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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Marangu Route

Day 1
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Begin your first day of the 6 Days Marangu Route with a transfer from your hotel in Moshi or Arusha towards the Marangu Gate. It is at the Marangu gate that you will meet up with your Mount Kilimanjaro crew which includes your Mount Kilimanjaro, Marangu Route guide, and porters then do some registration and paperwork ready for your climb.
The Marangu Route trail begins with a beautiful ascent in the rainforest zone. The tropical rainforest is blessed with great views and a variety of rare monkey species that may include, the Sykes or Blue Monkey. This trail opens up to reveal amazing hills that lead to Mandara Hut, your accommodation for your first night.

  • Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft (1,843 m) to 8,858 ft (2,700m)

  • Distance: 8 km/5 miles

  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 2
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Start the second day on Mount Kilimanjaro by trekking through the forest until you reach into high moorland zone of the mountain. While here it is possible to get a glance at two of Mount Kilimanjaro’s 3 peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi. After a long and satisfying trek, you will wind up your day by relaxing and spending your night at the Horombo Hut.

  • Elevation: 8,858 ft (2,700m) to 12,205 ft (3720 m)

  • Distance: 12 km/7 miles

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Heath

Day 3
Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge
The third day of your 6 days Marangu Route itinerary is basically your acclimatization day. This is an extra day set aside for acclimatization to combat altitude sickness and can be spent trekking on Mawenzi Ridge. The amazing landscape of the Mawenzi Ridge will definitely reward you with beautiful views of Kibo and Mawenzi while overlooking the Mawenzi tarn camp. After exploring the area for some time, we return to our accommodation/rest point of the day, Horombo hut.

  • Elevation (ft.): 14,400 ft. (4,389m) to 12,205 (3720 m)

  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles

  • Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

  • Habitat: Heath

Day 4
Horombo Hut to Kibo Hot
Your Kilimanjaro trek continues by gradually hiking across another ridge and lunar desert famously known as the “Saddle” which is sandwiched between the two Mount Kilimanjaro peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo.

The resting and accommodation camp of the day will be Kibo Hut, located at the base of the Kibo crater wall. To prepare for the summit hike ahead, you will enjoy your dinner and summiting preparations here at Kibo Hut as summiting usually takes place at midnight.

  • Elevation (ft.): 12,205 ft. (3720 m) to 15,430 ft. (4703 m)

  • Distance: 10 km/6 miles

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5
Summit day: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Today is the summit day, so you will have to wake up very early at around midnight in a bid to reach the summit.

Mental and physical preparedness is usually put to the test here, as it is the most challenging part on Mount Kilimanjaro as you may face strong winds and cold weather.

We ascend at night time, with a few hours in darkness while a short break between different intervals.

Sunrise usually comes along when we reach Gilman’s point at an elevation of 18,600 ft. or 5,669 m with a view of the Mawenzi Peak.

Finally, we reach the summit at Uhuru Peak, which is basically the highest point in Africa, and the highest peak on Mount Kilimanjaro standing at 5,895 m or 19340 ft.

Reaching Uhuru peak is the ultimate goal, you will spend some time at the peak, reflecting on the challenge amid congratulations and satisfaction on this achievement.

  • Elevation (ft.): 15,430 ft. (4703 m) to 19,341 ft. (5895 m)

  • Distance: 6 km/4 miles

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Arctic

After spending some time at Uhuru Peak, we descend to Horombo Hut whereby you will enjoy your last dinner on Mount Kilimanjaro and have some rest, also your last sleep on Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Elevation (ft.): 19,341 ft. (5,895m) to 12,250 ft. (3733m)

  • Distance: 16 km/10 miles

  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

  • Habitat: Heath

Day 6
Horombo to Marangu Gate
This is your last day on Mount Kilimanjaro as it marks the end of your 6 Days Marangu Route tour. You will go down the mountain with a descent trek bypassing the tropical rainforest.

We will collect our Mount Kilimanjaro summit certificates at the Marangu gate and then drive back to Moshi town.

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

  • Distance: 20 km/12 miles

  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Rainforest

Trekking Cost
  • 1 Pax: $2,550
  • 2 Pax : $2,120 pp
  • 3 pax: $2,070 pp
  • 4 pax : $1,960 pp
  • 5 pax : $1,900 pp
  • 6 pax : $1,845 pp
  • 7 Pax and above: $1,750 pp
Costs Covers
  • Hut Fees (bed and mattress)
  • Park fees
  • Government Taxes
  • All Meals
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Unlimited Drinking Water
  • Rescue Fee
Costs Excludes
  • Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Items of personal use
  • Alcohol and cigarettes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking gears (Available for Hire)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (4%)
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi
Here are special rates for children basing on their age
2- 5 years
Free of charge sharing with parents
years 50% discount of adult rates
15 years
Full rates

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