5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route
5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route

5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route

7 days

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Summit Mount Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route

Have you been dreaming of summiting Kilimanjaro? The Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route tour is the perfect opportunity! The Marangu route earns its nickname the “Coca-Cola” route from its comfortable mountain huts that serve the beverage. The wide, gently sloping trail and short route to the top make it a popular choice for trekking Kilimanjaro. The trail does have challenging sections, but you’ll be well-supported by your guide, porters, and cook while you chase the summit!

The Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route tour is perfect if you want to enjoy the stunning views of the trek on a quicker timeline. You’ll be hiking through many different landscapes including lush rainforest, open moorland and vast alpine deserts over the course of five days. Your guided trek will include the opportunity to see some amazing scenery, including Maundi Crater, Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, and Gilman’s Point. The ultimate highlight will be reaching the summit of Uhuru Peak and adding the tallest peak in Africa to your resume, of course! Book the Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route tour and start your adventure now.

Highlights of the 5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route

Discover Mount Kilimanjaro’s varied climate zones, which range from rainforest to ice caps.
Enjoy the community atmosphere of Marangu’s mountain huts.
Catch sight of local monkeys who live on the lower mountain.
Work hard to achieve a place on the summit of Africa’s highest mountain.

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5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route

5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route Itinerary

Day 1 Optional pre-trek night and briefing

Today, after the arrival to Moshi and transfer to your hotel, you will meet with the representative for your pre-trek meeting, where you’ll have a chance to arrange for any required equipment to be rented locally.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Rainforest trek and Maundi Crater

Your tour begins with an hour’s drive from your hotel in Moshi to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. After completing the necessary registrations your trek begins! The trail through the rainforest is lush and can be wet. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may see some of the local monkeys! If you have the energy, a quick side trip to Maundi Crater is well worth the effort. Otherwise, you can relax at your first camp, Mandara Hut.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Mount Kilimanjaro (2,700m / 8,858ft)
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 8 km, 840m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Moorland trek to Horombo Hut

Shortly after you begin your trek today, you will begin seeing fewer trees and more of the moorland heather. On a clear day, you should have a great view of Mount Kibo and Mawenzi. Today is a long day on the trail, and you’ll be gaining quite a lot of elevation before finally arriving at Horombo Hut.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,720m / 12,204ft)
Distance: 5 to 6 hours, 12 km, 1000m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Alpine desert trail to Kibo Hut

Today you’ll trek past the final spot to collect water, which your porters will do on your behalf. You’ll notice less vegetation as you climb onto the saddle of Mount Kilimanjaro, where the rocky expanse of the alpine desert looks like you’re walking on the moon. It’s best to get lots of rest when you arrive at Kibo Hut as it’s a very early wake-up call in the morning!
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Mount Kilimanjaro (4,703m / 15,429ft)
Distance: 5 to 6 hours, 9 km, 1192m of ascent, 2175m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Summit Uhuru Peak

Your trek this morning will begin again sometime around midnight. You’ll need your warm clothes and headlamp before you attack the first stretch of heavy scree and switchbacks. Once you’ve reached Gilman’s Point, the sun will be up and hopefully will give you a necessary burst of energy for the final push along the crater’s rim and up to the summit. At the snowy peak, you will be treated to incredible views from the highest point in Africa. You’ll have a chance to rest and have lunch once you’ve made it down to Kibo Hut, but then you will be hiking all the way back down to safer altitudes at Horombo Camp for the night.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,720m / 12,204ft)
Distance: 6 to 8 hours, 21 km, 1000m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Trek down and return to Moshi

Today you’ll be able to spend the day trading memories of the summit with your fellow trekkers as you descend back into the warmer climate. You’ll pass by the Mandara Camp on your way down, and will start to see wildlife again as you return through the forest. Once you’ve reached the Kilimanjaro Park Gate, your vehicle will be waiting to drive you back to Moshi.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 20 km, 2000m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Departure

Today is the day when you say ‘Goodbye’ to the Moshi and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route Price and Dates

This guided trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro can be run as a custom tour for your group, in which case the price depends on the size of your group. If you choose to join an existing group, the price is fixed.

The best time to travel to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro is during the driest months of the year, which tend to be December-mid March and June-October.

Private Guided 5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 1: $1,646 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,449 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,400 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,378 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $1,393 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6-8: $1,376 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 9+: $1,369 USD per person

Join a Group Tour on the Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route Tour

Make new friends and join a group climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! You can also inquire with your preferred dates to create the group and let others join in. Prices below are per person:

Feb 25, 2021
Mar 03, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,417
7 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on the 5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route Tour

The accommodations for this tour are based on mountain huts which are shared, dormitory-style rooms. Sponge mattresses and pillows are provided, and there are bathrooms with running water at some of the lower huts. The higher huts will have basic covered latrines. You’ll also spend two nights (before the tour and one night after the tour) in Moshi.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Single rooms are not available on this tour as mountain huts only have shared dormitories, but you can pay a supplement to have a single room while in the hotel (please enquire about the pricing).

Hotels on Standard Tour

K's Lodge in Moshi

This beautiful lodge near Moshi is a perfect spot to relax before and after your adventure to Kilimanjaro. Cozy rooms, nice area and all the amenities needed to guarantee comfortable stay!

Night 2

Mandara Hut

Mandara Hut offers communal wooden huts in a forest clearing. There are 60 beds in total that are equipped with a sponge mattress and a pillow. Bathrooms at this hut have running water.

Night 3

Horombu Hut

This scenic mountain hut is an energetic hub as it houses trekkers going both directions. There are 120 beds in communal rooms, and this camp also has bathrooms with running water.

Night 4

Kibo Hut

There are 60 beds with mattresses in communal huts at this camp. The bathroom facilities are basic vault toilets.

Night 5

Horombu Hut

This scenic mountain hut is an energetic hub as it houses trekkers going both directions. There are 120 beds in communal rooms, and this camp also has bathrooms with running water.

K's Lodge in Moshi

This beautiful lodge near Moshi is a perfect spot to relax before and after your adventure to Kilimanjaro. Cozy rooms, nice area and all the amenities needed to guarantee comfortable stay!

What’s Included in the 5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners are included. Purified drinking water is also included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes all the airport transfers and the transfers between Moshi and the trailhead before and after the tour.

Also Included

  • Experienced mountain guides
  • Porter and cook
  • Park fees
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder
  • Conservation, camping and rescue fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the government)

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bag, trekking poles, etc. (rental options are available)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Moshi or Arusha
  • Private toilet rental added to your gear: $100 USD
  • Additional equipment rentals (available locally)

Frequently Asked Questions about 5-day Mount Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. The Marangu route does not require any technical climbing skill but does have some steep stretches with difficult footing. The altitude of this trek will pose a challenge as the air is quite thin and the trek length is shorter.

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