5 Days Marangu route

Itinerary Summary

  • Duration in days: 5
  • Itinerary Category: Trekking,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations: Mt Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route
  • Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro Mountain, the first free-standing mountain in Tanzania
  • Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Start point: Moshi
  • End point: Moshi
  • Essential items: Digital Camera with enough memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultraviolet radiation filtering, etc

Additional information:  Our porters will escort and guide you all way along the Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

Itinerary Description by Day

Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

  • Transfer from your hotel/lodge in Moshi to arrive at Marangu gate for performing registration formalities
  • Start ascending the mountain with guides, porters, and cooks through the tropical rainforest of coffee and maize plantations
  • Continue with the trail to reach Mandara Hut which provides accommodations like dining halls and toilets
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mandara hut

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut 

  • Climb through the rainforest for first stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi 
  • Proceed into the moorland zone which will lead you to Horombo Hut, where you will arrive in the afternoon
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Horombo Hut

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut 

  • Climb through the alpine desert into the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks
  • The trail leads to Kibo Hut to arrive in the mid-day
  • Take the rest of the day of resting and gaining energy for the final summit day which is ahead of us tomorrow
  • It’s advised to have an early sleep by around 19:00hrs for mid-night ascent preparation

Day 4: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut 

  • Wake up around 23:00 for having a hot breakfast with biscuits. Also, add more warm clothes and headlamps 
  • Leave the camp and start summiting by midnight into the glacial zone
  • The path leads to Gilman’s point (5681 m) after a 6-hour walk to arrive at sunrise
  • Take another 1:30 hrs to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) the roof of Africa
  • Have time for photographs and a little rest while at the summit
  • After resting for a while, start the descending to finally arrive at Horombo hut
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Hut

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate 

  • Leave from the moorland environment, heading towards Mandara Hut for some rest
  • Proceed with the trail to reach the final destination at Marangu gate
  • Upon arrival, show appreciation to the team by tipping guides, porters, and cooks
  • Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached Uhuru peak and green certificates for Gilman’s point hikers
  • Drive back to Moshi for a hot shower and many celebrations

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Package Incudes

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals
  • All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
  • Gate Transfers

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