6 Days Marangu Route
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and start the climb through fascinating rain forests to the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).
Day 2: Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while relishing the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).
Day 3: Horombo Hut (Acclimatization day)
Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks, this extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horombo hut.
Day 4: Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
After breakfast, start again the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)
Day 5: Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hour of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to Gilman’s point (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour's walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight
Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m) – Lake Manyara
After breakfast we continue with the descent and arrive at the Marangu gate in the afternoon and proceed to Kilimanjaro international airport.