Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - Independent Overview

Visit Africa and conquer the Kilimanjaro Marangu Route. Hike to Madara Hut, Horombo Hut and Kibo Hut before reaching the Mt Kilimanjaro summit.

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Visit Africa and conquer Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Marangu Route.

Visit Africa and conquer the summit of Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro. This classic trek is the most popular route to the spectacular summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by mountain huts to keep you well protected from the elements. Following the most direct route to the summit, you'll cover the 67 km trail in five days. Although it can be busy, the route is well maintained and is a fabulous trek to Africa's iconic peak.

  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Spot monkeys hiding in tropical rainforest
  • Hike through surreal hanging moss forests and moonscapes
  • Tackle a climactic last stretch by lamplight
  • Gaze at the vast plains and ice fields of Africa
  • Experience an incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Visit Africa and conquer the summit of Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro. This classic trek is the most popular route to the spectacular summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by mountain huts to keep you well protected from the elements. Following the most direct route to the summit, you'll cover the 67 km trail in five days. Although it can be busy, the route is well maintained and is a fabulous trek to Africa's iconic peak.

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Marangu, Tanzania
  • Finish:

    Marangu, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (1 nt), Mountain hut (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, mountain huts & rescue services (5 days), Services of highly experienced guides and porters

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    180kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit in order to secure a Kilimanjaro climb permit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1000, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ). Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. This trip is offered on a join-in basis. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. Please note this trip will be discontinued in 2013

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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - Independent Summary

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Day 1 Marangu

Nestled on the lower slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro, this lively town is a great base to explore the surrounding area. Set off on an optional cultural walk for an insight into local Chagga culture or simply relax in town and admire the cloud-covered summit of tomorrow's challenge.

Day 2 Mandara Hut

Enticing bird calls and glimpses of different monkey species make this rainforest walk incredibly rewarding. For those after an extra challenge, why not make the trek to nearby Maundi Crater. The views from the top are sure to provide plenty of inspiration for the upcoming journey.

Day 3 Horombo Hut

Get muscles pumping on the trek to Horombo Hut and watch as rainforest gives way to rolling alpine meadows dotted with giant heather trees. Spend the night overlooked by the twin snow-tipped peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi.

Day 4 Kibo Hut

Hike through hauntingly beautiful moorland forests full of hanging moss then traverse the Saddle’s surreal lunar landscape to reach Kibo Hut. Take the opportunity to rest before setting off on the final ascent.

Day 5 Summit

At midnight, zigzag up a scree slope by torchlight to reach Gillman’s Point. Savour the phenomenal sight of the sun rising majestically behind Mawenzi Peak and watch as the landscape below is slowly revealed. For those still with energy, it is a further two hours along the rim of the crater to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From here, there are vistas of the crater, the ice fields and the vast and distant East African plains below.

Day 6 Marangu

Descend through alpine meadows and rainforest.
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