Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb: Marangu Route

The Kilimanjaro Climb: Marangu Route- 6 Days

Day 1 – Mandara
From the cluster of the building at the gate it is about four hours hike through the forest to reach Mandara hut 2720m (4 hrs)

Day 2 – Horombo
Your second day on the mountain starts with a steep climb through the the rain forest. Further on this day you will gain 1000m in altitude to reach Horombo hut 3720m. (6 hrs)

Day 3- Acclimatisation day
This is a free day that you get time to climb up to 4200m towards the Zebra Rocks then come back to Horombo hut

Day 4- Kibo hut
We cross the lunar desert of the saddle( the land form between Kibo and Mawenzi to reach Kibo hut (5hrs)

Day 5- Summit
We will start the final ascent to the summit at midnight by climbing slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through the loose scree to reach Uhuru peak 5895m, then after a few minutes taking pictures we descend to Horombo hut to spend our final night (11 – 13 hrs)

Day 6- Marangu gate
A steady descent take us down through the moorland forest then to the mountain rain forest to reach Marangu gate 1970m. Our van will be ready to take you to the hotel or to the airport.