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itinerary Overview

The Marangu route is a popular route and also the cheapest. It is the only route that offers mountain huts instead of tents for the overnight stays. The route leads straight up to the summit and down again via the same route. Altitude changes per day are significant, which is why this route is only suitable for experienced climbers.

The ascent via the Marangu route takes a total of five days. However, it is recommended to add an extra day to give your body time to adjust to the high altitude. If you choose to do so, you can stay an extra night in Horombo huts on the fourth day and make an acclimatization hike. This extra day significantly increases your chances of reaching the summit.

You provide professional guides, porters and a cook to accompany you on your ascent via Marangu route. They will check your physical and mental wellbeing every morning and evening with special equipment. Our chefs will prepare delicious mountain food for you, as this also increases your chance to summit. Feel free to ask us for the menu – we happily send it to you. When you request a quote from us for climbing Kilimanjaro via Marangu route, you will also receive a number of informative documents to help you prepare.

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How fit do you need to be to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu route?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a real challenge due to the altitude, rate of ascent and different temperatures. During an average climbing day you will walk 6-7 hours. If you are healthy and fit it is absolutely within reach. There are many things you can do to increase your chances to reach the summit and to make sure you enjoy the trek. It’s important you take your time. Don’t hike too fast so your body has time to adapt and acclimatize. Being in good shape also makes the climb much easier. Go hiking a few months before the climb, especially multiple day hikes are excellent training. But also running and aerobic exercise are a good preparation. It is always difficult to predict who will be affected by altitude sickness. What you can do to prevent altitude sickness is to take an extra day to adjust (between day 3 and day 4). If you stay an extra day in the Horombo Hut you give your body more time to acclimatize. This will increase the chance of reaching the summit successfully. The price for an extra day are $ 329 per person.

If you like advice on how to prepare yourself for climbing Kilimanjaro, you can always contact us or read our blog

 How to book this Kilimanjaro adventure?

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Price information

8 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro expedition, Marangu route in 5 days!

2 persons

4 persons

6 persons

Low season
(March + April + May + November 1st – December 19th)




Mid season
(the rest of the year)




High season
(July + August + 20 dec – 10 jan)




* Above prices are per person


  • Pick up Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to lodge/hotel
  • Transfer lodge/hotel to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Private guide speaking fluently English
  • Private cook speaking fluently English
  • Park Fees for national park
  • Porters who carry your luggage
  • Accommodation in huts
  • Chairs and tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dinner-tent
  • Rescue fee


  • International flight tickets and tourist visa
  • Accommodation on day of arrival and departure
  • Insurances (travel, flying doctors etc)

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