5 or 6-day Marangu Route
5 Days $1,200 USD
6 Days $1,370 USD
Upon your arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport our driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel for the night.
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,980m) - Mandara Hut (2,700m)
After breakfast, we head out to Marangu Gate and climb through fascinating rain forests till we reach the Mandara Hut when we will enjoy dinner and overnight stay. (9,000 ft)
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) - Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
We start the day trekking the ascending path through the alpine meadow. The altitude begins to change, and we slow down our pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. The days ends with our arrival at the Horombo Hut, 12km from Mandara. (12,520 ft).
Day 3: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
When we resume the climb on Day 3, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky and we will see lobelias beginning to appear. We end our day at the Kibo Hut where we enjoy dinner. (15,520ft)
Note: For the 6-day trek, we add in an extra acclimatization day at Horombo Hut.
Day 4 or 5: SUMMIT DAY! Kibo Hut (4,700 m) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) - Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hours of the morning while the scree (broken rock fragments) is still frozen. We climb the very steep part of the route to Gilmans Point, the most difficult and tiring section. Within an hour, we reach Uhuru Peak (19,344ft) and start our walk along the craters rim. Following this we descend to Horombo Hut for the night.
Day 5 or 6: Horombo Hut – Park Gate
Following breakfast, we descend from Horombo Hut to the park gate where you are transferred back to your hotel.
Transportation in comfortable and reliable 4-wheel drive vehicles with pop-up roofs for maximum viewing and photography opportunities
Three meals per day unless specified otherwise
Mineral water daily (1.5 liter per person)
Professional trained and experienced English-speaking guides
Medical insurance (available on request - $70 USD per person)
Tips and gratuities