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Best 5 days Marangu route itinerary

This 5-day Marangu route itinerary is the best Kilimanjaro climbing tour that leads adventurers through an unforgettable journey to Africa’s rooftop.

The 5-day Marangu route itinerary includes

Day 1: Marangu gate to Mandara hut;

Day 2: Mandara hut to Horombo hut;

Day 3: Horombo hut to Kibo hut;

Day 4: Kibo hut to Summit, then to Horombo hut;

Day 5: Horombo hut to Marangu gate, then to Moshi or Arusha.

This 5 days Marangu route itinerary takes 24 to 32 hours of trekking to reach 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa. The 5-day Marangu route price on Kilimanjaro climbing costs from $1150 per person per trip.

Best 5 days Marangu route itinerary and price 2024/2025

How much is the Marangu route for 5 days?

From $1150 to $2000 per climber is the best 5 days Marangu route price for the most popular Kilimanjaro climbing adventure, which enables hikers to reach 5,895 meters of the highest snow-capped peak in Africa and one of the seven summits in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. These 5 days Kilimanjaro Marangu route hiking prices are paid in US dollars, Tanzanian shillings, British pounds, and euros.

What is the success rate of the 5 day Marangu route?

The success rate of the 5 day Marangu route is 70–80%, which is significantly lower compared to the other Kilimanjaro climbing routes, which are around 95%. On the other hand, this 5-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu route has a difficulty rating of 20% to 30% because climbers have less time to acclimatize to the altitude. Discover an exclusive 5 days Kilimanjaro hiking tour on the Marangu route that is suitable for all types of travelers: beginners, unexperienced travelers, honeymooners, couples, families, friends, luxury travelers, private travelers, and solo travelers in 2024 and 2025.

The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for 5 days via Marangu route in 2024 and 2025

The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, for 5 days via the Marangu route is in the months of June, July, August, and September, when it’s the dry season that contains natural winds, hence providing enough oxygen, as well as January, February, and early March during the short rainy seasons of 2024 and 2025. Although Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has long rains from April to May and short rains from November to December, you can do the 5-day Marangu route of Kilimanjaro hiking at a low cost, and you will sleep in huts.

The best day-by-day Marangu route 5 days itinerary on the Kilimanjaro climb

Here’s a brief overview of the best full day-by-day Marangu route 5 days itinerary on the Kilimanjaro climb: Day 1: Marangu gate to Mandara hut; Day 2: Mandara hut to Horombo hut; Day 3: Horombo hut to Kibo hut; Day 4: Kibo hut to Summit, then to Horombo hut; and Day 5: Horombo hut to Marangu gate, then to Moshi or Arusha.

Day 1 of 5 days Marangu route itinerary: Marangu gate to Mandara hut

Rising: 2,740 m Stretch: 7 km Hiking time: 4-5 hours Climatic habitat: Montane forest Shelter: Mandara Hut Meals: L, D After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Marangu Gate, where you’ll complete the necessary registration formalities and meet your team of guides and porters. You’ll then start your trek through the lush rainforest to Mandara Hut for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of 5 days Marangu route itinerary: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Rising: 3,700 m Stretch: 11 km Hiking time: 6-8 hours Climatic habitat: Moorland Shelter: Horombo Hut Shelter: Meals: B, L, D After breakfast, you’ll continue your trek through the moorland and heather zones to Horombo Hut. The trek offers stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding landscapes.

Day 3 of 5 days Marangu route itinerary: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Rising: 12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m Stretch: 10 km Hiking time: 6-8 hours Climatic habitat: Alpine desert Shelter: Kibo Hut Shelter: Meals: B, L and D On day 3, you’ll hike until Kibo Hut, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, and prepare to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 4 of 5 days Marangu route itinerary: Kibo Hut to Summit, then to Horombo Hut

 Rising: 15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m Stretch: 4 km up / 14 km down Hiking time: 10-15 hours Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert Shelter: Horombo Camp Shelter: Meals: B, L & D You’ll start your ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro around midnight, with the aim of reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, in time for sunrise. After reaching the summit, you’ll descend to Horombo Hut, where you’ll have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5 of 5 days Marangu route itinerary: Horombo hut to Marangu gate, then to Moshi or Arusha

A long trek is in store for today. However, it is mostly downhill. The hiker(s) will receive our certificate of completion at the park headquarters at Marangu Gate, and the driver from Explore 2 Africa will transport you to the hotel. This, until here, is the end of 5 days of Kilimanjaro hiking on the Marangu route.

Package all inclusive:

  • Park fees
  • Guide
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Meal: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, and drinking water
  • Cook
  • Porters

Package exclusive:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Tipping the crew
Best 5 days Marangu route itinerary
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