6 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking Marangu Route

6 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes (5,896m) It is advisable to spare one extra day for acclimatization on the mountain.

Day 1: Nairobi to Arusha

Picked up from your hotel at 7.30 am, drive to Arusha to be met byour manager. Receive your climbing briefing, afternoon spent at leisure, dinner and overnight at a budget hotel in Arusha.

Day 2: Arusha to Mandara Hut

After breakfast, leave the hotel to drive to Marangu Park Gate at an altitude of 1,860m. Walk to Mandara hut, 2,744m (9,000ft) through dense semi-tropical rain forest for meals and overnight.

Day 3: Mandara to Horombo Hut

Start early morning for a ten hours walk towards Horombo. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. Night at Horombo Hut, an altitude of 3,761m (12,335 ft).

Day 4: Horombo to Kibo Hut

Take a tiring 13kms walk, which takes 6 hrs to kibo hut 4,732m (15520 ft). Spectacular mountain vegetation appears. Meals and overnight at the kibo hut.

Day 5: Kiboto Uhuru Peak and back to Horombo

Wake up early morning 2.00 am. It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gillman’s point [5681m] 18630 ft. From Gilman’s it takes 2 hours to Uhuru peak [5896m] 19344ft Descend to horombo for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo to Arusha

After breakfast, Descent is rapid and you drive back to Arusha for lunch, after lunch you connect to your shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.

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