6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

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6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

Embark on an unforgettable journey with a 6-day climb along the legendary Marangu route to conquer the majestic Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. This iconic trek offers a perfect blend of adventure, challenge, and breathtaking scenery, making it a dream destination for avid adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Over the course of six days, you will traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine meadows, all while experiencing the thrill of ascending towards the snow-capped summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.

The Marangu route, often known as the "Coca-Cola route" due to its popularity and relative ease, provides a well-trodden path that maximizes comfort without compromising the thrill of the adventure. With comfortable huts for accommodation along the way, you can rest and rejuvenate each night, ensuring you are well-prepared for the next day's ascent. This 6 days Marangu route offers a gradual incline, allowing you to acclimatize effectively to the increasing altitude, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness and maximizing the chances of a successful summit attempt.

As you ascend higher, you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscape, including sweeping valleys, towering cliffs, and distant horizons. Each step brings you closer to Uhuru Peak, the ultimate prize awaiting at the summit of Kilimanjaro. With experienced guides leading the way, you will navigate through challenging terrain, including rocky paths and steep inclines, as you push your limits and test your resolve against the elements.

The journey to the summit is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one, requiring determination, perseverance, and a sense of camaraderie among fellow climbers. Along the way, bonds are forged, stories are shared, and memories are made that will last a lifetime. As the sun rises on the sixth day, you will make your final push towards Uhuru Peak, where you will be greeted by the sight of the vast African plains stretching out below you, a truly unforgettable moment that marks the culmination of your epic adventure.

The 6-day Marangu route Kilimanjaro climbing tour is not just about reaching the summit but about the journey itself – a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. It is an experience that will leave a lasting impression, inspiring you to seek out new challenges and adventures, knowing that with determination and perseverance, anything is possible. So lace up your boots, pack your bags, and join us on the adventure of a lifetime as we conquer Kilimanjaro together, one step at a time.

6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climbing Package is the greatest way up to the summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest Mountain in Africa found in the Northern part of Tanzania. 6 Days Marangu Route offers one of the greatest opportunities to reach the roof of Africa of high altitude with no need of technical climbing skills. This climb will take you over well-defined altitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense forest. It is open to physicaly fit and healthy person who is ready to put some more efforts to climb up to the summit point .hiking distance is approximately 60 kilometers from Marangu Gate 1,860amls and slowly but surely. ascend is always on the day and stop at night to reach Gillman’s Point 5,680mts and as a final point climb to Uhuru Peak 5,895mts the real summit.

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview

6 Days Marangu Route Itinerary

This is a full detailed day-by-day itinerary for 6 days Marangu route. It offers an immersive trekking experience through one of the most popular routes to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. This itinerary spans across six days, providing ample time for acclimatization and enjoyment of the stunning scenery along the way.



Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Distance : 8 km,
Hiking Time : 3 hours

The first day of the Marangu Route begins at the Marangu Gate, located on the northwest side of Mount Kilimanjaro. From here, hikers will descend into the lush rainforest and follow a well-maintained trail to Mandara Hut, which is located at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). The hike takes about 3-4 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.



Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Distance : 11 km,
Hiking Time : 5 hours

On the second day, you will continue with your ascent through the rainforest and reach the Horombo Hut, which is located at an altitude of 3,700 meters (12,140 feet). The hike takes about 5-6 hours and offers breathtaking views of the mountain's peaks and valleys.



Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

The third day is an acclimatization day, where you will spend the day resting and adjusting to the high altitude. It is important to note that altitude sickness can be a serious issue when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, so it is essential to take the necessary precautions and listen to your body.



Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Distance : 9 km,
Hiking Time : 5 hours

On the fourth day, you will leave Horombo Hut and ascend to Kibo Hut, which is located at an altitude of 4,700 meters (15,420 feet). The hike takes about 6-7 hours and offers spectacular views of the sunset over the plains below.



Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Distance : 9 km,
Hiking Time : 5 hours

On the fifth day, you will begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro, at an altitude of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). The hike takes about 6-8 hours and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. After reaching the summit, hikers will descend back down to Horombo Hut, where you will spend the night.



Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Distance : 20 km,
Hiking Time : 7 hours

On the final day, you will descend back down to the Marangu Gate, where the journey began. The hike takes about 7 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.



Our 6-day Marangu route package by default include Kilimanjaro White House Hotel to meet the needs for budget travellers, However if you want another hotel you can upgrade at extra cost from the following hotel options;

  • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) - USD 55 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) - USD 70 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) - USD 105 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Single Room) - USD 67 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Double Room) - USD 90 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Triple Room) - USD 120 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Single Room) - USD 81 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Double Room) - USD 110 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Triple Room) - USD 190 per night

  • Panama Garden Resort (Single Room)-USD 70 per night

  • Panama Garden Resort (Double Room)-USD 90 per night

  • Panama Garden Resort (Triple Room)-USD 120 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) - USD 130 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) - USD 150 per night

Note: if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.
If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.


  • 2-way Airport transfers

  • 2-nights Hotel accommmodation in Moshi town

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel

  • Professional, first aid qualified and experienced mountain guides

  • Medical check up and Monitoring, 2-times per day

  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

  • Accommodation in Huts

  • Sleeping Mattress

  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder

  • All meals while on the Mountain

  • Quality Mess Huts with table and chairs

  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

  • Clean, purified drinking water

  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)

  • Hut fees (part of park fees)

  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)

  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

  • Kilimanjaro summit certificate


  • Tanzania Visa

  • International and domestic flights

  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

  • Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

Payment Terms

Deposit Payment

  • Deposit is 20% of the total booking amount.

  • Deposit can be paid either via a bank transfer or an online card payment.t

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charges), this is non-refundable.

  • We offer bank accounts in 10 different currencies for bank transfer.

  • Once you make the advance payment you will receive a booking confirmation.

Balance Payment

  • Balance can be paid via bank transfer, online card payment, or with cash.

  • Bank payment can be done 15 days prior to the tour date (recommended 30 days prior).

  • Card Payment can be done 1 day prior to the tour date (recommended 7 days prior).

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charge), this is non-refundable.

  • Cash can be paid on arrival (USD printed in or after the year 2009).

Cancellation Policy

8 days and above departure

  • No cancellation fees.

0 to 7 days before departure

  • 50% of the total tour price will be charged as cancellation fees.

  • Trek can be postponed to any new date without any extra cost at any point in time.

  • The 5% surcharge paid for either or both advance and balance payments is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trek.


  • Off-season supplement = USD 90

Note : Charged for solo trekkers to start a new departure in the month of March, April, May and November. Does not apply if you join an existing group. Does not apply if others trekkers also join your new group


Available discounts for Marangu route - 6 days

  • Children between 5 years and 15 years old

  • Code: 5TO15 - USD 350 per person

  • Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania

  • Code: RESTAN - USD 210 per person

  • East African Citizens

  • Code: EAC - USD 820 per person

Price for 6 Days Marangu Route Private Trek

Please find below the prices for organizing a 6-day Marangu route private trek. The prices are based on your group size.

  • Solo Trekker - USD 1600 per person

  • Group of 2 - USD 1450 per person

  • Group of 3 - USD 1410 per person

  • Group of 4 - USD 1395 per person

  • Group of 5 - USD 1390 per person

  • Group of 6 - USD 1385 per person

  • Group of 7 - USD 1380 per person

  • Group of 8 - USD 1375 per person

  • Group of 9 - USD 1370 per person

  • Group of 10 and above - USD 1365 per person

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