Marangu Route 6 Days
The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers.
Unique and Affordable Kilimanjaro climb Marangu route 6 days Budget Climb Start a $ 650 guiding serves per person. The budget conscious are often attracted to the cheaper price point of this route. Taking this route over 6 days will greatly help you with an extra acclimatization day.
• Suitable for: Moderate fitness with previous trekking experience ideal
• Pros: One of the shorter routes, this may be an option for those on a tight time frame and/or budget. With accommodation in huts it can also be a good option during rainy season.
• Cons: Trek goes ascends and descends via the same path and approaches the summit from the steeper route via
The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier. This is not always the best way, due to a shorter acclimatization period, so we recommending to taking Marangu route 6 days trek.
The Marangu route does however offer you the many option of spending acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends Marangu route 6 days trek is greatly increasing your chances of success. However, the success rate with the Marangu route is much lower compared with other Kilimanjaro route.
Shared hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes. It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. The main itinerary difference between the Marangu 5 day and 6 day routes is the additional acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Kibo Hut are always recommend to have at least 1 day in town before starting your trek.
This route and it is a great choice for those coming during rainy season (March through June -because let’s face it, camping is no fun in the rain!). Taking this route over 6 days will greatly help you with an extra day of acclimatization.
This route has wonderful views and opportunities of both peaks of Kilimanjaro (Kibo and Mawenzi). It is worthwhile noting that it is the only route of Kilimanjaro where you ascend and descend using the same route.
DepartureMoshi Town to Marangu Gate
Departure TimePlease be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 1:00 PM in the last day.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, cold weather jacket, gloves, pants, spare clothing.
IncludeAll Park FeesHelicopter Rescue Fees18% VAT on Tour Fees & ServicesCamping FacilitiesTransfers to and from the park for Kilimanjaro climbersCrew salariesSleeping tentsProfessional GuideSleeping MatMeals according to the Itinerary
Not IncludedVillage entry fees (for the day trips)Any services not mentioned aboveSafari Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)Overnight stays in safari tentsProfessional Safari CookCamping safari according to the itineraryFlightsOther Optional ActivitiesAlcoholic and Soft DrinksAll Mentioned Safari ActivitiesMineral waterTransportation in 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photographyClimbing gearsMeals not listedEmergency oxygenVisa FeesPersonal expensesTravel insuranceTips and gratuitiesPersonal trekking equipmentAirport TransfersHotel Accommodations According to the Itinerary
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
Day 3: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization Day
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)
Day 5: Summit Attempt - Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
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Hotels: We offer the following hotel options
|Hotel/Lodge Name||Price Per Night in USD|
|Panama Garden Resort (Single Room)||USD 80 per night|
|Panama Garden Resort(Double Room)||USD 100 per night|
|Panama Garden Resort (Triple Room)||USD 150 per night|
|The Secret Garden||USD 18 per night|
|The Hibiscus Moshi||USD 35 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Cottages (Single Room)||USD 35 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Cottages (Double Room)||USD 56 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Cottages (Triple Room)||USD 84 per night|
|Parkview Inn (Single Room)||USD 71 per night|
|Parkview Inn (Double Room)||USD 81 per night|
|Parkview Inn (Triple Room)||USD 160 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room)||USD 130 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room)||USD 145 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Wonders (Triple Room)||USD 160 per night|
|Private Toilet||USD 90|
|Sleeping Bag||USD 40|
|Duffel Bag||USD 20|
|Head torch||USD 10|
|Oxygen Cylinder||USD 76|
|Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way)||USD 30 per vehicle|
|Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way)||USD 30 per vehicle|
|Arusha to Moshi (one way)||USD 50 per vehicle|
|Moshi to Arusha (one way)||USD 50 per vehicle|