Bookmundi
Book Now

Mount Kilimanjaro-Marangu Route 6 Days Climb

From US$ 1,750 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
highlights
  • Reaching the highest point in Africa (5, 895 metres)
  • Beautiful views from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
This is a 6 day Kilimanjaro trekking tour will take you through the Marangu Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5, 895 metres.

Marangu route is known as the “Coca-Cola” route. As the only route that has the luxury of sleeping huts along the way, the Marangu route is popular among those who want a bit more comfort while undertaking this classic trek.

It has a gentle slope for the first several days, before the tough summit attempt from Kibo Hut. Regarded as the least difficult of routes, Marangu is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro.

The climb begins and ends at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu. Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick you to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.

Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day1: Arrive in Marangu

We will transfer you from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha at outpost lodge, where you can rest for the day.
We stay at Outpost Lodge, which is beautifully located on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather at the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Outpost Lodge.

Day2: Mandara Hut (2,700 m); 3-5 hours walk

After completing the entrance formalities at the National Park gate (1,830 m.), we climb up through the attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the Mandara Hut (2,700 m.).
The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to simply rest and enjoy the beautiful forest around you.
Camp at Mandara Hut.

Day3: Horombo Hut (3,720 m); 4-6 hours walk

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720 m.).
Sunrises and sunsets here are often very spectacular, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds.

Day4: Rest at Horombo Hut to further improve our acclimatization

The day is spent making an excursion towards the base of the seldom visited Mawenzi peak, which provides excellent views of Kibo and our route up to the crater rim at Gillman’s Point.
Mawenzi is an older volcano than Kibo and so has eroded further into a very jagged ridge with dramatic pinnacles. The landscape feels more alpine and there is a greater sense of peacefulness than in other locations on this route.
We spend a second night at Horombo Hut to further improve our acclimatisation.

Day5: Kibo Hut (4,700 m.); 4-6 hours walk

We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness.
We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free. The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night.

Day6: Kibo to Horombo Hut; 11-15 hours walk.

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree, but there are some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours.

We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the peak of Kilimanjaro (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area.

The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night.

Day7: Horombo hut to Marangu Gate; 5-6 hours walk

We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates. The lushness of the forest is a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realise how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is.

Dinner and overnight at Outpost Lodge.

Day 8: Departure day

After saying bye to our team in operation then you will be transferred from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight.
what’s included
  • All accommodation during the climb
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals on the climbing trip
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, porters, cook salaries
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Walking Poles
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • Accommodation before and after the climb (only breakfast and dinner included)
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
other information
Tanzania On Foot / Product Category: Trekking
image description
{{(chatView=='product' || chatView=='viewoffers')?activeuser:getFirstName(activeuser)}}
{{productTitle}}
View Offer

Hello! from, {{activeuser}}

Replies will be sent directly to your email address, if offline.

  • Confused?
  • Queries?
  • Or just feeling alone?

Communicate with {{getFirstName(activeuser)}}

  • Replies will be sent to your own email address, from where you can continue the conversation.
  • 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
  • 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.

Communicate with Communicate with {{activeuser}}

  • 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
  • 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.
No conversations yet :(
Bookmundi
Hi ,
Thanks for your trip input. We will shortly connect you with a travel expert, usually within 24 hours. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get a trip of a lifetime.
Hi ,
We have a new trip planning request from the customer {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}.
You are receiving this request because you have been hand-picked as one of Bookmundi's Travel Experts. We only hand-pick a few Travel Experts per destination. Being a Travel Expert comes with these important .
Having been selected as one of Bookmundi’s travel experts, please keep in mind the following important tasks and responsibilities:
  • 1 Please always answer the customer as soon as you get a new trip planning request.
  • 2 We appreciate that you take extra care in guiding and helping this customer.
  • 3 The customer's trip requirements are given above. With the trip requirements in mind, please help {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} with customising a perfect trip itinerary.
  • 4 Being a Bookmundi travel expert the customer will expect that you are knowledgeable about the trip and that you will respond swiftly. Thus, if you feel that the customer’s trip requirements are out of your scope, please do let us know and we will assign another travel expert to help the customer, if needed.
{{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} has the below trip requirements. Please help and guide him in the best possible way. When you and {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} have created the perfect trip plan, please submit a travel offer to {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}. Please see this video on how to submit a travel offer.
We've noted down your trip requirements below. You can easily them.
  • {{myRequest.title}}
  • Group Type: {{myRequest.no_of_adults > 0 && myRequest.no_of_children > 0?',':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?'(':''}} {{myRequest.group_type}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Single'?' (1 Person)':''}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Couple'?' (2 People)':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?')':''}}
  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Travel Budget: {{myRequest.budget | budgetfullName}}
  • Trip Details:
Bookmundi
Here's a quick overview of how our travel expert service works:
  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
Bookmundi
You will receive an email when the travel expert joins the conversation. If any further input or questions, please feel free to contact us at customerservice@bookmundi.com.
Bookmundi
{{myRequest.reject_reason?myRequest.reject_reason:'Sorry, Your trip request has been rejected.'}}
img description img description
{{getFirstName(activeuser)}} has joined the conversation {{msg.message}}
img description img description
{{getFirstName(activeuser)}}
seen

{{(duplex.offer_mode==1 && messages.length==1 && iamagency==1)?'Messaging this user is blocked momentarily':settings.bolcked_message}}
{{qResponse.message}}
{{errorMessage}}
The message you are writing will be delivered as an email because {{getFirstName(activeuser)}} is currently offline.
  • {{files.file_name}}
Bookmundi
{{myRequest.title}}
Bookmundi
Hi ,
Thanks for your trip input. We will shortly connect you with a travel expert, usually within 24 hours. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get a trip of a lifetime.
Hi ,
We have a new trip planning request from the customer {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}.
You are receiving this request because you have been hand-picked as one of Bookmundi's Travel Experts. We only hand-pick a few Travel Experts per destination. Being a Travel Expert comes with these important .
Having been selected as one of Bookmundi’s travel experts, please keep in mind the following important tasks and responsibilities:
  • 1 Please always answer the customer as soon as you get a new trip planning request.
  • 2 We appreciate that you take extra care in guiding and helping this customer.
  • 3 The customer's trip requirements are given above. With the trip requirements in mind, please help {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} with customising a perfect trip itinerary.
  • 4 Being a Bookmundi travel expert the customer will expect that you are knowledgeable about the trip and that you will respond swiftly. Thus, if you feel that the customer’s trip requirements are out of your scope, please do let us know and we will assign another travel expert to help the customer, if needed.
{{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} has the below trip requirements. Please help and guide him in the best possible way. When you and {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}} have created the perfect trip plan, please submit a travel offer to {{getFirstName(duplex.udf.name)}}. Please see this video on how to submit a travel offer.
We've noted down your trip requirements below. You can easily them.
  • {{myRequest.title}}
  • Group Type: {{myRequest.no_of_adults > 0 && myRequest.no_of_children > 0?',':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?'(':''}} {{myRequest.group_type}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Single'?' (1 Person)':''}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Couple'?' (2 People)':''}} {{(myRequest.group_type!='Single' && myRequest.group_type!='Couple')?')':''}}
  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Travel Budget: {{myRequest.budget | budgetfullName}}
  • Trip Details:
Bookmundi
Here's a quick overview of how our travel expert service works:
  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
Bookmundi
You will receive an email when the travel expert joins the conversation. If any further input or questions, please feel free to contact us at customerservice@bookmundi.com.
Bookmundi
{{myRequest.reject_reason?myRequest.reject_reason:'Sorry, Your trip request has been rejected.'}}
No conversations yet :(
person
{{agReviews.agency.name}}
{{agReviews.ratings.rating}} - {{agReviews.ratings.rating>4.5?'Excellent':agReviews.ratings.rating>3.5?'Very Good':agReviews.ratings.rating>2.5?'Average':agReviews.ratings.rating>1.5?'Poor':'Very poor'}}
{{review.product_review_title}}
For {{review.productt.trip_title}}
{{review.name}} From {{review.country}} At {{review.edit_date?review.edit_date:review.add_date | date:'mediumDate'}}
“ {{review.total_score>4.5?'Excellent':review.total_score>3.5?'Very Good':review.total_score>2.5?'Average':review.total_score>1.5?'Poor':'Very poor'}} ” “ {{review.product_score>4.5?'Excellent':review.product_score>3.5?'Very Good':review.product_score>2.5?'Average':review.product_score>1.5?'Poor':'Very poor'}}”
Back to top