Mt Kilimanjaro 5 days Marangu route hike

This is the most popular and easiest route to summit the Kilimanjaro Mountain given its gradual slope and direct path, its that path that you will surely reach the highest point in Africa

per adult from

$2,625

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Duration

5 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • use of camping equipment
    • Private transportation
    • poterage
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Marangu gate to Mandara hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

      After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2 hour), register and commence 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.

      Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft

      Distance: 8km/5mi

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Montane Forest

      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara camp site

      Day 2: Mandara hut to horombo hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

      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 grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

      Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft

      Distance: 12km/7.5mi

      Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

      Habitat: Heathland

      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at horombo camp site

      Day 3: horombo hut to kibo hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

      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 heathland 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: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at kibo campsite

      Day 4: summit attempt

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

      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 encampment.

      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: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at kibo hut

      Day 5: horombo hut to trail head

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

      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).

      A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to the hotel. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

      Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft

      Distance: 20km/12.5mi

      Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

      Habitat: Forest

      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      other hotels, rentals & inns
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by safari soles tours

    Activity ID: V-129998P9

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