Marangu Route


Marangu route is known for being the most cost efficient route. The route provides dorm like accommodations called the Horombo Huts.
The route does not provide much scenic views because the ascent and descent are along same route.

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980 m) – Mandara hut (2700 m). Hiking time: 5 hours
Day 2: Mandara hut (2700) – Horombo hut (3720 m). Hiking time: 6 hours
Day 3: Horombo hut (3720 m) – Acclimatisation day (if necessary)
Day 4: Horombo hut (3720 m) – Kibo hut (4700 m). Hiking time: 6 hours
Day 5: Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Horombo hut (3720 m). Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru – 6 hours to descend to Horombo
Day 6: Horombo hut (3720 m) – Marangu Gate (1980 m). Hiking time: 6 hours

Machame Route Some call this the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro.

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