Marangu Route

Climbing Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

6 Days Marangu Route Trekking

The tightly packed trees with emerald sheaves line the foreground and in the backdrop the crown of Kilimanjaro’s stone ashen mountains with snow-topped peaks make their presence known. The journey transports you to the golden dunes of the desert and up the soft beds of the ice fields before reaching the summit. The scenic views of the landscapes are astounding.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Arusha and Kilimanjaro

Durations: 6 Days | Locations: 2

Kilimanjaro

The tightly packed trees with emerald sheaves line the foreground and in the backdrop the crown of Kilimanjaro’s stone ashen mountains with snow-topped peaks make their presence known. The journey transports you to the golden dunes of the desert and up the soft beds of the ice fields before reaching the summit. The scenic views of the landscapes are astounding. The 6 days Marangu Route is favored by many due to the obvious nature of the path and its gradual incline increase. Are you willing to sacrifice the comfort of sleeping in a bed? Don’t fret, the Marangu Route is the only route that offers accommodation. The sleeping huts resemble dormitories and each bunk bed is equipped with a sponge mattress and pillow. Bathrooms and running water are available at the lower huts. Kibo uses a basic latrine system and buckets of water are available. The 6-day Marangu Route is highly recommended by experts due to the extra acclimatisation day. All hikers eat their breakfast and evening meals in a dining hut and this creates an enjoyable, social atmosphere.

Highlights

Day 1 | Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) Elevation Gain: 943 meters (3,000 feet) Walking Time:3-4 hours Distance:7km

Day 2 | Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) Elevation Gain: 977 meters (3,200 feet) Walking Time:5-6 hours Distance:11km

Day 3 | Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600m/15,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters (2,900 feet) Walking Time:4-5hours Distance:8km

Day 4 | Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters (3,380 feet) Walking Time:6-8hours Distance:10km

Day 5 | Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters (3,760 feet) Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters (7,140 feet) Walking Time:11-13hours Distance:18km

Day 6 | Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Moshi Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters (6,295 feet) Walking Time:5-6hours Distance:19km

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