Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route

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Marangu Route: Mount Kilimanjaro

Duration: 5 days

Length: 64 kilometers / 40 miles round trip

Marangu route Kilimanjaro route mapDAY 1: Nairobi-Moshi-

Boards shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

Day 2 - Marangu Gate (1860 m/6100 ft) - Mandara Huts (2700m/8860 ft)

Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Altitude gain: 840 m/2760 ft

Day 3 - Mandara Huts - Horombo Huts (3700 m/12140 ft)

Walking distance: 12 km/7.2 miles

Walking time: 5-7 hours

Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 ft

Day 4 - Horombo Huts - Kibo Huts (4700 m/15420 ft)

Walking distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles

Walking time: 5-7 hours

Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 ft

Day 5 - Summit attempt via Gilman's Point (5700 m/18700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m/12200 ft)  Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles ascent + 15 km/9.5 miles descent

Climbing Kilimanjaro Marangu routeWalking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours) Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman's Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak)

Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft

Day 6 - Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate-Keys Hotel

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles

Walking time: 5 hours

Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft

DAY 7: After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either: 

(a) The National Park (This can be arranged) 

(b) Kilimanjaro International Airport 

(c) Arusha Town 

(d) Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30 Pm