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5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing
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This 5-day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro join small group is among the most sought-after hiking tours on the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro(5895m), renowned for its breathtaking beauty and awe-inspiring heights. As you embark on this thrilling adventure, you'll traverse the oldest route (Marangu route), which has been cherished by explorers and adventurers for generations. With its unique blend of natural wonders, rich history, and the camaraderie of a small group, this expedition promises an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Join us as we embark on a remarkable journey to conquer the majestic Kilimanjaro and create lasting memories on the free-standing mountain in the world.

  • Marangu Route Join Group
  • 5 days Marangu route package based on joining small group daily departures. This works 100% in summer time from June, July, August, September, October, December, January, and February . From Monday to Sunday with fixed groups (limit number of climbers) with affordable prices and costs. Book now by dropping your details for Reservation of your tour.

  • Rainy Season in Marangu Route
  • In general we do not recommend to climb Kilimanjaro in rainy season since the trials can be very wet, muddy and snowy. This doesnt mean in rainy season there is no tour at all in Kilimanjaro mountain, a less number with two reason attend the tour: Limit time and prefer more challenge. Some clients found to have fixed time in holiday that force him/her to attend Kilimanjaro in rainy season. Another reason it base on someone preference, some clients prefer adventures in rainy season. If you plan to attend Kilimanjaro in rain season, Marangu route is the best route for you, as it has huts in steady of tents in camping.

    About Marangu Route Kilimanjaro

    The route is also known as the coca cola route because it is widely considered to be the easiest route; this is not very accurate as its short time frame does not favor acclimatization. The highlight about the path is mainly its sleeping arrangement, where instead of tents climbers sleep in huts and the trail has gradual slope and direct path to the peak. The route is almost as scenic as other routes but since the ascent and descent is done on the same path, the other routes are more superior to it.

    The route can be done in just five days but it is highly advised to take an extra day at horombo hut for acclimatization. The trail approaches the mountain from south east, and only takes about 45 minutes to reach the gate from Moshi town. If you are looking for more company while hiking to Mount Kilimanjaro then Marangu should be on the top of your list as meals are served in open canteens, you will be sharing the canteen space with other trekkers so this can be an enjoyable experience. However if you are want privacy you may want to consider other routes.

    During rainy season Marangu can be a run to route because of the accommodation style offered, the huts are more dry and comfortable compared to tents. Tanzania Safari Radar offers both 5 and 6 days hike to the mountain using the Marangu route.

    Highlights For 5 Days Marangu Route Tour

  • Arrival from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport – Moshi
  • Day 1.Moshi – Marangu, Mandara Hut
  • Day 2.Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut
  • Day 3.Horombo Hut Acclimatization
  • Day 4.Horombo - Kibo - Summit - Horombo
  • Day 5.Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate - Moshi
  • Day of Departure: From Hotel to Airport
  • Itinerary For 5 Days Group Join Marangu Route Tour

    Day of Arrival from Airport – Moshi
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    After arrival at Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport you will meet your Tanzania Safari Radar driver-guide waiting for you with a smile; relax and enjoy your drive as you’re transferred to the hotel in Moshi. Get some rest as you prepare yourself for an amazing adventure of 5 days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro climbing.

    Accommodation: (OPTIONAL)
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay – Moshi Town

  • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel 
  • Chanya Lodge | Dual Mountain View Lodge 
  • Key's Hptel | Kilimanjaro Wonders 
  • Day 1: Moshi – Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut
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    Immediately after breakfast in your hotel, the driver will pick you up and make your first spot in the office for briefing and gear check. There after we will drive to marangu gate for about 45 minutes and officially commence our trek through beautiful tropical rain forest which will lead us to mandara hut. Along the way you may spot blue monkeys and colobus monkeys.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay – Mandara Hut

  • Elevation: 6,046ft - 8,858ft
  • Distance: 8 km/5 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
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    We proceed with our trek by departing from the hut early in the morning and hike through the forest until we reach the open moorlands. Along the way we might get the first view of kibo and mawenzi peaks, you will also come across giant lobelias, and groundsels scattered though out the area. Upon arrival at horombo hut dinner will be offered and rest for the night.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay –Horombo Hut

  • Elevation: 8,858ft to 12,205ft
  • Distance Covered: 11km
  • Hiking time: 6-8 hours
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    We’ll begin our gradual climb to kibo hut and along the way we’ll pass through the saddle of Kilimanjaro which is between kibo and mawenzi. After reaching kibo dinner will be served early and prepare for the summit climb which will start at 02:00am

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay – Kibo Hut

  • Elevation: 12,205ft to 15,430ft
  • Altitude: 3,700 m to 4,700 m
  • Distance Covered: 10km
  • Time to be used: 6 - 8hrs
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
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    Around 2:00 am you will be woken up for an early hike to the summit. Hot tea will be served with some snacks and a strenuous hike to the uhuru peak will begin. We will trek on the steep and snowy trail up to Gilman’s point and keep heading to uhuru peak; the highest peak in Africa. After reaching the peak, take some pictures and savor your victory and after that start your descent. We’ll have lunch at kibo and after that head to horombo for dinner and a night rest. The last part of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can be a bit challenging so make sure you are well covered, as the weather will be very cold, pay attention to your guide and do not rush.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay – Horombo Hut

    Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

  • Elevation: 15,430ft -19,341ft
  • Distance: 6 km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

  • Elevation: 19,341ft - 12,250ft
  • Distance: 16 km/10 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
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    We’ll depart from horombo and start our descent through moorland to mandara hut. Proceed descending through the lush green forest to marangu gate a vehicle will meet you and take you back to your hotel in moshi. The lower parts of the mountain can be wet and slippery so trekking poles and gaiters will be helpful.

    Accommodation: (OPTIONAL)
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay – Moshi Town

  • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel 
  • Chanya Lodge | Dual Mountain View Lodge 
  • Key's Hptel | Kilimanjaro Wonders 
  • Elevation: 12,205ft to 6,046ft
  • Distance Covered: 18km down
  • Time to be used: 5 - 7hrs
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
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    Inclusives - 5 Days Marangu Route

  • Entry Park Fees
  • Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • All taxes
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew Wages 
  • Cook and Porters
  • 3 Meals While on Mountain
  • Sanitizer
  • Airport pick-up & Drop up & Hotel

  • Exclusives - 5 Days Marangu Route

  • Local and International flights
  • Tips to Guide, Cook and Porters.
  • Mountain Climbing Gears
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa
  • Groups To Join Summer 2023 2024 2025

    June, July August, September, October December, January, and February

    Day Group Type Group Size Condition
    Monday Fixed Group 5Pp Max open
    Tuesday Fixed Group 7Pp Max open
    Wednesday Fixed Group 6Pp max open
    Thursday Fixed Group 7Pp Max open
    Friday Fixed Group 4-8Pp Max open
    Saturday Fixed Group 6Pp Max open
    Sunday Fixed Group 5-7Pp Max open


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