Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route

DAY 1 Moshi

Transfer from Namanga/Kilimajaro International airport/your entry point to Moshi. Pre-climbing briefing in your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 2 Mandara (2700m)

Morning transfer to the Marangu park gate. Ascend to Mandara Hut. 11kms and approximately 4 hours walking. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

DAY 3 Horombo (3720m)

Leave Mandara in the rain forest before emerging into the alpine zone characterized by giant heather, groundsel and lobelia. 19kms walking in 6hrs.

DAY 4 Kibo (4703m)

Ascend from Horombo into the arctic zone. Overnight at Kibo Hut within sight of the summit. 16kms in 6 hours. Depart soon after midnight for the summit.

DAY 5 Horombo (3720m)

Arrive on the summit to see the sunrise, descend past Kibo to Horombo Hut. 4000 feet to the summit, approximately 5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

DAY 6 Moshi

Descend to Mandara and onto the park gate at Marangu. Collect certificate and return to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight.


Depending on the plans for your next destination, arrangements will be made for your transfers prior to your time of departure.