7 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Trekking

Day 1:

Arrival at JRO airport and transfer to your Hotel for Dinner and Overnight Nakara Hotel Marangu.

Day 2:

You will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park and begin your ascent from 1800m. Today it is a steadily paced walk through the thick forest of the lower slopes. After 3-4 hours you will reach your overnight destination - the Mandara Hut, 2700m.

Day 3:

From the Mandara Hut, the route climbs steeply through a giant alpine forest and across moorlands onto the slopes of the Mawenzi massif. After 5-7 hours you reach the Horombo Hut, 3720m. Altogether you will cover 14km today, which needs to be taken at a slow pace as this is a fairly hard day’s walk.

Day 4:

A continuing climb today, covering about 13 km and approx 7 hours, in the cool clear air. Tonight you use the Kibo hut, 4703m. Your porters will remain here when you complete the ascent tomorrow.

Day 5:

A start in the early hours of the morning is necessary in order to reach the summit by sunrise. The final assault is aimed at Gilman’s Point, on the crater rim, 5681m. This usually takes 5-6 hours. Time, and energy permitting, there is an option of climbing the higher Uhuru peak - Kibos highest point, 5895m. Whilst this is only 600m from Gilman’s point, it can take 11/2 hours. After taking in the view and a rest, you descend down to the Kibo hut. The fitter may be able to return further down the mountain to the Horombo Hut.

Day 6:

Today you complete your descent of Mount Kilimanjaro. You are met at the base of the mountain and will overnight in Moshi or Arusha Hotel.


Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut 3-4 hrs (The forest trail is slower) Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut 5-7 hrs Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut 5-6 hrs Kibo Hut to Gillman's Point 5-6 hrs Gillman's Point to UhuruPeak: 1-2 hrs

Day 7:

Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport, B.


Guides and porters Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel All airport transfer All transport and excursions as per itinerary All meals as included on itinerary Hut fee National Park Fees and climbing permits Rescue fees Drinking Water Two nights’ accommodation in town. Fly doctor service Hyperbaric chamber


Personal travel insurance International and domestic flight Visas Expenses of a personal nature Tips and Gratuities for guides and porters Sleeping bags, personal day bag and mountain clothing