5 Days Marangu Route Climbing
Our short 5 day Kilimanjaro tour through the Marangu Route in Tanzania, an old and popular route among the six established route on the Kilimanjaro, It can take from 5 Days to attempt to the main peak, We strongly recommend a 6 Days program as you will get a time for acclimatization.
Classic Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route Tour Itinerary
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport our driver will pick up, and transfer you to Peace Hotel in Arusha for overnight and last minutes gears check.
Day One: Arusha to Marangu Gate
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
Day Two: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
Day Three: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into moonscape. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
Day Four: Summit to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly pole pole and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
Day Five: Horombo Hut to Arusha
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear; a vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha to end your Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu.
Kilimanjaro Tour Includes:
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents;
- 2 Nights’ accommodation;
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees, Rescue fees;
- All meals while on the Mountain;
- Arrival and Departure transfers;
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees;
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
- Clean, purified drinking water:
- Crisis management and safety procedures:
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
- Sleeping Mattress:
Kilimanjaro Tour Excludes:
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival;
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above;
- Optional Tours;
- Tips and any items of personal nature;