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6 day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro climb
Group Trekking Tour

Marangu Route – 6 Day Climb

6 day climb + 1 day pre & 1 day post from 2.300 USD pp sharing

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Marangu Route – 6 Day Group Trekking Tour + 2 Days Hotel Stay

The 6 day Marangu route might be the easiest and perhaps most comfortable way to Kili’s summit as you will overnight in rustic huts. An advantage as the nights on the mountain can be very cold. The route is well developed and the climb is constant and moderate. It follows the same trail up and down. Climbs depart every Friday, except in rainy season (April & May).

lodge accommodation

Mountain Huts

Accommodation style

price dollar

from 2.300 USD pp sharing

Starting price per person

travellers

2-10

Travellers

calendar

Every Friday

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-8 | Tanzania

To help you get to the top and safely back down again.

Experienced Guides

To help you get to the top and safely back down again.

Minimum 2, maximum 10 climbers plus crew

Group Tour

Minimum 2, maximum 10 climbers plus crew

Several hours across different terrain

Daily Hikes

Several hours across different terrain

Steady, moderate ascent, except for the summit night

Slightly easier Route

Steady, moderate ascent, except for the summit night

Along Marangu Route in good weather conditions.

Views of Kibo

Along Marangu Route in good weather conditions.

Who Should Go

The main reason to choose the 6 day Marangu over another route is the accommodation: On this route you overnight in huts instead of tents. You share the mountain huts with other climbers and the facilities are basic. However, it can give you a homely feeling to sleep in a bed with a roof over your head. If the idea of sleeping in a tent is keeping you from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, this route is for you.

Adventurers

Comfortable Adventurers

active travellers

Active Travellers

nature lovers

Outdoor Lovers

Early birds

Early Birds

“We first climbed successfully Kilimanjaro and then went on a 7-day safari trip to Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. Everything was organized perfectly and each member of the Tanzanian-Experience Crew was always there to assist us and to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Asante Sana to all of them.”
Fabienne & Christian | Germany

Accommodation

5 campsites & 1 hotel over 8 days/7 nights
Meru View Lodge
Day 1 & 7
Arusha Area
Meru View Lodge
1 night half-board before and after your climb
Day 1 & 7
Mountain Huts on 6 day Marangu Route
Mountain Huts
Basic indoor accommodation
Indoor eating Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
Mess Area
Indoor space for breakfast & dinner
Basic toilets Kilimanjaro climb
Basic Toilets
Some in adventurous condition
Washing on Kilimanjaro
Washing
Warm water for personal hygiene
Renting equipment Kilimanjaro climb
Renting Equipment
From walking poles to sleeping bags - get in touch!

Tour Itinerary

Group trekking tour | minimum 2, maximum 10 people

The 6 day Marangu route is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes.

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 days map

Start Arusha

End Arusha

Meru View Lodge pre night

Day 1 | Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Distance approx. 35km; driving time approx. 45 minutes

Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Distance approx. 35km; driving time approx. 45 minutes

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the Meru View Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Arusha (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on site in preparation of the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night at Meru View Lodge.

Dinner
Rainforest on Marangu Route Kilimanjaro

Day 2 | Arusha – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Altitude ↑840m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

Arusha – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Altitude ↑840m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek begins and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the black and white colobus monkeys scrambling through the lush vegetation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours later, you will reach your destination for the day, the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide will take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy wonderful views towards Kenya. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Mandara Hut.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hikers on the 6 day Marangu Route on Kilimanjaro

Day 3 | Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Altitude ↑1000m; walking time approx. 5-6 hours

Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Altitude ↑1000m; walking time approx. 5-6 hours

The day begins with an early breakfast and shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the tree line where vegetation changes to shrubs. Approximately 5 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight. From the hut you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Masai steppe. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Horombo Hut.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Horombu Huts Kilimanjaro

Day 4 | Horombo Hut (3700m) – Zebra Rocks (4020m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Altitude ↑400m|↓400m; walking time approx. 4-5 hours

Horombo Hut (3700m) – Zebra Rocks (4020m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Altitude ↑400m|↓400m; walking time approx. 4-5 hours

Today’s purpose is getting your body to acclimatise to the altitude. Acclimatisation should not be underestimated as it greatly improves your chances of reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, you will set off on a trek to Zebra Rocks. The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a cooked lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day. Overnight and evening meal at Horombo Hut.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Last water point Marangu Route

Day 5 | Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

Altitude ↑1000m; walking time approx. 5-6 hours

Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

Altitude ↑1000m; walking time approx. 5-6 hours

Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “last water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly plantless plateau links the summit of Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is Kibo Hut and it should be reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Tonight is an early night to get enough rest for the upcoming summit stage. You will be woken up at around 11pm.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Uhuru Peak Kilimanjaro summit

Day 6 | Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Altitude ↑1200m|↓2200m; walking time approx. 12-16 hours

Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Altitude ↑1200m|↓2200m; walking time approx. 12-16 hours

Today is your big day. You will start in the middle of the night when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier. You will begin the long and strenuous trek to the summit in the dark. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave (5220m), the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5681m) on the crater rim. Soon you will have forgotten the cold of the night and after another 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak. Now you are standing on the “Roof of Africa”! The descent follows the same path and the lava ash will now have thawed and allows for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can rest a while to regain your strength. After a break of 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to the Horombo Hut where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, it is early to bed for most.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Flower plants Kilimanjaro

Day 7 | Horombo Hut (3700m) – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Arusha

Altitude ↓1840m; walking time approx. 6-7 hours

Horombo Hut (3700m) – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Arusha

Altitude ↓1840m; walking time approx. 6-7 hours

The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Meru View Lodge and after a hot shower, the rest of the day is free to rest, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Flowers on Kilimanjaro

Day 8 | Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari or relax at the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast

Included

  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • 7 nights‘ stay in lodges and mountain huts
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • all national park fees
  • all mentioned transfers

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • sleeping bag (can be rented at extra cost)
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

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