

More like this

Is this your business?

If this is your business, Claim Your Listing so you can manage and update your profile through our Business Portal.

Or you can improve this listing by Suggesting an Edit .