Tanzania: Arusha, Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Kibo Hut ,
6 Days
Starting from $3,957
2024 / 2025

6 Day Marangu Route

It is referred to as the tourist route because of services available on the way to the summit. Unlike other routes, it is relatively easy, has low success rate because many unfit people attempt Kili trek via this route and fail, it is a popular route and accommodation is in huts. It is preferred by many trekkers. It is also beautiful.


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Day 0 Kilimanjaro International Airport Welcome | Moshi

Embark on your adventure as you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to Chanya Lodge for an overnight stay with breakfast included.

Day 1 Moshi | Marangu Park Gate | Mandara Hut

Altitude: 1,830 m - 2,700 m Hiking distance: 11 km Hiking time: 4-5 hours Your journey begins with a 45-minute drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate, located on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Here, you'll complete necessary paperwork, including registrations. Start your hike through the rainforest, heading towards Mandara Hut. Enjoy a lunch break halfway through the hike. Consider a side trip to Maundi Crater for stunning views of the surroundings, including Kenya and Northern Tanzania. -FB

Days 2 Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

Altitude: 2,700 m – 3,720 m Hiking distance: 10 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours After breakfast, pack up for your journey to Horombo Huts. Traverse lower heathland with shrubs as the main vegetation. Enjoy a lunch stop with amazing views of Mawenzi. Horombo Huts offer vistas of Kibo's summit. Unpack, settle in, and prepare for dinner. Restrooms with running water are available.

Days 3 Horombo Hut

Acclimatization Day Take an extra day at Horombo for acclimatization and training. Explore the area with a walk up to the Mawenzi turn hut. This day will help you acclimatize and familiarize yourself with summit weather conditions. Spend another night at Horombo Hut.

Days 4 Kibo Hut

Altitude: 3,720 m – 4,700 m Hiking distance: 10 km Hiking time: 6–7 hours Rise early for breakfast and prepare for your hike to Kibo Hut. The first half of the hike passes through upper heathland, while the second half crosses a lunar-like saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. This alpine desert offers unique landscapes. Watch for signs of altitude sickness. No running water at Kibo Huts.

Days 5 Horombo Hut

Altitude: 4,700 m – 5,895 m – 3,720 m Hiking distance: 16 km Hiking time: 15+ hours Wake around midnight for a light breakfast and the summit ascent. Begin the hike in the early morning before dawn to reach Uhuru Peak around sunrise. Stop at Gilman’s Point on the Crater Rim to witness crater views. Afterward, continue to Uhuru Peak, the summit. Descend to Kibo Hut, then cross the saddle to Horombo Hut for the night. Enjoy dinner and well-deserved sleep.

Days 6 & 9 Marangu Park Gate

Altitude: 3,720 m – 2,700 m Hiking distance: 18 km Hiking time: 6-7 hours After breakfast, descend to Mandara Hut for lunch and continue to the park gate. Your transportation will be waiting to take you back to Moshi. Spend the night at Chanya Lodge. Tips are recommended and highly appreciated and can be given to the Guide at Chanya Lodge. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. -FB

Included & Excluded
  • Two nights’ accommodation, first and last breakfast inclusive
  • Transportation to and from the Airport/pick up point as well as starting and the finishing point on the mountain
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park feed
  • Hut/tent fees & Rescue fees
  • Flying Doctor Coverage
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • Cutlery/ crockery/eating utensils
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain..
  • Single room supplements at Chanya lodge except on the 1- person climb (private climb)
  • Guides, porters, cook and waiters Tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Gear for your climb\items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • TIPS to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Emergency oxygen


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