Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Program

Day 1

After breakfast, departure for Marangu Gate. Meet your porters and guides. First step in the rainforest to Mandara Hut (2,700 m – 8,860ft).

4 hours hiking, 1,980m to 2,700m (6,500 to 8,860ft).

Day 2

Cross varied landscapes (forest, grassland, ravine, rocky valley …) and reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m -12,200 ft).

6 hours of hiking, 2,700m to 3,720m (8,860 to 12,200ft)

Day 3

Acclimatization day; overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 4

Cross the saddle and reach Kibo Hut (4,700m – 15,420ft), in a lunar landscape.

7 hours of hiking, 3,720m to 4,700m (12,200 to 15,420ft)

Day 5

Uhuru Peak (5,895 m – 19,340 ft). Departure very early in the morning in order to see the sunrise on the crater. After the last 1,300m (4,265 ft) of the ascension, reach the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Make the descent continuing straight down to Kibo Hut and then to Horombo Hut (3,720m – 12,200ft).

12 hours of hiking, 4,700m to 5,895m, then to 3,720m.(15,420 ft to 19,340 ft and down to12,200 ft)

Day 6

Continue the descent down to Marangu, have lunch and receive your summit certificates.

5 hours of hiking, transfer to Arusha.


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