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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing
(Marangu Route)


Day 1 Arusha (1.540m) - Marangu Gate - Mandara (2.750m)

  • 2 hour drive to Marangu gate (plantation of bananas, coffee, maize)
  • Registration at the National Kilimanjaro Park office
  • Start trek to Mandara hut
  • Four hours walk through forest zone till Mandara hut
  • Overnight in Mandara huts

Day 2 Mandara (2.750m) - Horombo Hut (3.780m)

  • Seven hours walk till Horombo hut (3.780m)
  • Short time through forest
  • Rest of the day though heather and moorland zone
  • Camping place is a valley surrounded with giant lobelia and groundsel
  • Overnight in Horombo huts

Day 3 Horombo Hut (3.780m) - acclimatisation

  • Acclimatisation walk till 4.000m direction Mawenzi hut
  • On the way "zebra rock"
  • Rest place at 4.300 m (fantastic view on Kilimanjaro, Mawenzi and Kibo hut)
  • Four hours walk through forest zone till Mandara hut
  • Overnight in Mandara huts

Day 4 Horombo Hut (3.780m) - Kibo Hut (4.750m)

  • Six hours walk till Kibo hut (4.750m)
  • Rugged and rocky landscape
  • Lobelias & groundsels
  • Overnight in Kibo huts

Day 5 Kibo Hut (4.750m) - Gillmans Point (5.680m) - Uhuru Peak (5.895m) - Horombo Hut (3.780m)

  • Six hours night climb to Gillmans Point (5.680m)
  • Start around midnight
  • Last part to Gillmans Point very steep
  • One hour walk along the crater's rim till Uhuru Peak (5.895m) the highest point of Africa
  • Descent to Horombo

Day 6 Horombo Hut (3.780m) - Marangu Gate - Arusha

  • Descent to Marangu Gate
  • 2 hours drive to Arusha