6 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

6 Days Marangu Route

Experience the Trip of your Life

This beautiful route is the oldest and most established route to hike up Kilimanjaro. The advantages of this route are the accommodation in huts instead of tents and its lower price. The gradual slope makes this a relatively easy hike and is, like the Machame Route, recommended for less trained hikers. However, we always recommend to train and prepare yourself extensively before going on the journey to conquer Africa’s highest mountain.

On this tour our trained English speaking guides will always remind you of the Swahili proverb: “polepole ndio mwendo” (Slow is how we go). The gradual slope seems very inviting for hiking up the mountain very fast, which quickly can lead to the infamous altitude sickness. In order to increase the success rate for our guests, we therefore offer this hiking package with one day for acclimatization, at which you will explore the fascinating alpine desert, and return to the Horombo hut for sleeping. This will allow your body to get used to the altitude and be fit for the following adventurous, but physically demanding next two days.

Our package includes


  • Transport to/from park gate
  • Park, rescue and camping fees
  • Regular health checks and blood-oxygen checks
  • Emergency First Aid Kit & Oxygen
  • Professional English speaking guide(s); porters & cook
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Water, and tea and coffee with meals
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful hike

Not Included

  • Tips for the guide, chef and porters
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to/from the airport
  • Hotel before/after your hike
  • Personal items
  • Hiking clothes, boots, and sticks
  • Soda and alcoholic beverages

We happily arrange your airport-pickup, accommodation, hiking-gear, and further personal equipment for and with you.

Trip Itinerary

Day one: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara hut (2715m)
Hiking time: 4 hours
Distance: Approximately 8 km
Environment: Montane forest
Day two: Mandara hut (2715m) – Horombo hut (3705m)
Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours
Distance: Approximately 12 km
Environment: Moorland
Day three: Acclimatization day – Horombo hut (3705m)
Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours
Distance: Approximately 7 km ascent/ 7 km descent
Environment: Alpine desert
Day four: Horombo hut (3705m) – Kibo hut (4730m)
Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours
Distance: Approximately 9,5 km
Environment: Alpine desert
Day five: Kibo hut (4730m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3705m)
Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 6 to 8 hours to descend to Horombo
Distance: Approximately 5,5 km ascent and 15 km descent
Environment: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Day six: Horombo hut (3705m) – Marangu Gate (1860m)
Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours
Distance: Approximately 20 km
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