Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

This Kilimanjaro Marangu route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. It is the most popular way up Mountain Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory and simple dining rooms.

Please Note: That we only organise private treks, there will be only yourself and your travel partner(s) on the tour!

This itinerary starts and ends in Arusha or Moshi. An additional days stay in Arusha can be booked for an extra $200.

Day 1:Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of by your Driver/Guide and our representative. We will take you to the River trees country  Lodge (or any other suitable hotel depending on your arrival time)Our Kilimanjaro Expert will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your climb. Dinner.

Day 2: Transfer to Mandara Hut

Pick up at your  hotel in Arusha or Moshi and drive to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft).

Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara HutAll meals included.

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Breakfast, ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo HutAll meals included.

Day 4: Acclimatization at Horombo Hut

Breakfast. One day for resting and acclimatization at Horombo Hut. Soft Trecking around Horombo. Option to walk to Zebra Rock or to East Lava Hill.

Dinner & overnight at Horombo HutAll meals included.

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way.

Dinner & overnight at Kibo HutAll meals included.

Day 6: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo Hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo HutAll meals included.

Day 7: Kibo Hut to Marangu Gate

Breakfast, Descend from Horombo Hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to Arusha or Moshi for extension

*price per Person on request


  • All transfers in private car
  • 6 days private Kilimanjaro Climb / Marangu Route
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guide, 2 porters per person and cook
  • Mountain Hut accommodation (pls bring your own sleeping bag)
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • ‘Flying doctor’ insurance

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and mountain teams
  • Airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (50 US$ – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Sleeping bag (rental fee 15 US$)
  • Any nights prior or after the climb