Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Climb

Africa’s Rooftop, has been summoning adventurers from around the world for decades. As the highest free standing mountain in Africa, those who make Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit have not only bragging rights, but wonderful memories of an incredible adventure. The Marangu is known as the “coco-cola” route, and is the easiest, and most well established climb on Mt Kilimanjaro. This is the only route up the mountain that doesn’t require camping, instead travelers stay in dormitory style accommodations with bunk beds.

Day 1

    Arrive Tanzania

    After clearing baggage claim and customs you are met by your safari representative and transferred to your hotel. After settling into your room and resting for a bit join a pre-climb briefing with your mountain guide. Get a good night’s rest, as tomorrow you start off the Mount Kilimanjaro climb!

    Day 2

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Mandara Hut

    After an hour long transfer to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro check in at the park gate. Carrying only your day pack and water supply start your ascent up the mountain. This first leg takes you through the rainforest of the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. Spend your first night at the Mandara Hut.

    Camp altitude: 8,858 Ft
    Hiking length:5-7 hours
    Hike Distance: 5 Miles

    Day 3

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    Today the terrain transforms from dense forest to moorland. Traverse the base of the Maundi Crater, and it is well worth the short detour to climb to the top and take in the views of Kibo Crater. Once in the moorland spot several kinds of endemic plants. Reach Horombo Camp in time for a rest before dinner.

    Camp altitude: 15,430 Ft
    Hiking length:6-8 hours
    Hike Distance: 6 Miles

    Day 4

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Horombo Hut Acclimatization Day

    Today take the opportunity to walk up to Zebra Rock of Mawenzi. These short hikes help with acclimatization, and are an important step in reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro! You will return for another night at Horombo camp where you enjoy dinner, and a chance to connect with other travelers on the route.

    Camp altitude: 15,430 Ft
    Hiking length:3-4 hours

    Day 5

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    After having spent the last day acclimatizing continue your ascent into the semi-desert habitat. Fill your water bottles at the the last water supply of along the hard climb between Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. Relax at camp while once you arrive before the next leg of your trip just after midnight.

    Camp altitude: 15,430 Ft
    Hiking length:6-7 hours
    Hike Distance: 6 Miles

    Day 6

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Kibo Hut – Summit - Horombo

    Depart camp just after midnight and follow the zigzag path up the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro! This is the steepest and most demanding part of the hike, so you will be moving at a slow pace. Reach Gillman’s point (5685m) after about 5 hours of trekking. Here enjoy great views of the Eastern Ice Fields. Watch a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise before continuing on to Uhuru Peak (5989m), the highest peak in all of Africa! After your accomplishment, head back down to Horombo Camp for dinner and a well-deserved sleep.

    Camp altitude: 15,430 Ft
    Hiking length:11-14 hours
    Hike Distance: 14 Mile

    Day 7

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    Today enjoy an easy walk (4-6 hours) back to the Marangu Gate. Receive your certificate of completion and transfer back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Hiking length:4-6 hours
    Hike Distance: 11 Miles

    Day 8

    • Breakfast

    Depart Tanzania

    Today you say goodbye to Tanzania with your summit certificate and memories in tow. Or, continue on with a traditional Africal Safari or visit to Zanzibar.

    Tour Cost
    Total Cost (USD)



    • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
    • 7 Nights Accommodations
      • 2 Nights Hotel
      • 5 Nights Camping
    • 8 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
    • International Arrival Transfers are included.
    • Camping Gear
      • Tent, sleeping pad, rain fly.
    • Guide, cook, and porter service
    • All National Park Entrance, Camp, and Rescue Fees


    • International Departure Transfers are excluded.
    • International Flights
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Required Travel Insurance
    • Personal Hiking Equiptment

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    • $60 Meals not Included
    • $30 Airport Departure Tax
    • $100 Tanzania Tourist Visa
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