The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.
Typically tour operators provide mattresses and pillows for climbers (sleeping bags however, need to be brought separately by trekkers).
The Marangu route can be completed in 5 days; however, it is recommended that climbers take an extra day to acclimatise at Horombo Hut.
The main setback on the Marangu Route is that the ascent is exactly the same as the descent and therefore there is not as much variety in settings compared to other routes. It also means that the route can get very crowded.
The Marangu Route success rate also tends to be low as it is usually chosen by inexperienced and unprepared trekkers who are misled to believe it is the easiest route.
Map for Mount Kilimanjaro trekking route
» Private transport from the hotel to the Park s gate (starting point for the climb)
NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES
» All National Park entry fees
» All camping fees
» 2 night's hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
» Hut fees [ Marangu route]
» Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cooks.
» 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooks(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
» Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
» Quality specious tents, sleeping mats, camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
» Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
» Qualified medical guides
» Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
» Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
» Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
» Government taxes
» Pickup and drop off to Airport
» Evacuation services
» Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
» ulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
» 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
» Portable toilet available at an additional cost (There are public toilets on the mountain)
× Items of a personal nature
× Tips for guides, porters and cook
× Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
× Snacks, personal medicine
× Meals, drinks and snacks not specified in hotel