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5-Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure: Your Ultimate Experience


per person
  • 5 Days / 4 Night
  • Group : 4+
  • Tanzania

Come and join us on a 5-day hike up Mount Kilimanjaro through the Marangu Route! It's an incredible adventure where you'll explore amazing landscapes and face exciting challenges. You'll trek through beautiful forests, open meadows, and rocky paths, all while enjoying the stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

This adventure is great for anyone, whether you're an experienced hiker or just starting out. Our expert guides will be with you every step of the way, making sure you have an amazing experience. You'll also get to experience Tanzania's rich culture and natural beauty along the journey.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with new friends, breathtaking sights, and the incredible feeling of reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!

Highlights of the 5-Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure

  • Ascend Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, with our experienced guides and travel experts.
  • Explore diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, as you trek along the scenic Marangu Route.
  • Challenge yourself and experience the thrill of summiting Uhuru Peak, standing at 5,895 meters above sea level.
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations at mountain huts and delicious meals prepared by our expert cooks throughout the trek.
  • Immerse yourself in local culture and interact with friendly Chagga communities along the route, gaining insight into their traditions and way of life.
  • Capture breathtaking views of glaciers, volcanic formations, and the vast African plains from various points along the Marangu Route.
  • Benefit from our sustainable tourism practices, ensuring minimal impact on the environment and supporting local communities.


If you've chosen the optional airport transfers, our team will arrange to pick you up either from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

Once you've settled in, we'll schedule a pre-trek briefing at your hotel in Moshi. It's recommended to arrive at least one day before the trek begins to ensure you're well-rested and prepared. During the briefing, we'll discuss the itinerary in detail, review your equipment, and provide any necessary rentals to ensure you have everything needed for a successful trek

  • Meals On your own
  • AccommodationHotel/lordge in Moshi

Experience an exhilarating journey starting with a scenic drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate in Marangu. As you set foot on the hiking trail, immerse yourself in the captivating rainforests teeming with diverse wildlife, adding a sense of adventure to your experience. Trek through lush greenery and vibrant flora, taking in the sights and sounds of nature along the way. Your destination is Mandara Hut, nestled at 2,700 meters, offering breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere amidst towering trees and rich biodiversity, making every step of your trek a memorable exploration of nature's beauty.

  • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Ascend through diverse vegetation zones, revealing Kilimanjaro's natural diversity. Reach Horombo Hut at 3,720 meters, enjoying panoramic views. Marvel at the surrounding mountains and valleys from this elevated viewpoint. Prepare for the next day's adventure amidst Kilimanjaro's serene ambiance.

  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Experience a challenging trek from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut, traversing diverse landscapes and altitudes. Witness the dramatic shift from heathland to the stark beauty of the alpine desert as you climb towards Kibo Hut, situated at an elevation of 4,703 meters. This segment of the journey is crucial for acclimatization, allowing your body to adjust to the high altitude before attempting the summit push. Take advantage of this time to rest, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the demanding climb to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
  • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Walking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

In the early hours, begin the challenging ascent from Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro. Witness breathtaking views as you reach the highest point in Africa at 5,895 meters. Descend back to Kibo Hut and continue down to Horombo Hut for rest and recovery.

  • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft Down to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
  • Climbing Time: 6-8 hours up / 6-8 hours down
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Descend through the scenic forest trails, relishing in your accomplishment. Upon reaching Marangu Gate, receive your well-deserved summit certificates. Our dedicated team will then transfer you back to your hotel in Moshi. Celebrate your successful Kilimanjaro climb and indulge in moments of relaxation and reflection.

  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Climbing Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Included and Excluded

  • Experienced guide with safety certifications.
  • Accommodations with breakfast before and after trek.
  • Hassle-free airport transfers.
  • Nutritious meals throughout the trek.
  • Complimentary drinking water and full-board meals.
  • All-inclusive fees and permits.
  • Fair wages for mountain crew.
  • Portable private toilet and porter services.
  • Flights to and from the trek starting point.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is mandatory and recommended; please seek recommendations.
  • Medications.
  • Tips and gratuities for the porters and mountain crew (20% industry standard recommended).
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs or other purchases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 5-day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro hike typically lasts for 5 days and 4 nights, covering a distance of approximately 64 kilometers.

The best time to hike the Marangu Route is during the dry season, which typically runs from late June to October and from December to mid-March.

The Marangu Route is considered a moderate-level hike, suitable for trekkers with some prior hiking experience. However, it does involve steep ascents and descents.

Accommodation on the Marangu Route consists of mountain huts with dormitory-style sleeping arrangements. These huts provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and shared bathroom facilities.

The success rate of reaching the summit, Uhuru Peak, on the Marangu Route is relatively high compared to other routes, primarily due to its gradual ascent profile and shorter trek duration.

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