Embark on a thrilling 6-day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro. Trek through lush rainforests to Mandara Hut on day one, then traverse enchanting moorlands to Horombo Hut on day two. Day three is dedicated to acclimatization and preparation through a day hike.

On day four, pass through the breathtaking alpine desert to reach Kibo Hut, gearing up for the summit attempt on day five. Begin the climb at midnight and reach Africa’s highest point, Uhuru Peak, just in time for a mesmerizing sunrise. Descend to Kibo Hut, then continue to Horombo Hut for the last night. On the final day, descend to the Marangu Gate, sign out, receive your well-earned certificate, and return to your Moshi hotel, cherishing this lifetime achievement.

As you descend from Uhuru Peak ready for the 6-Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro, a profound sense of accomplishment accompanies you. The panoramic vistas of Kilimanjaro’s glaciers and the vast African plains unfold with each step. Reaching Kibo Hut and later Horombo Hut allows reflection on the journey’s challenges and triumphs. The final descent to the Marangu Gate symbolizes the culmination of your remarkable ascent. Signing out and receiving your well-earned certificate marks the official end of this extraordinary expedition. Returning to your Moshi hotel, you carry the memories of Kilimanjaro’s majesty and the indomitable spirit that led you to its summit, cherishing this unparalleled achievement for a lifetime. Kilimanjaro awaits you, we wait for you.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airpot
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
  • Professional driver-guide
  • All park entry fees and government taxes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary (usually in lodges or tented camps)
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
  • International flights to/from Tanzania
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the driver-guide and lodge/camp staff
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except for water)
  • Optional activities not specified in the itinerary (such as hot air balloon safaris)
  • Any additional expenses not mentioned in the itinerary

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

After breakfast at your hotel in Moshi, you will be picked up and driven to the Kilimanjaro National Park’s Marangu Gate. Here, you will register and begin your trek through the rainforest to the first hut, Mandara Hut, at 2,700m. The trek is approximately 4-5 hours.

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

After breakfast at Mandara Hut, you will continue your trek to Horombo Hut, at 3,720m. This leg of the trek will take approximately 5-6 hours and will take you through moorland with views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

Horombo Hut

(Acclimatization Day) This day is set aside for acclimatization. You will take a day hike to Zebra Rock or Mawenzi Peak to aid in the acclimatization process. You will return to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

After breakfast, you will continue your trek to Kibo Hut, at 4,700m. This leg of the trek will take approximately 5-6 hours and will take you through the alpine desert. You will have an early dinner and go to bed early in preparation for your early morning summit attempt.

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

You will wake up at around midnight and begin your summit attempt. You will hike through the darkness and arrive at Stella Point, on the crater rim, in time for sunrise. From here, it’s another hour-long trek to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, at 5,895m. After spending some time at the summit, you will descend back to Kibo Hut for a short rest and then continue your descent to Horombo Hut, where you will spend your final night on the mountain.


Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Moshi

After breakfast at Horombo Hut, you will begin your final descent to the Marangu Gate. This leg of the trek will take approximately 5-6 hours. At the gate, you will sign out and receive your certificate for successfully completing the trek. You will then be driven back to your hotel in Moshi for a hot shower and some well-deserved rest.

6-Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro

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