And just about every tour operator will tell you:
The Marangu route is the easiest, cheapest and by far the most popular. Unfortunately, only one of these statements is true: climbing Kilimanjaro on the Marangu route is the cheapest option. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles.
At Horombo we will take an extra day for acclimatization. During this day you will be able to take various walks so it is not at all a waste of a day. Rather, it is a great day and also one that will give you a much higher chance of reaching Kilimanjaro's top, as you will be properly acclimatized.
For a detailed itinerary, we kindly ask you to see the itinerary tab.
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.30am and drive to Marangu gate, after the gate fees payment you will start climbing to Mandara hut with picnic lunch. 5-6 hours walk. Dinner and overnight at Mandara hut.
After breakfast take your picnic lunch boxes, proceed climbing, 6-7 hours to Horombo hut 3700mts for dinner and overnight.
Full day at Horombo hut 3700mts (this day you can visit Mawenzi peak, or you can visit the caves) breakfast, lunch and dinner at Horombo hut
After breakfast continue climbing with your picnic lunch packets towards to Kibo hut 6-7 hours walk. Altitude 4700mts. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut
At 1.00am have a cup of coffee then climb 2 hours to Gilman’s Point, then proceed from Gilman’s (1 and half hour) to the summit (UHURU PEAK) the roof of Africa. After sunrise descend to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast descends to Marangu gate. Here you will meet our vehicle and you will transfer to your hotel in Arusha.
- All park entry fees,
- Huts fees
- Rescue fees, if necessary.
- Three meals a day
- Transfer from Hotel to Marangu
- Transfer back from marangu to your hotel