Kilimanjaro Trek Marangu Route: Trekking in Tanzania

Join us on a legendary Kilimanjaro trek on Africa’s highest and most famous mountain on the Marangu route. An amazing Trekking adventure in Tanzania

7 days
$1,370 to 1,670

Join us on a legendary Kilimanjaro trek on Africa’s highest and most famous mountain on the Marangu route. An amazing Trekking adventure in Tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb through Marangu Route is the easiest and most popular route to the summit, the Marangu Route is used by almost 50% of all climbers and uses comfortable mountain huts with solar power light and it is also suitable for those adventure tourists who don’t have much experiences climbing the mountains, therefore classified as a moderate trek rather than a climb. Although the trail can be a little crowded a certain time of the year, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climate zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trekking.

The total time during the mountain climbing will be 5 days on Marangu Route.

The real highlight for those who opt for Marangu Route is the walk from Gillman’s point along the crater rim to the summit of Uhuru, passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that occupy most of the summit area. The views as the sun rises behind Mawenzi Peak on a clear morning are absolutely magnificent –The Rift Valley, Mount Meru and the Maasai Steppes stand out from the endless plains, almost three vertical miles below.

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Marangu Route
You should know that during your Kilimanjaro expedition through Marangu Route, you will be staying in the alpine huts that are dormitory style sleeping up to 5 trekkers per one hut. It is not possible to have a single occupancy hut. A single traveller will pay a single supplement applicable to the stay in the base hotel only.


  • Automated External Defibrillator (optional on most treks) : Included on treks with a night in Crater Camp
  • Trauma & medicine kit box: fully equipped as per Wilderness First Responder guidelines.
  • Mobile phones: Daily communications with our base in Enroute Viaggi office.
  • Medical equipment porter stays with the group at all times, to ensure that the safety gear is always nearby and ready to employ if anything happen to climber.
  • A safety briefing is performed by the head guide at the second camp on each trek, exhibiting all the safety gear, and its’ use, to ensure the best possible safety response.
  • Hyperbaric Chamber – a portable altitude chamber, for emergency use only.
  • Pulse-oximeter: The head guide checks and charts these numbers daily at dinner time, for each climber

Mountain Cuisine  (three hearty meals a day)

  • BREAK FAST: Fruits Juice, Fruit, Cereal/Porridge, Eggs bread/French-toast/Plain toast/Pancakes, Sausages, Margarine, Jam/Honey, Tea /Coffee and drinking chocolate
  •  SNACKS: Peanuts/ Crisps/Popcorns/Cookies , chocolate and dried fruit,
  • LUNCH /LUNCH BOX: Sliced Carrot and Cucumber stripes, Avocado sliced, Boiled egg, Vegetable /meats cutlets, Sandwiches (Egg/cheese / Tomato/Tuna /Meat/Peanut butter and fruits
  • DINNER: Soup, (Mushroom /Asparagus / Chicken / Tomato /Vegetarian), Bread, Salad, Rice/Pasta Potatoes, Chicken/Meat, Mixed vegetables, (Zucchini/Carrot/French-beans/Cabbage), Lentils, Fruit Salad, Fruit with custard, Tea/coffee/Milo and drinking chocolate

Price Includes

  • Comprehensive Passenger Liability Insurance
  • Two days before and after climb
  • Private transfer to and from Airport, no shared
  • Clean, high quality tents with working zippers
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, Hut fees and climbing permits.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only) / full medical backup,
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Short wave radios for summit day ( summit guides); or satellite mobile phone
  • 1 toilet for 2 climbers / pax
  • 1 Shower Tent for 2 climber / pax
  • Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables, toilet & sleeping mattress
  • Water for washing up daily during Kilimanjaro trek
  • Stretcher - Converts into a rigid steel-framed litter
  • Oxygen for emergency use - For groups of 5+, two kits (400L medical oxygen bottles, each with a regulator & 2 nasal canula masks) are provided

Price Excludes

  1. emergency transport costs
  2. tips
  3. personal expenses
  4. personal medical kit
  5. travel insurance
  6. sleeping bags, or other personal trekking gear
  7. Mountain Gear

What to expect

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Trek in Tanzania Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at JRO/ Arusha:
Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport (Africa), Meet and assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar in order to stay overnight at on Bed and Breakfast basis. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climbing briefing and climbing equipment check. We will also confirm that you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance as well.

Day 2 – Mandara Hut
The National Park Gate (1,830 m) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and un-spoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.), a group of comfortable ‘A’ frame wooden huts. The largest cabin has a downstairs dining area and an upstairs dormitory and mattresses. Smaller huts sleep eight persons. The total capacity is sixty persons. Water is piped onto site from a spring above and there are flush toilets behind the main cabin. The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. It takes about 3–5 hours walk.

Day 3 – Horombo Hut
The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heathers and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720 m.). The buildings here are similar to Mandara Hut, but total capacity is one hundred and twenty persons. Water is piped from the stream behind the huts. There are platform toilets south east of the main hut, about eighty metres down the slope and flush toilets have been built within the complex of small huts. Sunrises and sunsets here are often spectacular and the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo. There is a real sense of being above the clouds here. It takes about 4–6 hours walk.

Day 4 – Kibo Hut
We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday. Kibo is a stone-built block house with a small dining area and a number of dormitory rooms leading off a main corridor. There are bunk beds and mattresses for about sixty people. There is no water here so one has to bring an ample supply from the ‘last water’ supply above Horombo Hut. Platform toilets are behind the hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night. It takes about 4–5 hours walk.

Day 5 – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1:00am, aiming to be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree, but there are some well-graded zig–zags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. For those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo for the night. It takes about11–15 hours walk.

Day 6 – Marangu Park Gate – Back to Arusha:
After breakfast, a steady descent takes you down through moorland to Mandara Hut (8,900 ft). We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu (6,000 ft) where are transferred to Outpost Lodge Arusha or similar in order to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.


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