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Marangu Route Itinerary

(Note: altitudes and distances are approximations. Different sources will give you different numbers.)

Starting Point: Marangu Gate (1860 m/6100 ft)

Duration: 5 days (acclimatization day can be added at Horombo)

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Marangu Route – Climbing Kilimanjaro

 

Day 1 – 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 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – 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
Walking 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 5 – Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft

If you feel the altitude you will be surprised at how hard this is. The path doesn’t LOOK steep, and it isn’t (except maybe for the very last section), but the lack of oxygen turns the hike into a major effort.

The landscape can be quite dramatic, open and windswept, with big clouds rolling across it. Many people really enjoy this part. But it all depends how well acclimatized you are.

You will be looking at Kibo the whole time, and you will be having a good view of the challenge that lies ahead for you tonight

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