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The Best 5 days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route in Tanzania

5 days marangu route kilimanjaro climbing


This 5 days marangu route Kilimanjaro climb is one of the most popular routes for trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching its summit at 5,895 meters.

5 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Marangu route price

The best and most affordable prices for the 5 days Marangu route on Kilimanjaro climbing is affordable per

climber enabling you to successful summit at 5,895 Kilimanjaro peak.

This price varies depending on the accommodations before & after the climb, number of people in a group trek, and climbing services.

5 days Marangu route success rate

successful summit rate for 5 days Marangu route package is from 60% to 70%

reaching at the roof-top of Africa at 5,895 meters

descending back to the Marangu gate covering a total distance of 64 km.

5 days kilimanjao climbing via Marangu route difficulty level

The 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route is considered to be a moderate climb, suitable for

beginners with a good level of fitness.

This 5 days Marangu route begins in Moshi or Arusha and is suitable to all type of travelers including solo

travelers, couples, honeymooners, families with children, and with friends.

Package Inclusion & Exlusions

Inclusion

  • Guide, Porters
  • Park Fees, Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Camping throughout you climb!
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Cook

Exclusion

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas

5 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Marangu route itinerary

The best full-detailed day-by-day itinerary for the 5 days Marangu route on Kilimanjaro climbing:

Day 1: Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (5,500 ft / 1,700 m) to Mandara Hut (9,000 ft / 2,740 m) | 4-5 hours | 7 km;

2 Day : Mandara Hut (9,000 ft / 2,700 m) to Horombo Hut (12,100 ft / 3,700 m) | 6-8 hours | 11 km;

3 Day: Horombo Hut (12,100 ft / 3,700 m) to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft / 4,700 m) | 6-8 hours | 10 km;

4 Day: Kibo Hut (15,400 ft / 4,700 m) to Summit (19,300 ft / 5,895 m) to Horombo Hut (12,100 ft / 3,700 m) | 10-15 hours | 4 km up, 14 km down;

5 day : Horombo hut (12,100 ft / 3,700 m) to Marangu gate to Moshi (5,500 ft / 1,700 m) | 5-7 hours | 18 km.

Day 1: Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevations: 5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m Hiking time: 4-5 hours Hiking distance: 7 km

The 5 days Kilimanjaro Marangu route journey begins at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, where you will complete the necessary registration and formalities.

The first day’s trek is relatively short and takes you through the lush rainforest of Kilimanjaro.

You’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery, rich biodiversity, and a chance to spot some wildlife. The trail gradually ascends, and after several hours of hiking, you’ll arrive at the Mandara Hut where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevations: 9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m Hiking time: 6-8 hours Hiking distance: 11 km After breakfast, you’ll continue your ascent through the rainforest.

As you gain altitude, the vegetation changes, and you’ll enter the heather and moorland zone. Along the way, you’ll pass by Maundi Crater, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. After a full day of hiking, you’ll reach the Horombo Hut, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevations: 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m Hiking time: 6-8 hours Hiking distance: 10 km

Today’s trek takes you further up the mountain, traversing through the alpine desert zone.

The trail gradually ascends, and you’ll have a chance to admire the unique plant life adapted to the harsh mountain environment. As you approach Kibo Hut, the base camp for the summit attempt, the landscape becomes more rugged and barren.

Day 4: Kibo Hut to Summit then Horombo Hut

Elevations: 15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m Hiking time: 10-15 hours Hiking distance: 4 km up, 14 km down

This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the trek. You’ll start the summit attempt in the middle of the night, usually around midnight.

The trail to the summit, called Uhuru Peak, is steep and requires a slow and steady pace. You’ll hike through rocky terrain and scree slopes as you ascend higher. From Gilman’s Point, it takes about an hour to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

After celebrating your achievement, you’ll descend back to Kibo Hut for a short rest and then continue down to the Horombo Hut, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 5: Horombo hut to Marangu gate to Moshi

Elevations: 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m Hiking time: 5-7 hours Hiking distance: 18 km On the final day of the trek, you’ll descend through the moorland and rainforest zones.

The descent is easier and faster than the ascent, but you’ll still need to watch your step on the slippery trails. You’ll pass by Mandara Hut again and continue to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. At the gate, you’ll receive your summit certificates, acknowledging your accomplishment.

From there, you’ll transfer to Moshi, where you can rest, celebrate, and reflect on your incredible journey up Mount Kilimanjaro.

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The Best 5 days Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu route in Tanzania
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