Kilimanjaro Climb through Marangu Route

Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered "touristy", and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1400 - $1700
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
January - May
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
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The trek begins in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended. The sleeping huts along the route are structures with a dining hall and bunk beds, equipped with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the same path, contributing to Marangu's overcrowded feeling. It is a cheaper climb as well, due to the close proximity of the gate to Moshi, the gateway town, and because it is a shorter route.
Marangu is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths. It's also attractive for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu's huts offer shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent choice when climbing during the rainy season. Marangu is for those who want to spend less on their climb, and do not mind crowds.

Day 1: Arrival day into Arusha
Arrive Arusha where our friendly Warrior Trails representative will greet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you for overnight accommodations at McElly’s Hotel B&B


Day 2: Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut(2750m)
After breakfast and a short briefing from your guide, depart for Marangu gate. After registering with park authorities, the climb officially starts with a 4 hour walk to the Mandara escarpment. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.


Day 3: Mandara Hut (2750m) - Horombo Hut (3720m)
Continue your ascent for approximately 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.


Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut (4703m)
The trek continues past the final watering point and ascends into the saddle of Kilimanjaro. This 7 hour walk is taken at a slow pace. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut. 


Day 5: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut
Shortly after midnight, commence your climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This is a 6 hour hike with a summit at sunrise. Descend afterward to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.


Day 6: Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate - Arusha
The day is spent descending to the Marangu Hut where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Arusha or transfer to the airport.

Kilimanjaro package Includes:

-Airport transfer as mentioned in the itinerary

-Accommodation at Arusha on Bed and Breakfast basis
- Transport to and from mountain gates.
- All parks entry fees.
- All camping fees.
- Rescue fees.
- Guide and porters fees.
- Guide and porters salaries.
- All accommodations on the mountain based on three meals a day.
- Cook and all kitchen utensils.

Kilimanjaro Package Excludes:
- International and domestic flights
- Tips, drinks and all items of personal nature
- Hard and soft drinks and tips
- Sleeping bags but we can provide for hire on request.
- All Mountain Gears (we can arrange hire of this)

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