Marangu Route Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Tours typical itinerary for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route can be seen below.

Prices for this climb can be found on our Tour Prices page.


Day 1 – Arrive at Mountain Inn in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 – Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/ 2750m taking 3 to 4 hours. Overnight Mandara hut.


Day 3 – Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Horombo hut.

Day 4 – After breakfast take a hike to Mawenzi via Zebra rocks for acclimatization round trip taking 5 hours. Overnight Horombo Hut (Acclimatization day).


Day 5 – Continue ascending past ‘the last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo Hut.

Day 6 – An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman’s Point at 18640ft / 5681m on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft / 5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut.

Day 7 – Descend the mountain to the Park Gate taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 – Breakfast at Mountain Inn. End of tour.

Optional Safari Tours with Kilimanjaro Tours

These are available, or a trip to Zanzibar can be added on by contacting Kilimanjaro Tours.

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