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5 Days Marangu

5 days Marangu Route trekking


Day 1

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Hotel: Bed & Breakfast


After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest.

Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Mandara Hut

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m.

From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 4 Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Horombo Huts
Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi.

Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 5 Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Kibo Huts
Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards.

At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m.

On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Kogatende airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip. Around mid-morning, join a scheduled flight from Kogatende airstrip to Arusha airport.

Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Moshi/Arusha town. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport {K.I.A}
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED 2 nights of accommodation at Hotel in Moshi.(before and after trek)Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees

Government taxes

3 freshly-prepared delicious meals daily on the mountain prepared by professional cooks who are happy to accommodate your dietary needs

3-4 liters of mineral/treated water per person per day

Hot drinks on the mountain and hot water for washing

Private transport to and from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate

National Park entry fees and hut fees

Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit

Porter’s Cook’s and Guide’s Salary.

Friendly and highly qualified mountain guides, assistant guides and professional cooks

Enough Porters to carry camping gear and additional laggage

Accommodation in camping


NOT INCLUDED  Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and after climb. Personal items and toiletries

 Tips for guides, porters and cook

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

Guides: $ 20/day/guide

Cook: $15/day

Porter: $ 10/day/porter

• N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not more than your ability.