Mt.Kilimanjaro 6 days MARANGU ROUTE


Marangu route starts on the south-eastern side of Kilimanjaro. It takes around 1 hour to drive from Moshi town to the Marangu gate. Marangu route heads up mandara hut, horombo hut, Then, we will make our way to the north climb high up and over Kibo hut 4720m which is base campsite, Kibo hut offer both hut and campsite as well as horombo.

The summit attempt is made from Kibo hut 4720m in the early morning hours, often during the full moon. This is the coldest area right on starting, windiest section of your adventure. But once the sun comes up, so we can remove most of our extra layers. After the summit, the descent follows to kibo hut again then horombo hut, this will be begning the end your trek in mount Kilimanjaro, ready for other package.


First Day : will be off from the mountain is the time tourist arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and picked up with our driver then transferred to the hotel where they will have rest and relax or explore Moshi town and the surrounding areas.


Starting elevation 900m Moshi Town
Ending elevation 1820m Marangu Gate
Altitude change 920m
Driving distance 45kms
Driving hours 1 hour

In the morning after breakfast we will departure Moshi and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu gate, When we arrival at the Marangu Gate we will make the registration and payment confirmation before we start our hike.

Here it will take a little bit time before the team of Guides, Chefs and Porters, start trekking , because they have to sort out each and everything to be used on the mountain all days six days, except the meals because we will have more fresh food from the town after three days on the mountain.

It can take average maximum time is 1 hour-2 hours before carry on always it will depend on the number of climbers in that day out there.


Starting elevation 1820m Marangu gate
Ending elevation 2720m Mandara Hut
Altitude change 1100m
Trekking distance 8kms
Walking hours 3-4hours
Overnight hut Mandara hut

After registration and once the team is ready for the hiking , all together we will start hiking towards Mandara hut as we departure from marangu gate soon we will start the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Columbus monkeys,

At these lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy as it named rain forest, so gaiters and trekking poles they may help, Shorts and t-shirts should be sufficient, but keep your rain gear and warmer clothing handy with you every day walking.

At Mandara hut the team will prepare hot drinks such as coffee , tea , and chocolate drinks warm up your body and then you will have the opportunity to walk ahead to Maundi Crater which offers great views of Northern Tanzania and Kenya then lake challa that situated between the border of Tanzania and Kenya


Starting elevation 2720m Mandara Hut
Ending elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Altitude change 1000m
Trekking distance 12kms
Walking hours 6-7hours
Overnight hut Horombo Hut

From Mandara hut, team will start hiking for an hour through little rainforest glades, thereafter follow an ascending through heather zone where we can found giant groundsels seneciol and lobelia and other many endemic plant, special in this area.

At this moment we will be rewarded with the best views of the top only if the clouds are not there. Continue up into open moorlands where small shrubs are the main vegetation. Where you can enjoy amazing views of kibo and Mawenzi peark.



Starting elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Ending elevation 4120m Zebra Rock
Altitude change 500m
Trekking distance 5kms
Walking hours 4-5hours up and down
Overnight hut Horombo Hut

This is the special day for those who serves extra day to serves as an acclimatization day. This should greatly improve your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a breakfast, we will have 4-5 hours trek follows to the Zebra Rocks (4120m).

The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name due to the mineral salt come from the rock. On your return to Horombo Hut, a hot lunch will be waiting for you, then relax the rest of a day and regain your strength for the hike the next day that will be finalizing your dream of climbing.


Starting elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Ending elevation 4720m Kibo Hut
Altitude change 1000m
Trekking distance 9kms
Walking hours 4-5hours
Overnight hut Kibo Hut

This is wonderful day, long and tough. nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit, at this stage is rather steep but we are rewarded with our first sight today of some of the famous ‘cones’ of mount Kilimanjaro both Kibo and Mawenzi.

After the Maua River, we climb towards the barren, dry terrain known as The Saddle and head for the huts, which are at the bottom of the Kibo summit, in preparation for the midnight departure for the summit. Kibo Huts are made of stone and quite basic


Starting elevation 4720m Kibo Hut
Ending elevation 5895M
Altitude change 1175m
Trekking distance 7kms
total time to be used to uhuru peak 7.5hours

From Kibo hut to Gilmans point is the most mentally and physically challenging part of your trek to mount Kilimanjaro but hopefully with the great sense of achievement to reach a goal and will realize that this is Kilimanjaro time make the most of it. Normally a starting time is 12.00am midnight as a departure.

We will start our hike with long and tough climb from Kibo hut 4720m to Gilmans point 5651m, making our trek more difficult, after we made to the Gilmans point the hardest part will be done. The Gilmans point is the top of the ridge but it is not the highest point of the mountain, the highest point of the mountain is UHURU PEAK 5895M.(UHURU means FREEDOM) before Uhuru we will pass Stella Point 5720m which is the junction point from Barafu.

From Gilmans point can be easy to reach UHURU PEAK, it will take just maximum of 1 hour to 2 hours to accomplish the dream and say wow!!, I made to Kilimanjaro!, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the peak of Africa! Well done. It will not be safe to stay at the top (UHURU POINT) for the long time because some time acute mountain sickness can attack tourist after they made to the top recomended time 10min to 15min will be enough to enjoy the views and taking more pictures way back.

From Uhuru peak we will switch back downhill to Kibo hut on the same way, where it will take the maximum of 3hrs-4hrs hours downhill and we will short break and Kibo hut before wake up for the lunch and starting walking down to Horombo Hut.


Starting elevation 4720m Kibo Hut
Ending elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Altitude change 1000m
Trekking distance 9kms
Walking hours 2-3hours
Overnight hut Horombo Hut

after having nice little rest and breakfast or lunch we will collect and park our stuff and again in the morning go to the Horombo Huts. Where we will have dinner and get some well-deserved sleep!

Note that : avoid to stay longer at kibo hut after the summit 4720m still high and is possibly allow your body to be attacked by AMS, 1-2 hours will be enough to stay then team will call you to the next shift to horombo hut 3720m with more fresh air.


Starting elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Ending elevation 1820M Marangu Gate
Altitude change 1900m
Trekking distance 20kms
Walking hours 6-7hours
Overnight hut Moshi town

The Great day has come yet, today the walking will take you to the moorland zone again until Mandara Huts, then continue to the forest again, through the lush rainforest, where deference species of Monkey and the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjari flower grows.

On arrived at the Marangu gate, we will be required to sign-out, for all successful climbers, they will be able to receive the certificate of completion from the National park Climbers who reached Gilmans Point (5681m) and Stella Point (5720m) will receive green certificates and Climbers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.

After receiving certificates, we will be ready to go back to the Hotel in Moshi or Arusha, where it is definitely time for hot shower and celebration! Departure to the airport or other tour activities.



=> Airport pickup on arrive and return on departure time .
=> Two nights to our selected hotels, mean full one before climbing and one after climbing.
=> All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi town.
=> Professional, experienced, mountain guides, cookers and porters
=> Guides, Porters, Cooker salaries are included.
=> All government fees are included.
=> Emergency Oxygen Cylinder.
=> All three meals fresh, healthy, nutritious food (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
=> Purified or Boilled drinking water while on the Mountain.
=> Mess tents with table and outdoor chairs.
=> VAT (18% charged by the Government).


=> Tanzania Visa.
=> Hotels and Transfers (available as an optional add on).
=> Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting in here Tanzania too; don't stress if you forget some of trekking equipments).
=> Tips and gratuities( This is traditionally for all Mt Kilimanjaro climber after finish their treks Guides, Cookers and Porters will expect this and the end of the trip).
=> Portable flush toilet with the toilet tent as add on please here we will need you to pay extra 150$ per toilet. => Travel insurance.
=> Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
=> Meals not listed in the itinerary.
=> Liquors, beers and bottled beverages.