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Marangu Route

Here is a breakdown of the day to day climbig on the Marangu Route of Kilimanjaro. The overall height difference between Marangu Gate entrance and the summit of Uhuru peak is 4100 meters/13,450 feet, and the total distance is 64 km/20 miles.

Day 1: Arrival day in Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi 45 Km/27 miles. It’s a 45 minute drive.
Elevation 800M (2,624 Ft)

Day 2: Start trekking on Marangu route
Moshi to Marangu Gate 70 Km (43 miles)
Elevation 1800M (5,905 Ft) to Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft)

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft) to Horombo 3780 (12,400 ft)
Km/miles of walking 7km ( 4.43 Miles)
Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 4: Acclimatization Day
Horombo to Mawenzi Hut – Zebra Rocks

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Horombo 3780M (12,285 ft) to Kibo 4,700M (15,420 ft)
Km/Miles of walking 6 Km (miles)
Time: 5 to 6 Hrs

Day 6: Kibo Hut to the Summit, down to Horombo hut
Kibo 4,700M (15,420 ft) to Summit 5,895M (19,340 ft) back to Horombo 3780 (12,285 ft)
Km/miles of walking 10 km (6 miles)
Time: 14 to 16 hrs

Day 7: Horombo to Marangu gate
Horombo hut 3780M (12,285 ft) to Marangu gate 1800M (5,850 ft)
Km/miles of walking 4 km (2.5 miles) Ascend and 14 Km descend (8.75 miles)
Time: 5 to 7 Hr