The Marangu or main route is by far the most popular way to the summit. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in mountain huts with all the basic necessities. It usually takes 5 days/4nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in 6 days/5nights to add acclimatization with an extra day Horombo Hut. The supplementary cost for an extra day is indicated separately as an option.

Estimated Cost: From US $ 1500 per person

Climbing Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha / Moshi +

Day 2: Marangu Gate / Mandara Huts+

Mandara Hut 2700m, this is a group of comfortable, wooden A- frame huts. The largest cabin has a downstairs dining area and an upstairs dormitory with bunk beds and mattresses; smaller huts sleep 8 each. The total capacity is 60. Water is piped into site from springs above and flush toilets are behind the main cabin.

Day 3: Mandara Huts / Horombo Huts+

Horombo Huts 3720m, the buildings are similar to Mandara, but total capacity is 120. Water is piped from the stream behind the huts. There are platform toilets southeast of the main hut about 80m down the slope and new flush toilets have been built within the complex of small huts.

Day 4: Horombo Huts / Kibo Huts +

Kibo Hut 4703m, this stone built block with a small dining room and a number of dormitory rooms leading off a main corridor has bunk beds and mattresses for 60 people.

Day 5: Summit Attempt / Uhuru Peak +

Day 6: Descent to Mandara / Moshi +

Day 7: Transfer to Arusha Town +

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Extra Tour Information

  • Tour Inclusions

  • Tour Exclusions

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

Tour Inclusions

  • Return transport from Arusha/Moshi to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters
  • Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
  • Three meals a day while on the mountain
  • All park entrance fees and Taxes