Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking for East African Citizens (5 Days Marangu Route)

Kilimanjaro trekking Marangu route 5 days itinerary is fairly easy despite its difficult at the final part to the summit. Termed easier route, the route has encountered the highest failure rate due to bad preparation and untimely attempt. The above situations have moved KINAPA officials to put more emphasis and serious measures for those who climbing Mt Kilimanjaro on Marangu route. All camps along this route have good radio communication to the park office. Some goods like mineral water, soft drinks, beer and chocolates are available in these camps.

Marangu route can be trekked in 5 days however, one additional day is advisable for acclimatization at Horombo camp. Marangu is the only route on this Mountain that offers hut accommodation in beds and mattresses.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • -Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid) & Basic first aid kit
    • -Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + Their wages as per the standard set
    • -Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
    • Entry/Admission - Mandara Huts
    • Entry/Admission - Horombo Huts
    • Entry/Admission - Kibo Huts
    What's excluded :
    • -Visas, Flights and airport taxes
    • -Health requirements (Yellow Fever vaccination is compulsory if traveling to Tanzania)
    • -Items of a personal nature
    • -Tip

  • Day 1: Moshi (800 m) – Marangu gate at (1,980 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m)

    Stop At: Mandara Huts, Tanzania
    Walking approx. 12 km in 5 hours over the montane forest and low alpine zone (moorland).
    Today, your Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route 5 days starts by hiking up to Mandara hut at (2700 m) your hiking will be through a beautiful landscape of the mountain forest, little streams and waterfalls Kisamboni picnic area the place for lunch can be reached after 1.5 hours of walking from the park gate.
    The water around this area is from the spring and can be used for drinking, cooking and flushing toilets.
    You can have a short walk to the Maundi crater where you can enjoy good weather and possibly see Mawenzi peak. Blue Monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys can be spotted around this place.
    Each day when arriving at the huts you will have tea/coffee & some bites then hot water to wash before changing clothes you have been hiking with. On the mountain, we say stay warm all the time. Dinner will be served before going to bed.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Mandara Huts

    Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700 m) – Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

    Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
    Walking approx. 15 km. hiking hours 6 (moorland zone).

    After light breakfast, your second hiking day on Kilimanjaro Marangu route starts, this day you will hike along with the last patches of the forest past the other side of Maundi crater and soon you will reach the moorland vegetation zone.

    This area is dominated by heather, Lobelia Deckenii and lovely Dendrosenecio kilimanjari. With good weather condition you can have a great view of both Kibo and Mawenzi. Reach Horombo huts and if you wish you can bath with hot water before dinner and sleep in a luxurious bed.

    Horombo huts have a capacity of 120 people all sleeping in beds and it is a small village and the only huts at Kilimanjaro with beds. At this camp nights tends to be very cold please be prepared. Arriving at the camp the same procedures will follow just as much as the previous day.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 3: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

    Stop At: Kibo Huts, Tanzania
    Walking approx. 15 km. in 6 hours (Alpine desert).

    Your Hiking day will start after breakfast. Saddle the area in-between Mawenzi and Kibo can be reached in two different routes, through the upper route which is eroded and stormy or by taking the lower route which is easier and most recommended where you can pass near the water point at (4,200 m) which is the last in this route.

    Fill your bottles with enough drinking water as this will be the last water point before reaching Horombo huts again, otherwise, you can buy mineral water or soft drinks at Kibo huts. If you wish you can take a short break at this Last water point and perhaps sit at the picnic site for lunch.

    You will reach Kibo huts at (4700 m) after 2 walking hours. Kibo hut is at the barren Alpine desert with only grasses and everlasting flowers. Kibo huts are built with stone blocks and have 60 bunk beds and platform toilets. Arriving at the camp the same procedures will follow as the previous day.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Huts

    Day 4: Summit attempt: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru peak 5,895 m & back to Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

    Stop At: Uhuru Peak, Tanzania
    Walking approx. 6 km ascent and 21 km descent for in 8 hrs. on the rocky, ice-capped summit.
    Depending on your pace you can wake up at 23:00 or 23:30 and have some tea and biscuits before starting. You will face a challenging part of your Mt Kilimanjaro climbing at the beginning which is a rough and rocky path.
    On the way you will pass Williams Point at (5,000 m), Hans Meyer Cave at (5,150 m) and Gillman’s point at (5,681 m) positioned on the crater rim. To reach Hans Meyer Cave from Kibo hut you will spend almost two and a half hours. Gilman’s point is placed just a short distance from Hans Meyer Cave, it is about an hour to get there. From Gilman’s point, you will possibly need not less than 1 hour and a half to reach the summit. Spend some minutes at the summit taking pictures but not much longer at this altitude before starting your way down and back to Kibo hut at (4,700 m) where lunch will be served, proceed further down to Horombo.
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts

    Day 5: Horombo Hut (3720 M) – Marangu gate at 1,980 m – then drive to Moshi

    Stop At: Marangu, Marangu, Kilimanjaro Region
    Walking approx. 27 km for 6 hrs across the low alpine zone, moorland and montane forest.

    Breakfast at Horombo hut before starting your last day downwards from Kilimanjaro.
    Have lunch and some rest at Mandara hut (2700) on your way down, hopeful the path is familiar as you have passed here on your first day.

    Reaching Marangu gate, you will provide some details to the register and you will be given a summit certificate, if reached Gilman's Point you will have a green certificate & for Uhuru Peak, the actual Summit is a gold certificate. Tips for potters and guides are recommended & this can be done at Horombo gate in the morning when celebrating before descending to Marangu Hut.
    Meet you, driver, at the gate who will transfer you back to Moshi
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at your Hotel/Lodge/GuestHouse in Moshi
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    6/23/2020 - 10/27/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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