Enjoy the popular Marangu route, the original route to the summit.
Benefit from a high guide to client ratio, taking six day to reach the summit.
Gaze a shadows cast upon the plains below, and fearsome glaciers that line the route.
The original route taken to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route offers a great opportunity to scale this famous peak. Offering dorm style accommodation, a greater degree of comfort is available to hikers.
This route has one of the lower success rates on paper, due to the number of people attempting this route over five days. Taking the proper acclimatisation process, and six days to complete the route, offers a significantly higher degree of success than the statistics would suggest.
Enjoy the benefit of dorm accommodation along this route, offering higher comfort levels at night.
Professionally organised adventures, ensuring participants are well looked after, every step of the way.
Follow in the footsteps of many, taking the most popular and oldest route to the top.
Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO)
Kilimanjaro Airport Road
Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport to take a transfer to the hotel. Meet with representatives for a pre-trek briefing.
Take a transfer to the Marangu Gate for registration. Start the ascent along a cleared ridge trail through the rainforest. Spend the first night at Mandara Hut.
Follow the trail through a short stretch of forest, skirting the base of the Maundi Crater before leaving the forests behind, entering the moorland zone.
An acclimatisation day with a hike towards Mawenzi to assist with altitude preparedness.
Continue the ascent through the Alpine desert zone. An early night in preparation for the summit bid.
Waking at around 2330, take tea and biscuits before leaving in search of the summit. Follow a rocky path to the Hans Mayer point, before following a number of switchbacks as the path climbs to Gilman's Point at 5681m. This is a very steep section with scree fields, testing both physical and mental resilience. From Gilman's point there is usually snow all the way to the summit. Arrive at the summit of Kilimanjaro at 5985m to drink in the views and take photographs. It's a three hour descent to Kibo Hut, before continuing to Horombo hut, a further three hours hike. Enjoy the last evening meal on the mountain before a hard-earned sleep.
After breakfast, hike down to Marangu Gate to collect the summit certificate. transfer to the hotel for a shower and celebration.
Transfer to the airport to start the journey home.
This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.
All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.
Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.
All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
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The crew was fantastic, food was amazing and the guys were always going above and beyond to make the journey pleasant .
For the safari , Tony is super knowledgeable and a really nice fella to show you around. Overall, a BiG thank you to Emmanuel— brother you made it all happen without a hiccup and went above and beyond to make my stay in Tanzania pleasant. | Rishi
The trekking guides shared their knowledge about the scenery, the mountain, and the trek throughout our time together. Our whole group was able to reach Uhuru Peak because of the guides. | Mark
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