7 Days Marangu Route Mt Kilimanjaro

Day 1. Nairobi/Arusha/Moshi
Depart Nairobi by morning shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Mandara Hut
After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu Gate (1860m). Walk 9 kms through dense semi-tropical Rain Forest to Mandara Hut (2744m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Horombo Hut
Depart early morning for a 10hr walk up to Horombo Hut (3761m). The landscape becomes more rigged and rocky but superb, with mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Kibo Hut
After breakfast, proceed on a 6hr walk throguh spectacular mountain vegetation to Kibo Hut (4732m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Uhuru Peak/Horombo
The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2:00 am. It takes about 5 hrs to the most difficult steep part of the route to Gilman Point(5681m). From Gilmans, it takes one hour thirty minutes to Uhuru Peak (5895m.) Descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Moshi/Arusha/Nairobi
Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu Gate for transfer to Moshi. Dinner and overnight in Moshi

Day 7. Arusha/Nairobi
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx. 1830 hrs