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6-Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking : Unleash Your Ultimate Journey


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

Experience the excitement of a 6-day Kilimanjaro hiking adventure along the Marangu Route, promising an unparalleled journey of exploration and thrill. This renowned trail leads you through captivating landscapes and diverse terrains, offering an unforgettable odyssey to Africa's highest peak.

Experience an incredible trekking escapade as you traverse verdant rainforests, picturesque alpine meadows, and rugged rocky paths, all while basking in the breathtaking vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro's majestic summits. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a novice seeking new challenges, this adventure is designed to help you conquer new heights and forge enduring memories.

With seasoned guides and meticulously crafted schedules, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Tanzania's vibrant culture and natural splendor while conquering one of the globe's most iconic summits. Prepare for an exhilarating expedition filled with camaraderie, stunning panoramas, and a profound sense of achievement that only a Kilimanjaro hike can deliver.

Highlights of the 6-Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure

  • Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, guided by our experienced team of trekking experts.
  • Explore diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests to expansive alpine deserts, along the picturesque Marangu Route.
  • Experience the thrill of summiting Uhuru Peak, towering at 5,895 meters above sea level, and celebrate your achievement.
  • Enjoy comfortable stays in mountain huts and savor delicious meals prepared by our skilled cooks throughout your trekking journey.
  • Engage with friendly Chagga communities along the route, gaining cultural insights and fostering meaningful interactions.
  • Capture stunning vistas of glaciers, volcanic formations, and sweeping African landscapes from various vantage points on the Marangu Route.
  • Participate in sustainable tourism practices, minimizing environmental impact and contributing positively to 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: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Ascend through diverse vegetation zones, revealing Kilimanjaro's natural diversity. Reach Horombo Hut at 3,700 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

On this day, take time to acclimatize at Horombo Hut. Engage in short hikes to higher elevations within the area, allowing your body to adjust gradually to the altitude. Afterward, return to the hut for rest, relaxation, and further acclimatization. This approach helps you prepare physically and mentally for the challenges ahead while minimizing the risk of altitude-related issues.

Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

  • Elevation: 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles
  • Walking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Heath/Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

  • Elevation: 14,400 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles
  • Walking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Heath/Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Experience a challenging trek from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut, traversing through diverse landscapes and altitudes. Acclimatize and rest at Kibo Hut (4,703 meters) before the final push to Uhuru Peak. Enjoy breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro's rugged terrain and surreal alpine desert environment.

  • 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

Ascend to Uhuru Peak, Africa's highest point at 5,895 meters, and witness the stunning sunrise and panoramic views. Descend to Kibo Hut and then to Horombo Hut for well-deserved rest and recovery. This unforgettable journey combines physical challenges with breathtaking natural beauty.

Kibo to Uhuru peak

  • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Climbing Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

  • Elevation: 19,341ft to 12,250ft
  • Distance: 16km/10mi
  • Climbing Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

On the final day of your adventure, descend through the picturesque forest trails from Horombo Hut, taking in the tranquil ambiance and reminiscing about your remarkable journey to the summit. Once you reach Marangu Gate, proudly receive your summit certificates, symbolizing your achievement of conquering Kilimanjaro. Our team will be there to greet you and provide a smooth transfer back to Moshi, where you can relish in your success, celebrate with fellow trekkers, and bask in the memories of your unforgettable Kilimanjaro expedition.

  • Elevation: 312,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance: 20 km/12 miles
  • Walking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

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

You can book your 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route by visiting our website and following the booking instructions provided there.

The total cost of a 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route depends on various factors such as group size, accommodation preferences, and additional services. Please check our website or contact us directly for detailed pricing information.

Our package for a 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route typically includes accommodation, meals, experienced guides, park fees, and necessary permits. However, please refer to our website or contact us for a detailed list of inclusions.

For your 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route, you will need essential hiking gear such as appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a backpack, sleeping bag, headlamp, and personal toiletries. We recommend checking our website or contacting us for a comprehensive packing list.

Altitude sickness can occur during high-altitude treks like a 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route. We advise travelers to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow our experienced guides' instructions to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

Yes, we offer customizable itineraries for a 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route. Please contact us with your specific requirements, and our team will work with you to create a tailored hiking experience.

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