The most popular Kilimanjaro Day Hike From Moshi | Marangu Route

5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

Kilimanjaro short Kilimanjaro Marangu route climb package Detailed Overview

If you are not quite sure whether you are ready for a full Kilimanjaro adventure, you might want to take one of our shorter Kilimanjaro trips via the Marangu route.

Only one or two days on the mountain will be enough to give you a full picture of what it takes to be part of a Kilimanjaro trekking expedition.

This adventure is perfect if you travel with children who are not ready for the full hike yet or if your holiday is too short but you still want to enjoy the trip.

On these hikes, you will reach the lower camps of Kilimanjaro, delve into the pristine tropical wilderness, and see breathtaking landscapes around you.

The trail taken by the first Kilimanjaro explorers, Marangu, is home to black-and-white colobuses living in the branches of tropical trees growing along the trail.

A one-day trip leads you up to Mandara Hut and back to the entry gate.

A two-day option is a more immersive trip with an overnight stay at Mandara Hut, followed by a hike towards Horombo Hut Camp or Maundi Crater. Overall, it is a short yet fascinating adventure where wildlife and local culture blend.

Marangu route on Mount Kilimanjaro

Departure / Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.


  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Lunch Box
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Entry Park Fees
  • All Tax
  • Crew Wages

Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • visa

Kilimanjaro day hike marangu route price/ cost for 2024 and 2025

The best and most affordable price for a 1-day Kilimanjaro climbing tour via the Marangu Route, For budget, midrange, and luxury prices ranging from 0-0 per climber per trip depending on what is and is not included, Accommodations before and after trekking, pickup and drop-off locations We offer this best price so you can enjoy the trekking more and more.

Kilimanjaro climbing short trek-Marangu route itinerary

Day 01:Moshi – Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut

Our guides will arrive at the hotel in the morning to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro National Park’s eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m/6,046 f)).

After the quick formalities of registering the climbing permits and registering with the rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m/8,858 ft) and Marangu Gate (1,860 m/6,046 ft).

After the quick formalities of registering the climbing permits and registering with the rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m/8,858 ft).

The trekking route includes a passage through the rainforest where tropical showers are highly probable, so we recommend taking raincoats.
When you reach the camp, you will be provided with lunch boxes. After lunch, you can take a hike to the beautiful Maundi Crater nearby.

It will take about 30 minutes, after which you will start your descent down to the exit of the park, the Marangu gate. There, our driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel in the town of Moshi.