Marangu Climbing Route on Kilimanjaro Mountain

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5 Days Marangu Trekking Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro

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5 Days Marangu Trekking Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day to Day Trekking Details

Day 1: Arrival Day – Transfer to Arusha

Arrive in Kilimanjaro, pickup and transfer to the hotel in  Arusha (BB) for overnight and preparations

Day 2: Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut (Marangu Route)

Breakfast, drive from the hotel to Marangu gate, after registration start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara hut (Climbing Conditions)

Day 3:  Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut (Marangu Route)

Breakfast; ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Horombo hut

Day 4:  Horombo – Kibo Hut (Marangu Route)

Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft); the landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Kibo hut  (Climbing Conditions)

Day 5: Kibo – Uhuru Peak – Horombo (Marangu Route)

Wake up at midnight for a snack and proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo hut,  (Climbing Conditions)

Day 6:  Horombo – Marangu – Gate - Arusha (Marangu Route)

Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate, the waiting driver  will take you to SG Resort Arusha for dinner and overnight.

The Marangu, is the main climbing route by far the most popular way up to Kilimanjaro Mountain. the 5 days schedule, trails and accommodation are all designed to allow trekkers time to acclimatize.

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