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6 day Marangu Route

Tanzania Adventure » Safaris in Tanzania » 6 day Marangu Route – Mount Kilimanjaro treking. Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu route. The Kilimanjaro Marangu route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. It is the most is a second popular route to approach up Mountain Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory and simple dining rooms. This sound good for the first time climbers! 6 day Marangu Route 

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Please Note: That we simply organize private treks, there will be only yourself and your travel partner(s) on the tour persuade your friends to join your tour and we will give you a good discount when you are in a group! This itinerary starts and ends in Arusha or Moshi. An additional day stay in Arusha can be booked for you.

Day 1: Arrival: 6 day Marangu Route 

You will be met at the International Airport of by your Driver/Guide and our representative. We will take you to the Keys hotel Moshi (or any other appropriate hotel depending on your arrival time and budget plan). Our Kilimanjaro guide will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your climb.

Day 2: Transfer from Moshi to Marangu gate then walk to Mandara Hut

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Pick up at your hotel in Arusha or Moshi and drive to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft).

Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara Hut. All meals included.

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

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 overnight at Horombo Hut. All meals included.

Day 4: Acclimatization at Horombo Hut

Breakfast. One day for resting and acclimatization at Horombo Hut. Soft Trecking around Horombo. Option to walk to Zebra Rock or to East Lava Hill.

Dinner & overnight at Horombo Hut. All meals included.

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

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 & overnight at Kibo Hut. All meals included.

Day 6: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, 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. All meals included.

Day 7: Kibo Hut to Marangu Gate

Breakfast, Descend from Horombo Hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to Arusha or Moshi for next extension

Price for 6 Days Marangu route is:

2~3 people
4~5 people
6~10 people
11 & more people
US$ 1 400 US$ 1 320 US$ 1 260 US$ 1 180

Included in this tour: 6 day Marangu Route 

  • 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
  • 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

Excludes: 6 day Marangu Route 

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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Success rate on Marangu route.
Success is what we want during our climb. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit and Pulse (Oximeters).

Travel insurance
all customers travelling with Abakombe Tours are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be legitimate from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.