The best 6 days Kilimanjaro hiking (Marangu route – the Kilimanjaro’s oldest route)

5 Days Marangu Route - Kilimanjaro Climbing

Itinerary

This 6 days Marangu route is one of the most popular trekking routes up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro,

located in Tanzania.


The 6 days itinerary provides a slower pace, allowing for better acclimatization and increasing the chances of reaching the summit.

Marangu Route is the most popular, least difficult and the shortest way to Uhuru Peak.

5 Days Marangu Route - Kilimanjaro Climbing

DAY ONE – MOSHI – MARANGU GATE – MANDARA HUT

You’ll be picked up from your Moshi accommodations and make the drive to Kilimanjaro National Park.
Here, you’ll liaise with your guides and begin your ascent through the verdant rainforest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro.

Hiking for 5-6 hours through this ancient jungle, you’ll get to go on a miniature safari as you spot wildlife such as black and white colobus monkeys along the way.

DAY TWO – MANDARA HUT – HOROMBO HUT

You’ll set off bright and early today, as you’ve got a long day of hiking ahead of you!

Today’s hike takes you from the verdant rainforest into the stark alpine zone, as you’ll cover more than 11

kilometres on your way to the Maundi Crater.

If the weather is clear, you’ll find stunning views of Kibo Glacier from here before settling down for the evening.

DAY THREE – HOROMBO HUT – KIBO HUT

It’s another big day of hiking today, as you’ll make your way to Kibo Hut to set up camp ahead of your summit attempt.


Climbing almost 1,000m, you’ll pass your last watering point at the 4,130m mark before arriving at Kibo Hut in the afternoon.

Remember to drink plenty of water during your early dinner, as you’ll be up bright and early tomorrow to begin your ascent to the summit!

DAY FOUR – KIBO HUT – UHURU PEAK – HOROMBO HUT

You’re starting your day early today – just after midnight, in fact!

Your climbing team will wake you with a cup of hot tea and a light snack for energy as you get dressed and prepare your daypack for the adventure ahead.

You’ll be hiking in utter darkness for the next 5-7 hours, so take it slow and you’ll arrive at Stella Point a few hours before dawn.

From here, there’s another two hours of intense hiking before you reach your ultimate goal: Uhuru Peak.

DAY FIVE – HOROMBO HUT – MARANGU GATE – MOSHI

It’s a day of celebration today, as you’ll enjoy one last breakfast on the mountain before descending to the Marangu Gate.

It’s an almost 20km walk today, but the steady downhill makes it a lot easier than the ascent.

Upon arrival at the gate, you’ll get to celebrate with your porters and guides, provide them with their tips for their hard work,

and collect your certificate of completion.

Your driver will then whisk you away to your Moshi or Arusha hotel to get some well-earned rest.

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