7 Days Marangu Route

7 Days Marangu Route

7 Days Marangu Route

The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Typically tour operators provide mattresses and pillows for climbers. The Marangu route can be completed in 5 days; however, it is recommended that climbers take an extra day to acclimatise at Horombo Hut.

Tour Highlights

The main setback on the Marangu Route is that the ascent is exactly the same as the descent and therefore there is not as much variety in settings compared to other routes.

It also means that the route can get very crowded.

The Marangu Route success rate also tends to be low as it is usually chosen by inexperienced and unprepared trekkers who are misled to believe it is the easiest route.

We also add an extra day to the standard five day itinerary to ensure maximum acclimatisation and give ourselves the best possible chance of enjoying the magnificent scenery.


  • Transport
  • Trip Crew
  • Meals and Mineral waters
  • Accommodation
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Camping Equipment
  • All camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Government taxes
  • Pickup and drop off to Airport


  • International Flight
  • Airport Tax
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Visas

Trekking Itinerary

Day 1


You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears. Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT in Moshi.

Day 2

Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

After breakfast drive to Marangu gate with your picnic lunch box .this is a place you star your ascend to the first hut ,Mandara hut (alt 2700m) where you will have dinner and overnight .the walk take 3 to 4 hours through the rain forest.

Day 3

Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

After breakfast ascend to Horombo hut. The walk takes 5 to 6 hours on the moorland where by will have the best time to enjoy the best scenery of the Mountain. You will be able also to view both peaks. Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut (alt. 3720m).

Day 4

Horombo Huts - Kibo Huts

This is special day for acclimatization to Mawenzi and resting day. Dinner and overnight at Horombo. After breakfast start the ascend to kibo hut (alt.4750m) the walk takes 5-6 hours Completing the moorland them to the alpine desert.

Day 5

Kibo Huts - Summit midnight- Horombo Hut

At the time around midnight start the hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro ,which takes 7 to 8 hours to reach the summit (Uhuru peak 5895m) after short celebration descend to Kibo hut for short rest thereafter proceed to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6

Horombo Hut - Marangu gate- Arusha

After breakfast descends direct to the park gate where you will catch a waiting car ready for drive back to the hotel in Arusha.

Day 7


A driver will bring you to Kilimanjaro Airport, from where you will connect your flight.

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