7 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Hike, Marangu Route

Destination: Tanzania

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Destination: Tanzania

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7 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Hike, Marangu Route

The Marangu route is popularly known as the "Coca-Cola" route! It is one of the oldest trails for scaling Mt Kilimanjaro, approaching it from the southeast. Despite being one of the most scenic routes, its primary claim to fame lies in being the easiest route on the summit. Most climbers try to complete it in five days, although spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended to maximize chances of success. An additional point in favor of Marangu is its convenient accommodations: it's the only route that provides overnight stays in dormitory-style huts, making your adventure feel more like a comfortable retreat.


  • Accommodation (two nights) at a hotel in Moshi.
  • 7 Days park Entrance fees
  • 6 Nights hut fees
  • 7 Days rescue fees
  • Food 3meals every day on the mountain refers to the menu list below.
  • Cooking and eating equipment.
  • Recommended salaries to all porters, Cook, Assistant Guide, and Chief guide
  • Transfer to Marangu gate and return to Moshi after the climb.
  • Transfer from JRO to Hotel and return
  • Small company first aid kit.
  • Oximeter.
  • Oxygen tank supply.


  • Tip for the supporting crew.
  • Personal things.
  • Food and drinks at your hotel.
  • Any flight.


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Moshi.

Divulge Adventures personnel will meet and greet you at JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and transfer you to your Moshi hotel for overnight 

Meal plan: Bed & breakfast

Elevation: 1,000m to 1,200m.

Distance: 36 km

Habitat: Town

Day 2:Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara Hut

Leave the hotel for Marangu gate, where you will register. After registration, you will trek through the rainforest to Mandara hut. Use this as an opportunity to acclimate by visiting Maundi Crater.

Accommodation: Mandara Hut

Elevation: 1200 m to 1,750 m to 2,750 m

Meal plan: Bed & breakfast

Distance:  9 km

Trekking Time: 3 hours

Habitat: Montane Forest

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

After breakfast, you will climb up the rainforest and trek to Horombo hut, where you will trek through rolling moorlands and get your first clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Elevation: 2750 m to 3,807 m

Meal plan

Distance: 13km.

Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Moorlands 

Day 4: Horombo Hut

Spend an additional day in Horombo during your 6-day itinerary for acclimatization. You will hike to Mawenzi Ridge or Zebra Rock today to allow your body to adapt to higher altitudes. After this exercise, you will return to Horombo hut for lunch, resting until dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Following a good night's rest and breakfast, you'll trek past the last water point to reach Kibo Saddle, a vast desert separating the two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo—an early dinner and overnight at Kibo hut.

Accommodation: Kibo hut

Elevation(m):3807m to 4725m

Distance: 13 km

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Desert

 Day 6: Summit Day Kibo Hut camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut camp

After a light breakfast at midnight, prepare for your summit climb. Because you will be climbing to the summit at night, you will need headlamps or flashlights. It will also be very cold until you descend, so bring warm layers. The goal is to reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise by climbing before dawn. Between 4 and 6 a.m., switch back up steep scree or potentially snow to reach Gilman's Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft. At this point, you can see the legendary crater and its icecaps. After 2 hours of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the famous snow, you will arrive at Kilimanjaro's real summit, Uhuru Peak, where you will spend some time taking photos. After taking summit pictures and admiring the view, return to the Kibo Huts for lunch, rest, and equipment collection before continuing down through the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Eat supper and spend the night at Horombo Camp.

Elevation: 4,695 m to 5,895 m to 3,690 m

Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down

Hiking Time: 10-15 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert.

Day 7: Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi

After a long night's sleep, you'll rise for breakfast and pack before continuing your descent through the moorland to Mandara Huts. You will have lunch here before continuing your victorious descent through the lush forest to the Marangu Park entrance. After the gate sign-out, a vehicle will take you back to the hotel, where your certificate presentation and celebration will occur!

Elevation: 3,690 m to 1,830 m to 1,387 m

Distance: 18 km

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours