5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek via Marangu Route
5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek via Marangu Route is considered the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The route is well-developed and the climb is moderate and gradual. However, the approach to the summit is the exception because it is more demanding.
The accommodation on this route is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the routes offering camping options.
Included5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek via Marangu Route
Day 1. Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut
After breakfast, your adventure to the roof of Africa will begin. A journey of 3 hours drive will be maximum to reach the Marangu Gate. Your hike will begin soon after completing the necessary registrations at the gate.
After about 3 hours of hiking, you will have your packed lunch at Kisambioni before proceeding with further 2 hours passing through the dense rainforest. On arrival at Mandara Hut, you will rest before visiting Maundi Crater.
Dinner & Overnight at Mandara Hut
- Hiking Distance: 8km / 5 miles
- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
- Zone: Rain Forest
Day 2. Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
After breakfast, you will depart from Mandara Hut heading out of the rain forest into heather moorland. Our today's destination is Horombo Hut.
The hike to Horombo Hut will take about 5 to 6 hours including time for lunch. During your ascent, you will spot spectacular plants such as giant lobelia and the giant groundsel.
On arrival, you will relax and later in the evening you will be served with dinner before an Overnight
- Hiking Distance: 12 km/7.2 miles
- Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
- Zone: Rain Forest-Moorland
Day 3. Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
On day 4 you will proceed with hiking for 6 hours after breakfast. Our destination today is Kibo Hut. We will cross the “saddle,” the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert.
After lunch and relaxation, dinner will be served early in the evening to allow adequate rest before attempting the summit the same night. Our guides will brief you in detail on how to prepare for the summit night. You will spend the night at the Kibo Hut.
- Hiking Distance: 10km / 6 miles
- Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
- Zone: Low alpine zone / High alpine zone
Day 4. Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins around midnight when the lava ash is still frozen, and walking on it is easier. it takes 5 to 7 hours up to the Uhuru peak. You will hike the screes of Kibo and you will arrive at Hans Meyer Cave (5,220 m).
Climbing is slowly but surely going upwards, At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,681 m) which is the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro then you will have 2 hours climb along the crater ridge that leads you to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa” and you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory.
After enjoying the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro you will descend to Horombo Hut where you will have a hot lunch prepared by chefs.
After relaxing during the evening, you will have Dinner and Overnight at Horombo Hut
- Hiking Distance:5km / 3 miles ascent and then 15km / 8 mile descent
- Hiking Time: 6-8 hours to the summit and then 5-8 hours to Horombo Hut
- Zone: Glacial zone, high alpine zone, and low alpine zone
Day 5. Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate – Arusha
The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. It will take 4 to 5 hours from Horombo Hut (3,700 m) to Marangu Gate (1,860 m)). After reaching the Kilimanjaro gate you will be signed out and awarded a golden certificate after reaching the Summit (Uhuru Peak). Ready for the next drive to Arusha
- Hiking Distance: 20km / 12.5 miles
- Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
- Zone: Low alpine zone & Rain Forest
|All activities (Unless labeled as optional)|
|A professional driver/guide|
|All Meals (As specified in the itinerary)|
|Drinks (As specified in the itinerary)|
|Tips form safari driver/guide and chief|
|travel insurance, visa fees|
|All things of personal nature|