Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

This is the simple way to climb Kilimanjaro. Each night, you stay in huts going up the mountain and have a nice relaxed hike.

Read more about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at Mt Kilimanjaro Logue, one of the best blogs for find out everything for climbing the mountain.

If you are into camping, and not staying in huts, you might want to consider the Machame Route.


Day 1

Arrival Day in Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi 45 Km/27 miles. It's a 45 minute drive.
Elevation 800M (2,624 Ft)

Day 2

Begin Trek from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.
Elevation 1800M (5,905 Ft) from Marangu Gate to Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft)

Day 3

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft) to Horombo 3780 (12,400 ft) Km/miles of walking 7km ( 4.43 Miles)
Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 4

Acclimatization Day Horombo to Mawenzi Hut - Zebra Rocks

Day 5

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Horombo 3780M (12,285 ft) to Kibo 4,700M (15,420 ft)
Km/Miles of walking 6 Km (miles)
Time: 5 to 6 Hrs

Day 6

Kibo Hut to the Summit, down to Horombo Hut
Kibo 4,700M (15,420 ft) to Summit 5,895M (19,340 ft) back to Horombo 3780 (12,285 ft)
Km/miles of walking 10 km (6 miles)
Time: 14 to 16 hrs

Day 7

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
Horombo hut 3780M (12,285 ft) to Marangu gate 1800M (5,850 ft)
Km/miles of walking 4 km (2.5 miles)
Ascend and 14 Km descend (8.75 miles)
Time: 5 to 7 Hr

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