6 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Route

6 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay (Marangu Route)

The Marangu route is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes.

Facts

Scheduled trekking:
Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route
Tourcode: 06KILMAR
From: Kilimanjaro International Airport
To: Kilimanjaro International Airport / Arusha
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 10 per group
Departure day: every Friday

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    6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking
    Marangu Route
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    Tour Language
    English / German
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    High-altitude drop off
    2 nights hotel stay
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    For experienced hikers

1 Pax price: $1,940.00

2 Pax Sharing: $1,780.00
3 Pax Sharing: $1,700.00

Day 1-8 | Tanzania

Day 2

Start: Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Finish: Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 840 m
Walking time: 3-4h


Day 3

Start: Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
Finish: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,000 m
Walking time: 5-6h


Day 4

Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Finish: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 280 m ↓ 280 m
Walking time: ca 4-5h

Day 5

Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Finish: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,000 m
Walking time: 5-6h


Day 6

Start: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Finish:
Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,195 m ↓ 2,195 m
Walking time: 12-14h


Day 7

Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Finish: Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Altitude: ↓ 1,840 m
Walking time: 6-7h

Day to Day Itinerary

Each expedition is supplied with unlimited bottled oxygen for making acclimatization less stressful.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the Meru View Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Arusha (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on-site in preparation for the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Day 2 Arusha – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Mandara hut (2,700 m)

After breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Once the necessary paperwork has been completed, your trek begins and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the black and white colobus monkeys scrambling through the lush vegetation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours later, you will reach your destination for the day, the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide will take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy wonderful views of Kenya. Evening meal and overnight stay at Mandara Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Mandara Hut (2,700 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

The day begins with an early breakfast and shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the treeline where vegetation changes to shrubs. Approximately 5 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Masai steppe. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Horombo Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Zebra Rocks (4,020 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

Today’s purpose is getting your body to acclimatise to the altitude. Acclimatisation should not be underestimated as it greatly improves your chances of reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, you will set off on a trek to Zebra Rocks. The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a cooked lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day. Overnight and evening meals at Horombo Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “last waterpoint” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly plantless plateau links the summit of Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is Kibo Hut and it should be reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Tonight is an early night to get enough rest for the upcoming summit stage. You will be woken at around 11pm. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

Today is your big day. You will start in the middle of the night when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier. You will begin the long and strenuous trek to the summit in the dark. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave (5,220 m), the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,681 m) on the crater rim. Soon you will have forgotten the cold of the night and after another 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak. Now you are standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The descent follows the same path and the lava ash will now have thawed and allowed for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can rest a while to regain your strength. After a break of 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to the Horombo Hut where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, it is early to bed for most.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Arusha

The last stage passes through the heather and moor zone to the Mandara Hut where a cooked lunch awaits you. Soon you will again be in the lush tropical rainforest and after about 6 to 7 hours of trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. After saying goodbye to your mountain crew you will be taken back to the Meru View Lodge. At the hotel, you can have a warm shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. You will have dinner and spend the night at Meru View Lodge.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip to Tanzania and go on a safari or relax at the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast

Is there an age limitation for this climb?

According to the national park authorities, children under the age of 10 years are only allowed to hike until Shira Camp (3845 m). There are no official restrictions for children above the age of 10 years but because the chances of children succumbing to mountain sickness are a lot higher than they are with adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. Please note that children of all ages have to be accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Although there is no maximum age restriction, a medical check-up is advisable for climbers above the age of 60.

How big can I expect the group to be and where are the other climbers from?

Groups can be anywhere between 2 and 14 and climbers come from far and wide.

Do I have to be extremely fit?

Africa’s highest peak is one of the only mountains of this magnitude that can be conquered without you being an experienced alpinist. However, it goes without saying that you should be healthy and fit to master the 4-6 hour daily hikes as well as the 12-14 hour hike on the night of the summit. In addition thereto, strong willpower and endurance is required.

What kind of weather is to be expected and when is the best time to travel?

The warmest time with the least rainfall is between December and February, followed by the main rainy season from March until the beginning of June. Between June and October, temperatures are moderate with almost no rainfall. November is regarded as the small rainy season and daily short rainfalls with cloudy views are common.

The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October and although it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro in the main rainy season, we strongly discourage anyone from doing so.

What can I expect from the route?

The Marangu Route is often considered as the easiest route to the summit. Compared to other routes, the ascent is more gradual and although both the ascent and descent follow the same route, you will be rewarded with excellent panoramic views throughout your trek (weather permitting).

What meals will be provided and what type of food can I expect?

  • Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • For breakfast, there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc.
  • For dinner, you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables.
  • While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our utmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

How do I cope with the altitude?

Almost everybody climbing Kilimanjaro will be affected by the altitude in some or another way. Top athletes are just as much at risk of suffering from it as are people who are out of shape. Headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea are all signs of possible mountain sickness. Symptoms are mostly mild, enabling you to continue your hike and only in very few instances are symptoms more acute, making an immediate descent unavoidable. Severe altitude sickness is a serious matter and you should bear in mind that it can be life-threatening and at worst lead to death. It is also important to replace lost body fluids due to physical activity by drinking enough water. We suggest two to four litres per day along with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.

What happens in the event of an emergency?

  • Mountain rescue services in Tanzania can in no sense be compared to the ones found in the European Alps for example. If you find yourself unable to walk, you will either be carried or transported on a wheeled stretcher. As this is by all means a very unpleasant experience, it is important that you only push yourself as far as your body allows. Helicopters are hardly ever deployed as they can only land at a lower altitude.
  • Please also make sure your health insurance covers you while travelling. If you are not adequately covered, we urge you to take out suitable travel insurance assuring all your medical expenses including rescue and repatriation costs are covered.

What about tipping?

  • Tips for the mountain crew are common practice. Gratuities are a large portion of the crew’s income and thus highly appreciated. Below are some recommendations from our side (per group, not per person):

    Guide: 15-18 USD per day
    Assistant Guide: 12-15 USD per day
    Cook: 8-10 USD per day
    Waiter: 7-9 USD per day
    Porter: 6-7 USD per day

Where will I sleep?

You will overnight in basic mountain huts.

Should I bring some extra money?

  • Yes you should bring some extra money for tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • If you are bringing USD, please make sure the bills have been be printed after 2004 as any earlier printed ones will not be accepted.

What kind of clothes and gear do you recommend?

  • There are a few things you should pack for a Kilimanjaro climb and as the list is quite extensive, you will receive a detailed packing list from us once you have confirmed the booking.
  • For your convenience, we also rent out all essential clothing items and other gear.

What are Tanzania's visa requirements?

  • For most travellers it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival but nevertheless, it is every visitor’s obligation to check the latest visa regulations with their respective embassies.
  • Every traveller is responsible to be in the possession of the required travel documents.

What about vaccinations and malaria?

  • Officially, no vaccinations are required by the Tanzanian health department. However, Tanzania is a yellow fever region and thus we advise that you get yourself vaccinated for this.
  • In general we also recommend that you have all other shots such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B up to date.
  • Malaria is present in Tanzania but there are no mosquitoes at high altitude. It is your own choice if you wish to take any precautionary medication, but we suggest that you consult your doctor or travel clinic in this matter.

Dates & Rates for Kilimanjaro Machame Route from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha

Marangu Route 6 Days 1 Pax 2 Pax Sharing 3 Pax Sharing
05/08/2022 12/08/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
12/08/2022 19/08/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
19/08/2022 26/08/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
26/08/2022 02/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
02/09/2022 09/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
09/09/2022 16/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
16/09/2022 23/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
23/09/2022 30/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
30/09/2022 07/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
07/10/2022 14/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
14/10/2022 21/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
21/10/2022 28/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
28/10/2022 04/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
04/11/2022 11/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
11/11/2022 18/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
18/11/2022 25/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
25/11/2022 02/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
02/12/2022 09/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/12/2022 10/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
09/12/2022 16/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
16/12/2022 23/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
23/12/2022 30/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
30/12/2022 06/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
06/01/2023 13/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
11/01/2023 18/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
13/01/2023 20/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
20/01/2023 27/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
27/01/2023 03/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/02/2023 10/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
10/02/2023 17/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
17/02/2023 24/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
24/02/2023 03/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
01/03/2023 08/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/03/2023 10/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
10/03/2023 17/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
17/03/2023 24/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
24/03/2023 31/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
31/03/2023 07/04/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
02/06/2023 09/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
09/06/2023 16/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
16/06/2023 23/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
23/06/2023 30/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
30/06/2023 07/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
07/07/2023 14/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
14/07/2023 21/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
21/07/2023 28/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
28/07/2023 04/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
04/08/2023 11/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
11/08/2023 18/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
18/08/2023 25/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
25/08/2023 01/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
01/09/2023 08/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
08/09/2023 15/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
15/09/2023 22/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
22/09/2023 29/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
29/09/2023 06/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
06/10/2023 13/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
13/10/2023 20/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
20/10/2023 27/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
27/10/2023 03/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/11/2023 10/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
04/11/2023 11/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
10/11/2023 17/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
17/11/2023 24/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
24/11/2023 01/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
01/12/2023 08/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/12/2023 10/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
08/12/2023 15/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
15/12/2023 22/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
22/12/2023 29/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
29/12/2023 05/01/2024  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
Highlights

Day 1-8 | Tanzania

Day 2

Start: Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Finish: Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 840 m
Walking time: 3-4h


Day 3

Start: Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
Finish: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,000 m
Walking time: 5-6h


Day 4

Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Finish: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 280 m ↓ 280 m
Walking time: ca 4-5h

Day 5

Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Finish: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,000 m
Walking time: 5-6h


Day 6

Start: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
Finish:
Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,195 m ↓ 2,195 m
Walking time: 12-14h


Day 7

Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)
Finish: Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
Altitude: ↓ 1,840 m
Walking time: 6-7h

Itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

Each expedition is supplied with unlimited bottled oxygen for making acclimatization less stressful.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the Meru View Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Arusha (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on-site in preparation for the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Day 2 Arusha – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Mandara hut (2,700 m)

After breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Once the necessary paperwork has been completed, your trek begins and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the black and white colobus monkeys scrambling through the lush vegetation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours later, you will reach your destination for the day, the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide will take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy wonderful views of Kenya. Evening meal and overnight stay at Mandara Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Mandara Hut (2,700 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

The day begins with an early breakfast and shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the treeline where vegetation changes to shrubs. Approximately 5 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Masai steppe. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Horombo Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Zebra Rocks (4,020 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

Today’s purpose is getting your body to acclimatise to the altitude. Acclimatisation should not be underestimated as it greatly improves your chances of reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, you will set off on a trek to Zebra Rocks. The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a cooked lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day. Overnight and evening meals at Horombo Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

Today’s stage is long and tough. The trail passes the “last waterpoint” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly plantless plateau links the summit of Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is Kibo Hut and it should be reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Tonight is an early night to get enough rest for the upcoming summit stage. You will be woken at around 11pm. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

Today is your big day. You will start in the middle of the night when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier. You will begin the long and strenuous trek to the summit in the dark. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave (5,220 m), the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,681 m) on the crater rim. Soon you will have forgotten the cold of the night and after another 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak. Now you are standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The descent follows the same path and the lava ash will now have thawed and allowed for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can rest a while to regain your strength. After a break of 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to the Horombo Hut where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, it is early to bed for most.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Arusha

The last stage passes through the heather and moor zone to the Mandara Hut where a cooked lunch awaits you. Soon you will again be in the lush tropical rainforest and after about 6 to 7 hours of trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. After saying goodbye to your mountain crew you will be taken back to the Meru View Lodge. At the hotel, you can have a warm shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. You will have dinner and spend the night at Meru View Lodge.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip to Tanzania and go on a safari or relax at the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast

FAQ

Is there an age limitation for this climb?

According to the national park authorities, children under the age of 10 years are only allowed to hike until Shira Camp (3845 m). There are no official restrictions for children above the age of 10 years but because the chances of children succumbing to mountain sickness are a lot higher than they are with adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. Please note that children of all ages have to be accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Although there is no maximum age restriction, a medical check-up is advisable for climbers above the age of 60.

How big can I expect the group to be and where are the other climbers from?

Groups can be anywhere between 2 and 14 and climbers come from far and wide.

Do I have to be extremely fit?

Africa’s highest peak is one of the only mountains of this magnitude that can be conquered without you being an experienced alpinist. However, it goes without saying that you should be healthy and fit to master the 4-6 hour daily hikes as well as the 12-14 hour hike on the night of the summit. In addition thereto, strong willpower and endurance is required.

What kind of weather is to be expected and when is the best time to travel?

The warmest time with the least rainfall is between December and February, followed by the main rainy season from March until the beginning of June. Between June and October, temperatures are moderate with almost no rainfall. November is regarded as the small rainy season and daily short rainfalls with cloudy views are common.

The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October and although it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro in the main rainy season, we strongly discourage anyone from doing so.

What can I expect from the route?

The Marangu Route is often considered as the easiest route to the summit. Compared to other routes, the ascent is more gradual and although both the ascent and descent follow the same route, you will be rewarded with excellent panoramic views throughout your trek (weather permitting).

What meals will be provided and what type of food can I expect?

  • Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • For breakfast, there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc.
  • For dinner, you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables.
  • While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our utmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

How do I cope with the altitude?

Almost everybody climbing Kilimanjaro will be affected by the altitude in some or another way. Top athletes are just as much at risk of suffering from it as are people who are out of shape. Headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea are all signs of possible mountain sickness. Symptoms are mostly mild, enabling you to continue your hike and only in very few instances are symptoms more acute, making an immediate descent unavoidable. Severe altitude sickness is a serious matter and you should bear in mind that it can be life-threatening and at worst lead to death. It is also important to replace lost body fluids due to physical activity by drinking enough water. We suggest two to four litres per day along with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.

What happens in the event of an emergency?

  • Mountain rescue services in Tanzania can in no sense be compared to the ones found in the European Alps for example. If you find yourself unable to walk, you will either be carried or transported on a wheeled stretcher. As this is by all means a very unpleasant experience, it is important that you only push yourself as far as your body allows. Helicopters are hardly ever deployed as they can only land at a lower altitude.
  • Please also make sure your health insurance covers you while travelling. If you are not adequately covered, we urge you to take out suitable travel insurance assuring all your medical expenses including rescue and repatriation costs are covered.

What about tipping?

  • Tips for the mountain crew are common practice. Gratuities are a large portion of the crew’s income and thus highly appreciated. Below are some recommendations from our side (per group, not per person):

    Guide: 15-18 USD per day
    Assistant Guide: 12-15 USD per day
    Cook: 8-10 USD per day
    Waiter: 7-9 USD per day
    Porter: 6-7 USD per day

Where will I sleep?

You will overnight in basic mountain huts.

Should I bring some extra money?

  • Yes you should bring some extra money for tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • If you are bringing USD, please make sure the bills have been be printed after 2004 as any earlier printed ones will not be accepted.

What kind of clothes and gear do you recommend?

  • There are a few things you should pack for a Kilimanjaro climb and as the list is quite extensive, you will receive a detailed packing list from us once you have confirmed the booking.
  • For your convenience, we also rent out all essential clothing items and other gear.

What are Tanzania's visa requirements?

  • For most travellers it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival but nevertheless, it is every visitor’s obligation to check the latest visa regulations with their respective embassies.
  • Every traveller is responsible to be in the possession of the required travel documents.

What about vaccinations and malaria?

  • Officially, no vaccinations are required by the Tanzanian health department. However, Tanzania is a yellow fever region and thus we advise that you get yourself vaccinated for this.
  • In general we also recommend that you have all other shots such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B up to date.
  • Malaria is present in Tanzania but there are no mosquitoes at high altitude. It is your own choice if you wish to take any precautionary medication, but we suggest that you consult your doctor or travel clinic in this matter.
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Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates for Kilimanjaro Machame Route from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha

Marangu Route 6 Days 1 Pax 2 Pax Sharing 3 Pax Sharing
05/08/2022 12/08/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
12/08/2022 19/08/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
19/08/2022 26/08/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
26/08/2022 02/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
02/09/2022 09/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
09/09/2022 16/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
16/09/2022 23/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
23/09/2022 30/09/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
30/09/2022 07/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
07/10/2022 14/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
14/10/2022 21/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
21/10/2022 28/10/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
28/10/2022 04/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
04/11/2022 11/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
11/11/2022 18/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
18/11/2022 25/11/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
25/11/2022 02/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
02/12/2022 09/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/12/2022 10/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
09/12/2022 16/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
16/12/2022 23/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
23/12/2022 30/12/2022  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
30/12/2022 06/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
06/01/2023 13/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
11/01/2023 18/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
13/01/2023 20/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
20/01/2023 27/01/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
27/01/2023 03/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/02/2023 10/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
10/02/2023 17/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
17/02/2023 24/02/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
24/02/2023 03/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
01/03/2023 08/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/03/2023 10/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
10/03/2023 17/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
17/03/2023 24/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
24/03/2023 31/03/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
31/03/2023 07/04/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
02/06/2023 09/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
09/06/2023 16/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
16/06/2023 23/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
23/06/2023 30/06/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
30/06/2023 07/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
07/07/2023 14/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
14/07/2023 21/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
21/07/2023 28/07/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
28/07/2023 04/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
04/08/2023 11/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
11/08/2023 18/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
18/08/2023 25/08/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
25/08/2023 01/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
01/09/2023 08/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
08/09/2023 15/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
15/09/2023 22/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
22/09/2023 29/09/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
29/09/2023 06/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
06/10/2023 13/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
13/10/2023 20/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
20/10/2023 27/10/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
27/10/2023 03/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/11/2023 10/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
04/11/2023 11/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
10/11/2023 17/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
17/11/2023 24/11/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
24/11/2023 01/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
01/12/2023 08/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
03/12/2023 10/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
08/12/2023 15/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
15/12/2023 22/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
22/12/2023 29/12/2023  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00
29/12/2023 05/01/2024  $1,940.00  $1,780.00  $1,700.00

Tour price includes / excludes (climbing)

Rest assured – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be successful.

Included in the price

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfer

Excluded from the price

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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