Mt. Kilimanjaro - Marangu route, 7 days

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5 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 12-69 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Tour Code BM-673
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Kibo and Mawenzi Viewpoints
  • Uhuru Peak
  • Stella Point
❗️We recommend this program only to professional hikers, as the 5-day option does not provide sufficient acclimatization for beginners. The success rate of the 5-day Marangu route is 45%. A 6-day option is recommended instead.

Marangu route is one of the most popular on Mount Kilimanjaro, and the only one where the climbers can rest in the huts with bunk beds (not in tents). This helps to somewhat reduce the cost of the climb, as no tents and, therefore, fewer porters are needed. Besides, some might feel more comfortable sleeping in a hut rather than in a tent when it rains.

This well-trodden trail starts at 1,860 m in the tropical rainforest and features beautiful views of the south-eastern slope of Kilimanjaro.

Marangu route advantages:

- Affordability of the climb. Marangu route is the only one providing a unique fusion of wallet-friendly trekking and successful summiting chances.

- The route covers all climate zones of Tanzania from tropical forests to ice slopes of the Kibo glaciers.
  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: From Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
  • Day 3: From Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Day 4: From Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
  • Day 5: From Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and down to Horombo Hut
  • Day 6: From Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
  • Day 7: Departure
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Aishi Machame Hotel
  • Accommodation at Aishi Machame Hotel prior to the climb (sharing a twin/double room, including breakfast
  • Transfer to the trailhead
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Camping/hut fees
  • 3 square meals daily during the climb. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian, non-lactose, gluten-free options available
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • Accommodation in special huts during the trek (huts can be shared with other hikers depending on availability of free huts)
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (4 inches thick)
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation after the climb at Aishi Machame Hotel (sharing a twin/double* room, including breakfast)
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Extra Porter Services
  • Extended meals
  • VIP Lounge at JRO (arrival)
  • VIP Lounge JRO (departure)
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the climb)
  • Personal gear
  • Support team tips (200-250 USD per climber)
  • Mountaineering insurance. You'll need special insurance for climbing Kilimanjaro which covers high-altitude trekking up to 6000 m
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Dennis Lawrence
  • From USA
  • On Jul 14 2021
5 - Excellent
Kilimanjaro honeymoon
My husband and I decided to climb Kilimanjaro as part of our honeymoon trip to Tanzania. Our tour operator was absolutely brilliant from the word go! Our team, and especially our guides, Rashid and Osmani, went above and beyond... Read more
  • Isaac Terry
  • From USA
  • On May 21 2021
5 - Excellent
it was just wonderful
Travel with this tour operator was wonderful. All was good from the beginning until the end. During the preparation of my Kilimanjaro trip I got in contact with several agencies and finally I have chosen this company and Im just... Read more
  • Carl Cox
  • From USA
  • On May 18 2021
5 - Excellent
5 Star Mountain Experience!!
Transfers, attentiveness, professionalism, name it, this company checks off every box. I ( and the other 15 members of our group) were constantly raving of our guides, chefs and porters. They honestly made our... Read more
  • Mirz
  • From Estonia
  • On May 08 2021
5 - Excellent
Marangu Route - climbing Kilimanjaro
For our honeymoon, my wife and I decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and chose this tour operator.We couldn't have chosen any better.The team was extremely profesional: 1 guide per person and 6 porters (including a cook). We were... Read more
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


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.

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Other Practical InformationWe recommend this program only to professional hikers, as the 5-day option does not provide sufficient acclimatization for beginners. The success rate of the 5-day Marangu route is 45%. A 6-day option is recommended instead. Not recommended for children.
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