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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route From Moshi



Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route From Moshi

The Marangu Route is the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. The route is well developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception; this being slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which is an advantage as the nights can be very cold and also you are powered with solar where you can plug in your cameras.


Day 1 Pick up upon Arrival in Moshi Hotel

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro Airport and taken to the  Moshi. The rest of the day will be yours to do as you please. You may choose to relax at the hotel or take a stroll around the leafy mountain village. There will also be time to check your trekking equipment and you will have a preliminary talk in preparation for your trek the following days. Overnight stay at Leopard Hotel or Ossy Gland

Marangu Park Gate

Day 2 Moshi - Marangu Gate (1860m) - Mandara Hut (2700m)

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the black and white Columbus monkeys. Approximately 4 hrs later, you will reach your destination of the day – the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Mandara Hut (2650m). Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Mandara Hut (2700m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe. Evening meal and overnight stay at Horombo Hut.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Horombo Hut - Zebra Rocks (4020m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)

Today serves as an acclimatisation day. This should not be underestimated and greatly improves your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, a 4-5 hour trek follows to the Zebra Rocks (4020m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day. Overnight and evening meal at Horombo Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Horombo Hut (3700m) - Kibo Hut (4700m)

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Waterpoint” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetationless plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 - 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Kibo Hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo Hut

Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. This begins at night when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier. The mountain guide will wake you up at 23:00 hrs and an hour later, you will begin the long and strenuous trek to the summit. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. At this peak, you can celebrate your accomplishment of reaching the “Roof of Africa”. The route back down follows the same path; the lava ash will now have thawed and allows for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can regain your strength. Following a 1 - 2 hour break, you will once again be on your way hiking to the Horombo Hut (3700m) where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, most of the mountain conquerors understandably retire early to bed. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Horombo Hut (3700m) - Marangu Gate (1860m) - Moshi

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to Moshi Hotel. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro. Overnight stay and evening in Leopard or Ossy Gland Hotel

Items included:


  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Personal porter
  • Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour according to the travel plan description
  • 3 Meals while in the Mountain
  • Transfers
  • One overnight stays at Leopard or Ossy Grand Hotel in Moshi or similar (including breakfast & dinner)
  • Overnight stays in mountain huts
  • All national park fee




  • Meals not indicated in the tour description
  • Alcohol and soft drinks (coke, mineral water etc.)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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