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6 Days Kilimanjaro Hike Via Marangu Route

6 Days Kilimanjaro Hike Via Marangu Route

*Price p.p. incl. • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.

6 Days Kilimanjaro Hike Via Marangu Route

The magnificent and towering Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous and popular mountains in the world, and I will guide you on a thrilling, fun and exciting 6-day trek to the summit via the Marangu Route, the oldest and most popular route to the summit owing to its quicker time, hut accommodation and exquisite, superb scenery.

Mount Kilimanjaro, nestled within the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania, is a mountain standing 5895m high and is famous for being the highest mountain in Africa. Ascending to the summit of the mountain is an immensely popular activity, with people also wanting to bear witness to the massive glaciers that dot the landscape.

Our adventure begins in nearby Moshi Town or Arusha town, and we then head to the starting point of our trek, the Marangu Gate.

The first 2 days of the trip are spent trekking through rainforest, mud, rain and fog to reach the Mandara Hut (2700m), before heading onwards to the Horombo Hut (3720m). There is the opportunity to hike through moorlands full of exotic local plants and animals, and day 3 is fully devoted to acclimatizing to the immensely high altitudes you will encounter in the upper reaches of the mountain.

The next day there is the choice of 2 routes to the Kibo Hut (4700m), the upper route and lower route, with the main discernible difference being the trekking time.

After a night in this hut we then tackle the summit of Kilimanjaro, the best and most exciting part of the trip, as we spend 8 physically and mentally challenging hours trekking to Uhuru Peak (5895m), where you will feel on top of the world looking out over the clouds and the African countryside, making sure you get as many photos as possible!

Our fun-filled adventure ends on day 6 as we head back down to the starting point, proud and happy at having accomplished such a beautiful achievement.

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Day by Day

After short drive from Moshi we will stop at Marangu gate for registration before
commencing. As we hike on the scenic trail through the rain forest we will see some
animals available in Kilimanjaro. We will spend the night at Mandara huts (solar powered,
wooden frame huts) which can accommodate 6-8 people each with proper bathrooms
behind the main hut.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Mandara Hut.

After a short walk through the rain forest from Mandara hut, past Maundi crater, we’ll
encounter the moorland where we’ll be able to see Kili’s spectacular flora (giant lobelia and
the giant groundsel. (If interested we can take a short detour up the rim of the Maundi
crater where we’ll have an impressive view of Kibo).
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo Hut.

We’ll spend an extra day and night at Horombo hut for acclimatization. Don’t worry you
won’t be bored because the place is mostly always filled with people (other climbers) both
ascending and descending. Furthermore, a strongly recommended acclimatization hike half
way towards Mawenzi Hut and back to Horombo hut is strongly recommended.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo Hut.

Picking between the two routes available to us un Upper route (right hand fork) and a
lower route (left hand fork), the upper route seeming familiar from our previous day
acclimatization hike, we will continue with our hike towards the “saddle”(the area between
Mawenzi and Kibo peaks). Between the upper and the lower routes, the lower route is the
easiest and takes the shortest time.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo hut

As it is with all final stops to the summit on all routes, hiking will start at around midnight.
The tough climb on a rocky trail will take you past Hans Meyer Cave (5150m) past Gillman’s
Point (5681m) located on the crater rim and up a mentally and physically challenging steep
stony scree, to a snowy section that will bring us all the way to Uhuru (5895m) peak. Africa
continent’s highest point
After feeling much joy and relief because of a successful summit and after taking photos
and ticking your bucket list, you will start on a six hour decent through Kibo hut to
Horombo hut where you’ll camp for the final day in the mountain.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo hut

The final day of the hike down will take 6hrs taking us all the way back to the park’s gate.
Check out will follow along with receiving our Kilimanjaro climbing certificates as well as
Please note, green certificates will be given to climbers who’ve reached Gillman’s point
(5685m) while gold certificate will be given to those who’ve reached Uhuru peak (5895m).
Meals: breakfast,  | Accommodation: Karibu heritage house.


  • Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Accommodation before and after trekking at Karibu Heritage House
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Sleeping Mattress, 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route


  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

World Heritage Sites by UNESCO

Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of their unmatched beauty.


The most recent Land Cruisers are in our fleet (all newest - manufactured in 2016-2022). Each vehicle has a refrigerator, power outlet, comfortable seats, and WiFi.


Lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant are among the Big Five safari species that are certain to be encountered several times.

Getting There

This tour starts in Arusha

There is a free transfer option to and from the airport.

We can help you select a flight

Before and after the tour, we can arrange for additional accommodation in Arusha

Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya


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Cancellation of a booking or failure to join a tour will result in a retention of funds by Kanje grand tours. As follows: Upon receipt of written cancellation by any member of the tour indicated on this reservation 30 days or longer prior to departure, 20% of the reservation of the cancelling party will be retained by Great Lake Expedition and the balance of the package price refunded. If a cancellation is received at least 14 days and up to 29 days prior to departure, 50% of the package price will be retained by Great Lake Expedition. If a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to departure, 100% of the total package price will be retained by Great Lake Expedition and all outstanding payment will become payable immediately. Should the cancelling party be able to find a replacement for themselves no less than 14 days prior to departure and the replacement completes this booking form individually, no retention of funds will take place. However, should no replacement be found by 14 days prior to departure, a 100% cancellation penalty will apply to the canceling party. Great Lake Expedition and its agents reserve the right to terminate, at their discretion and with immediate effect, the participation of any person on the tour