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Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route | 8 Days

The Marangu route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt.

Destinations : Arusha | Moshi | Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Vacation Style Adult Group
    Mount Trekking
  • Activity Level Out of Ten (10)
    10/10
All about Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route | 8 Days
  1. Day 1 Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport {JRO}

    You will be picked up by the staff of Expect In Africa Safari from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha. Participants will be given a short briefing for the climb the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.

    Meals : | Dinner | Breakfast
    Accommodation : Arumeru River Lodge

  2. Day 2 Drive from Arusha to Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

    We depart Arusha and ride to the Marangu Gate to complete the necessary registration formalities. The climb begins from Marangu Gate (6,000 ft). The trail then begins to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the blue monkey. The forest begins to thin out as we approach the first camp—Mandara Hut (8,800 ft).

    Meals : | Breakfast | 1 Lunch Box | 1 Dinner
    Accommodation : Mandara Hut

  3. Day 3 Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

    The morning walk is a steady ascent up through the moorland region. At this point—weather permitting—we may get to see Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. These are two of the three volcanos that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro. We camp at Horombo Hut (12,200 ft) for the night. 6-8 hours · 5.7 miles · elevation: +3,400 ft.

    Meals : | Breakfast | 1 Lunch Box | 1 Dinner
    Accommodation : Horombo Hut

  4. Day 4 Acclimatization walk to Zebra Rocks (4020m) Then Back to Horombo Hut (3700m)

    Today is a meant for acclimatization. We will take a short day hike to the Mawenzi Ridge (14,400 ft). From there you will have unobstructed views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments in the area we will descend back down to Horombo Hut. Time 3-4 hours · 3.1 miles · elevation: +2,200 ft.

    Meals : | Breakfast | 1 Hot Lunch | 1 Dinner
    Accommodation : Horombo Hut

  5. Day 5 Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

    We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. Time 5-6 hours · 5.5 miles · elevation: +1,200 ft

    Meals : Meals | Breakfast | 1 Lunch-Box | 1 Dinner
    Accommodation : Kibo Hut

  6. Day 6 Kibo Hut (4700m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) & Down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

    We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by headlamp around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). Time 11-15 hours · 12.3 miles · elevation: +3,945 ft. gain · -7,145 ft. loss

    Meals : | Breakfast | 1 Lunch-Box | 1 Dinner
    Accommodation : Kibo Hut

  7. Day 7 Horombo Huts (3,690 M/12,100 Ft) to Marangu Gate then Arusha

    A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then continue descending through the lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu (6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to your hotel in Arusha

    Meals : | Breakfast | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner
    Accommodation : Arumeru River Lodge

  8. Day 8 Departure

    After breakfast, we can arrange for a private transfer or taxi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Drive time : 1 hour

    Meals : | Breakfast
    Accommodation : -

The tour package inclusions and exclusions
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Park fees
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Drinking water on all days
  • All Taxes/VAT
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag
Tour Code Tour Name Arrival - Departure Tour Status Price (PP) Inquiry
MAR-10
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
08/11/2019 - 15/11/2019
6 Seat(s) left
$1460/pp
MAR | TREK | 11
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
02/11/2019 - 09/11/2019
3 Seat(s) left
$1520/pp
MAR-12
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
26/12/2019 - 03/01/2020
10 Seat(s) left
$1520/pp
MAR-13
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
17/01/2020 - 24/01/2020
8 Seat(s) left
$1650/pp
MAR | TREK | 09
Marangu Route Adventure | 8 Days
12/09/2019 - 11/09/2019
0 Seat(s) left
$1560/pp