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.
Stay in one of Northern Tanzania's most historic buildings and explore the lush tropical surrounds of Marangu
Taking the Marangu route to climb the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro allows you to stay in the comfort of huts
Travelling with experienced guides and porters, you'll be in good hands, with one guide for every two passengers
Spot monkeys hiding in the jungle on your way to Mandara Hut
Walk through stunning alpine zones, watching the scenery shift as you gain altititude
Hike Kilimanjaro's climactic last stretch by lamplight, reaching Africa’s highest point
We are an official partner of IMEC’s Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). This means all of our climbs have been assessed and scored based on a number of criteria, all of which are designed to ensure the proper treatment of porters on the Mountain. Read more here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/theme/walking/kilimanjaro-trek
You'll need a good level of fitness for this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike. The going will be slow as your body adjusts.
Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required. Temperatures at night can get very low when you're above 3,500 metres, so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.
Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor each passenger for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If you show any signs, you'll descend immediately with a guide.
Hiking for several days without a shower can be tough – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and face washer may become your best friends!
The huts along this route sleep between 4 and 12 passengers and will be mixed-gender.
Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip. To see what you're missing out on check out our Serengeti & Kilimanjaro trip.
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1. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip for days 1 an 6 only. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. The cabins on the climb will be 4-12 person share.
4. Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
5. Please make sure you arrange your flights in order to arrive at Kibo hotel before 4pm on Day 1 in order to attend the very important pre-climb briefing and information session that is usually held before dinner.
Our Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route trips score an average of 4.74 out of 5 based on 82 reviews in the last year.
Much tougher than I expected, totally worth it though!
Review submitted 09 Mar 2018
Climbing Kilimanjaro was an experience that I will never forget. It was a little tough as you would come to expect climbing the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, however Rocky and the team of guides and porters along with the tour group made it such an enjoyable trip.
Review submitted 27 Feb 2018