Marangu Route Trackers
Marangu Route Trackers

The Marangu route generally starts at Marangu Gate (1980m) from where you will head towards to Mandara Hut, where you will have hut accommodation as this is the only route on Kilimanjaro which offers hut accommodation. The Mandara camps’ capacity is around 60 climbers with piped water facility and flush toilet facilities.  The next day your trek begins from the Mandara Hut to Horombo hut (3720m). Horombo hut has a capacity of 120 beds so sleeping won’t be a problem. From Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut(4700m). The trail is a bit a rocky and steep. The night accommodation at Kibo huts consists of 60 bunk beds in blockhouses built with stones. The ascent to the summit begins at midnight. So, you will have an early dinner and turn in early by 7 pm. The ascent to the summit begins at midnight. The first part is a steep ascent into darkness and after 90 minutes of trekking, you will pass Williams Point (5,000 m). As you continue the trek you’d before long reach Hans Meyer Cave (5,150 m). Your pre-summit goal of Gillman’s purpose is currently on the subject of associate degree hour of a trek away. The trek to the Gilman point is a tricky one as it’s a steep and zigzag ascent negotiating large rocks. From Gilman’s point, it’s just about an hour and a half to reach the summit at Uhuru peak. Bask in the glory of your achievement for a few moments and then make your descent towards Kibo hut (4,700 m) where you will have a heavy breakfast and brief stop for rest. From Kibo hut, it’s simply another three-hour descent to achieve Horombo hut (3,720 m) wherever you’ll have your dinner. After breakfast, you will continue your descent from Horombo hut passing through Mandara hut (2,700 m) all the way to down reach the Marangu gate; where you will receive your summit certificates from the park office as recognition of your efforts.