7 Days Marangu Route

Upon your arrival you will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with our representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha town; you will meet our guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do the equipment final check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear.

Dinner and overnight.


Day 1

Marangu Gate (1860m) To Mandara Huts (2700m)

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Once signed in at the park and final preparations are complete, we start ascending on a cleared ridge trail through the rainforest. Our first night is at Mandara Hut camp set in a forest clearing. This camp consists of a group of wooden A-framed huts and flush toilets behind the main hut.


  • Distance: 7km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 2

Mandara Huts (2700m) To Horombo Huts (3700m)

In the morning we leave camp and trek through a short stretch of the forest through to moorland, circumventing the base of the Maundi Crater. In the afternoon we will reach the Horombo Hut where will we stay overnight.


  • Distance: 12km
  • Hiking Time: 6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 3

Acclimatization At Horombo Hut (3700m)

A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize gradually to the altitude. There are a few walks you can make in the vicinity of the hut – the most popular of which is to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the dramatic eastern summit of Kili. This walk takes four to five hours (round trip), and will get you to an altitude of 4048m before you return to the hut – this will stand you in good stead later on. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 4

Horombo Hut (3700m) To Kibo Hut (4700m)

Today we continue our ascent into the Alpine desert zone to Kibo Hut. This afternoon we will have an early dinner, prepare your personal gear for the summit and then get some sleep. Our summit trek starts around midnight.


  • Distance: 10km
  • Hiking Time: 5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 5

Kibo Hut (4700m) To Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m) To Horombo Hut (3700m)

Stone screed and ice-capped summit and Moorland

You will be woken around 23:30pm, and after a hot breakfast, we will start our final summit. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to Hans Meyer point (5250m). The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5681m) on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of scree. From Gillman’s Point, we could encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. After taking photos at the summit we start the 3 hours descent back to Kibo Hut. After a short rest, we pack up all your personal gear and trek down to Horombo Hut (3 hours). Tonight is our last night on the mountain.


  • Distance: 21km
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
  • Habitat
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6

Horombo Hut (3700m) To Marangu Gate (1860m)

This morning we make our final descent down to Marangu Gate where we started. You will be taken for lunch and here you will receive your summit certificate to commemorate your great achievement. We will then drive you back to your hotel where we will say our farewell.


  • Distance: 18km
  • Hiking Time: 6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Depart Tanzania

Today is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight back home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town before heading to the airport. In add-ons,  you can combine your trek with wildlife safaris or a beach vacation in Zanzibar at additional costs.

Meals: Breakfast Included.


Price includes:

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Arusha.
  • Nights of accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season Mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain, hot drinks and snacks
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (TLTO And TATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Portable flush toilet for Group of four if you are less than four you will pay extra 95$

Price Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at the hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
  • Tips for guides, porters, and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain