Mt. Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 5-6 Days Itinerary

hyaenawith    Kileo Tours

  • Marangu


Day 1
Marangu Gate ─ Mandara Huts                         8km, ↑ 840m / 2756ft
We will begin at Marangu Gate (1860m, or 6102ft) which is also the headquarters of Kilimanjaro National park. The trek through the lush rainforests that will lead us to the Mandara Huts (2700m/8858ft) in 4-5 hours for overnight.

 Marangu rain forrest  Mandara Huts


Day 2
Mandara Huts – Horombo Huts                        11.5km, ↑ 1000m / 3281ft
This morning we walk 6-7 hours through the unique vegetation with amazing views of the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Overnight at the Horombo Huts. (3700m / 12139ft).
Horombo Huts  Horombo Huts
Day 3
Acclimatization day ? Horombo Huts
Optional day trip to the Mawenzi View Point or Zebra Rock to help acclimatize (Mawenzi Base Camp 4480m / 14698ft).
Keep on to overnight at Kibo Hut (4700m / 15420ft) if you choose 5 days climb.
Day 4
Horombo Huts ─ Kibo Hut                     9.2km, ↑ 1000m / 3281ft
After breakfast, begin ascent past the last water point and continue across the Saddle which bridges the Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. Reaching to Kibo Hut in the afternoon after 6-7 hours.
Overnight at the Kibo Hut (4700m / 15420ft).
Kibo Huts
Day 5
Kibo Hut ─ Uhuru Peak ─ Horombo Huts
Distance: 19km
Time: 12-16 hours,
Altitude: ↑ 1195m / 3920ft and ↓ 2195m / 7201ft
We will make our way to Gillman‘s Point (5681m / 18638ft) and continue on to Uhuru Peak, (5895m / 19341ft).
 Stella Point  Kibo Summit sign
Marangu downhill

After summiting, descend back to Kibo Hut, across the Saddle and back to the Horombo Huts for overnight. (3700m / 12139ft).


Day 6
Horombo Huts ─ Marangu Gate                       19.5km, ↓ 1840m / 6037ft
Distance 19.5km,
Time 5-7 hours,
After breakfast, we continue our descent to Mandara hut and in 5-7 hours we will reach the entrance of the Marangu Gates to receive certificates and celebrate our achievements.
 Marangu gateMarangu village

Included Items: 6 Days Marangu-Route Kilimanjaro Climb Itinerary

  • Hut fees
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • 2 nights at hotel with half board (before & after climb)
  • Transfer from hotel to Gate and back to hotel after climb
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters


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