Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Conquer the highest peak in Africa, mighty Mt Kilimanjaro

This classic Tanzania trek is the most popular route to Mt Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by mountain huts to provide protection from the elements. We hike along the most direct path to the summit of Kilimanjaro and cover the trail in just five days, with the help of experienced guides and porters. Hike through forests and alpine meadows, over rocky ravines and past lunar landscapes to the spectacular summit of Africa's highest peak. The panoramic views from the top of Mt Kilimanjaro must be seen to be believed.

  • Spot monkeys hiding in tropical rainforest
  • Visit Marangu and explore the lush tropical surrounds
  • Travel with a group of experienced guides and porters
  • Walk through surreal hanging moss forests and moonscapes
  • Hike Kilimanjaro's climactic last stretch by lamplight
  • Trek to Africa's highest point
  • Experience an incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Gaze over the vast plains of Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Summary

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Day 1 Marangu

Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.

Day 2 Mandara Hut

Walk through picturesque fields of heather to get to the huts at Mandara (2,725 m), built in an A-frame style and housing 6-8 bunks.

Day 3 Horombo Hut

Changing vegetation and diverse landscapes pave the way to Horombo Huts (3,780 m), a gathering of A-frames sitting on a rocky plateau.

Day 4 Kibo Hut

Hike through spartan landscapes to reach Kibo Hut (4,740 m), a communal stone house with bunk beds and a small camp office.

Day 5 Uhuru Peak/Summit

Perhaps see snow on the challenging climb to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m) and feel the exhilaration while witnessing never-to-be-forgotten views of the crater, ice fields and lands below.

Days 6-7 Marangu

Marangu's hotel offers a lush garden, hot showers, a pool and a bar/restaurant - all watched over by the stunning peaks of Kilimanjaro.