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Kilimanjaro Trekking 7 Days Marangu Route  tour

Kilimanjaro Trekking 7 Days Marangu Route

From: $ 2,240
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  • Enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.
  • The chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut.
  • Fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Travel Theme


Cities & Attractions

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

The Marangu Route has been referred to as the ‘Coca Cola’ route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 6 days to complete it does not mean that it is easier than any other route. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.

An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Advance booking of hut accommodation is required to avoid any inconveniences. The route starts from the park headquarters in the village of Marangu and heads straight westwards towards Kibo. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.

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Kilimanjaro Trekking 7 Days Marangu Route

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5.0 out of 5 | Excellent March 2017 Recommend: Yes
The person who organized our trip was an honest one, caring of our needs and very nice. I would definitely trust this company for a Safari in Tanzania.
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I visited Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park with this company and I had a truly amazing experience: the places were astonishing and the tour was well organized. The car was comfortable and the driver was nice and he explained to us lots of curiosities and was very compliant to every request we had and, most important, he was responsible and capable which made me feel safe the all way through. Food and drinks were given for lunch, and the places where we spent the night were and clean and comfortable.
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You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged Arumeru River Lodge hotel in Arusha, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

Mandara Hut

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Horombo Hut

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Horombo Hut
Today serves as an acclimatization day. This should not be underestimated and greatly improves your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, a 4 hour trek follows to the Zebra Rocks (4020m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day.

Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Kibo Huts

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 - 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Horombo Huts

Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Horombo Huts
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Arusha. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Horombo Huts
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Box Included

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 2,240

Price Per Day:

$ 320 per person
Start DateEnd DateDouble Standard 
Jul-02-2017Jul-08-2017$ 2,240Reserve
Jul-20-2017Jul-26-2017$ 2,240Reserve
Aug-05-2017Aug-11-2017$ 2,240Reserve
Aug-14-2017Aug-20-2017$ 2,240Reserve
Sep-10-2017Sep-16-2017$ 2,240Reserve
Sep-22-2017Sep-28-2017$ 2,240Reserve
Nov-08-2017Nov-14-2017$ 2,240Reserve
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  • Deposit Price: $ 520
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 2,240

Trip Includes

  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Pre & Post trek accommodation at Arusha
  • 2 Way private airport transfers
  • Tips to mountain crew

Trip Excludes

  • Flights
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group

Meals Included:

All Meals during your Kilimanjaro Trekking is Included

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Maximum Number of People in Group: 22

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations by Expect In Africa Safari
If the tour is not paid by the due date, Expect in Africa Safari has the right to cancel the tour.

Cancellations by Customer
If the customer chooses to cancel the tour reservation, the effective date of the cancellation is the date Expect in Africa Safari receives written notification.
The cancellation penalties are as follows:
45 days from departure – deposit will be refunded
Between 30 and 45 days from departure – deposit is forfeited
30 days from departure - no refund.
All cancellations that are refunded will be refunded the above amount less any expenses incurred
Administration fees, bank charges, booking fees, etc.
No refund is available for any unused portion of the tour once commenced.
Change of Contract
Expect in Africa Safari reserves the right to alter any tour to adhere to local conditions, safety concerns, or regulations. We also retain the right to refuse any person from participating or continuing any tour if that individual causes or is deemed to cause hazard to other passengers or the local people and their cultures.
Customers with Special needs
It is the customer’s responsibility to disclose to Expect in Africa Safari, and prior to any booking, any physical or mental conditions which may be relevant. We will try to accommodate these conditions as best as possible.
No liability shall be attached to Expect in Africa Safari for the provision of an unsuitable tour, or for any person where that persons special needs have not been disclosed at the time of booking.
Special Requests
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Obligations of the Customer
The customer is responsible for checking their travel documents to ensure the dates are correct and should notify Expect in Africa Safari immediately of any errors or changes.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that their travel documentations are in order (e.g. Valid passport and visa)
If the customer does not arrive on the agreed date of the tour, Expect in Africa Safari is entitled to treat the tour as being cancelled by the customer.
The customer agrees to abide by instructions given by Expect in Africa Safari employees and agrees to indemnify the company against any loss or injury suffered as a result of failing to comply with employee instructions.
The customer agrees to conduct themselves in a proper manner so as not to cause disturbance or offence to other customers or local people.
Liability and Insurance
Expect in Africa Safari is not responsible for any loss, injury, or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the customer. In addition, Expect in Africa Safari will not be held liable for any delays or cancellations due to any type of public transport.
The customer is responsible for obtaining full travel and health insurance. It is the responsibility of the customer to read their insurance policy before they travel to ensure that the insurance provides the customer with the appropriate amount of coverage.
Passport and Visas
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure they are travelling with a valid passport. It is recommended to ensure your passport is valid for 6 months after you travel.
It is the responsibility of the customer to obtain the correct visa to enter Tanzania.

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Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 80

Trip ID#: Kili-01


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