6 Days Marangu route
MARANGU ROUTE TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA
Safari Overview Nicknamed the ‘Coca cola’ route, Marangu is the classic and oldest route up Mount Kilimanjaro.
It is also the only route where hikers overnight in rustic huts and not in tents, so a good choice
in the wet season. The ascent is constant and moderate but the section towards Uhuru peak
is difficult. The route follows the same path up and down. Available as a scheduled departure
(Fridays only) it can be booked as a private departure (any day) whereby you choose your own
Marangu Gate ─ Mandara Huts
8km, ↑ 840m / 2756ft
We will begin at Marangu Gate (1860m, or 6102ft) which is also the headquarters of Kilimanjaro
National park. The trek through the lush rainforests that will lead us to the Mandara Huts
(2700m/8858ft) in 4-5 hours for overnight.
Mandara Huts – Horombo Huts
11.5km, ↑ 1000m / 3281ft
This morning we walk 6-7 hours through the unique vegetation with amazing views of the peaks
of Mawenzi and Kibo. Overnight at the Horombo Huts. (3700m / 12139ft).
Acclimatization day? Horombo Huts
Optional day trip to the Mawenzi View Point or Zebra Rock to help acclimatize (Mawenzi Base
Camp 4480m / 14698ft).
Keep on to overnight at Kibo Hut (4700m / 15420ft) if you choose 5 days climb.
Horombo Huts ─ Kibo Hut
9.2km, ↑ 1000m / 3281ft
After breakfast, begin ascent past the last water point and continue across the Saddle which
bridges the Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. Reaching to Kibo Hut in the afternoon after 6-7 hours.
Overnight at the Kibo Hut (4700m / 15420ft).
Kibo Hut ─ Uhuru Peak ─ Horombo Huts
Time: 12-16 hours,
Altitude: ↑ 1195m / 3920ft and ↓ 2195m / 7201ft
We will make our way to Gillman ‘s Point (5681m / 18638ft) and continue on to Uhuru Peak,
(5895m / 19341ft).
After summiting, descend back to Kibo Hut, across the Saddle and back to the Horombo Huts
for overnight. (3700m / 12139ft).
Horombo Huts ─ Marangu Gate
19.5km, ↓ 1840m / 6037ft
Time 5-7 hours,
After breakfast, we continue our descent to Mandara hut and in 5-7 hours we will reach the
entrance of the Marangu Gates to receive certificates and celebrate our achievements.
- 6 Days Marangu-Route Kilimanjaro Climb Itinerary
- mountain guides
- All Park fees and Rescue fees
- All meals
Arrival and Departure transfers
- 2 nights at hotel with half board (before & after climb)
- Transfer from hotel to Gate and back to hotel after climb
Guides, Porters, cook salaries
Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Fair and ethical treatment of porters