6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Marangu Route

Day 0: Arrival

Meet & Greet upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (Need flights details??), drive to Moshi for dinner and overnight stay at Ameg lodge or Salsalnero hotel.

Meal Plan: (D)

Approx transit time: 50 min

Day 1: Moshi/Mandara hut

Pick up from the hotel at 8.00 AM and depart Arusha for the Marangu Gate. After registration clearance, your climb will commence at 1,720 meters to Mandara Hut (2,700 meters) through the rain forest. This will take about 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 2: Mandara hut/Horombo hut

After breakfast, you will gradually ascend via Maundi Crater (upper route) to Horombo hut, at 3,720 meters. This climb takes you through open moorland and forest and takes about 4-5 hours. You will have dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut (Tourist Village).

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 3: Horombo hut

Today is your acclimatizing day and should be spent hiking at higher altitude, perhaps up to view Mawenzi peak, returning to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 4: Horombo hut/Kibo hut

After a good rest, resume your climb. A bit of the mountain peak can be seen while walking through the alpine forest on the way to Kibo Hut, at 4,703 meters. Kibo Hut, where you will have dinner and overnight, is reached after a 5-6 hour walk.

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 5: Kibo hut/Summit/Horombo hut

You will be awakened just after midnight to begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). This is a 5 hour walk. You will then descend back to Kibo hut where waiting porters will join you for your continued descent to Horombo Hut where you will have dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 6: Horombo hut/Moshi

After breakfast, a simple descent remains to reach the Marangu Gate where you will be awarded your Summit Certificate, drives back to Moshi town for dinner and overnight at hotel.

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

End of Service

Included In this packages:
  • 6-days/5 nights climb
  • All park entry, hut and rescue fees.
  • Transport between hotel and gates at start and finish of climb.
  • Services of licensed, experienced English speaking mountain guide.
  • Services of assistant licensed guides.
  • Services of porters.
  • Services of cook.
  • Full-board accommodation.
  • All meals as per itinerary, Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • 2 L mineral water for the first day only and the balance is taken from the mountain and purified. You can bring purification tablets, a filter system or, the cook can boil water for you in the evenings.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • All applicable government taxes.
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Moshi (i.e. 1st night Half board & 2nd night Half board)
  • Return Airport transfer.
Not included:
  • Expenses of personal nature such as passport/border pass, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages.
  • International airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for hotels or drive/guide
Additional information:

You should have a torch-a headlamp type is best, extra batteries, warm waterproof pants and jacket, warm clothes to layer, hat that covers your ears or even your face, gloves, warm socks and good climbing boots. Walking sticks are used by most, especially for the descent.

Be sure to bring lip balm and sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles. The glare for the snow and ice can cause serious sunburn.

You should only carry a day- pack with your camera, valuables, water, sunscreen, etc. In budget climbs, 10 kg of personal gear to be carried by porters is the allowed norm. (You need to combine your personal gear for porters to carry into one rucksack between you not exceeding 15-20kg weight) If you wish to bring more additional porters are needed, you will be charged for the extra expense.

Oxygen Equipment is available for an additional charge of $100 per group of 1-8 people.


Porters: $5-10 per porter per day. Cook usually receives a bit more.

Guides: $8-12 per guide per day or a group amount.

(Tips is according to your budget & satisfaction).