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5 Days Marangu Route


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5 Days, 4 Nights



Group Size

10+ People

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Find an awe-inspiring adventure with our 5-Days Marangu Route Climb up Kilimanjaro, a journey that seamlessly blends exhilaration and natural splendour. As you ascend the iconic peak, you'll experience the thrill of conquering one of Africa's tallest mountains while immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes that surround you.

Our carefully crafted itinerary ensures a perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment, allowing you to savour the beauty of Kilimanjaro's diverse ecosystems. From the lush rainforests at the base to the surreal lunar-like landscapes at higher altitudes, each day brings new vistas and triumphs.

Included All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
Guides, Porters, Cook salaries, and park fees
Emergency Oxygen Cylinder
All meals while on the Mountain
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Conservation fees (part of park fees)
Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
Rescue fees (part of park fees)
VAT (18% charged by the Government)
Kilimanjaro summit certificate
Excluded Tanzania Visa
International and domestic flights
Hotel (available as an optional addon)
Transfers (available as an optional addon)
Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags,hiking boots,clothes,etc (« for renting)
Tips and gratuities
Travel insurance
Personal Expenses (e.g.laundry, telephone,beverages,etc.)
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Liquors,beers and bottled beverages
Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

Tour Plan

If you've chosen airport transfers, we'll collect you from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport and transport you to your Moshi hotel or Arusha Hotel.

We recommend arriving at least one day before the trek. On this day, a pre-trek briefing will be held at your Moshi hotel or Arusha, where we'll review equipment and arrange any necessary rentals.

After breakfast and the briefing, we'll drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (approximately 1-2 hour). Following registration, we'll begin the climb through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater offers panoramic views of Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Look out for Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys in the rainforest.

  • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Leave the rainforest behind and ascend through open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Mawenzi and Kibo. Keep an eye out for giant lobelias and grounsels. Altitude effects may become noticeable.

  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Continue ascending, passing the last watering point and reaching the Kilimanjaro saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Vegetation transitions to upper heathland and then gives way to a barren "moonscape." Prepare for the summit climb after dinner and rest.

  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
  • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin the summit climb very early (midnight to 2 am), navigating steep scree or snow to Gilman’s point on the crater rim. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo for lunch and rest before proceeding to the Horombo encampment.

  • 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 / 6-8 hours down
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, descend steadily through the moorland to the Mandara Hut, then through a lush forest path to the Marangu National Park gate. Lower elevations may be wet and muddy. A vehicle will be waiting at Marangu gate to drive you back to your Moshi hotel (approximately 1 hour).

  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast

Let’s plan with Joining Safaris for an unforgettable 5 Days Marangu Route journey, where every step brings you closer to the summit and an experience that will linger in your heart forever. Elevate your senses and conquer Kilimanjaro in style!


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