Marangu Route

The Marangu Route is one of the most popular and accessible routes for climbers seeking to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. This trekking trail offers a unique and breath-taking adventure, taking climbers through diverse landscapes and showcasing the natural beauty of Tanzania.

The Marangu Route starts from the Marangu Gate, which is easily reachable from Moshi, a bustling town in Tanzania. This accessibility makes it a preferred choice for many climbers, especially those who are new to mountaineering. The well-maintained trail offers a smooth and gradual ascent, making it suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels.

As climbers ascend the Marangu Route Kilimanjaro, they are treated to breath-taking views of the surrounding landscapes. The trail winds through lush rainforests, where colourful flora and fauna abound. Streams and waterfalls add to the picturesque scenery, offering a serene backdrop for trekkers.

The Marangu Route also offers a unique cultural experience. As climbers pass through local villages, they have the opportunity to interact with the Chagga people, who are known for their warm hospitality. This allows trekkers to gain insights into the local culture, traditions, and way of life, adding a deeper dimension to their adventure.

Unlike other routes, the Marangu Route features shared huts for overnight stays instead of camping. These huts provide a comfortable resting place for climbers, equipped with bunk beds and basic amenities. Staying in the huts fosters a sense of camaraderie among fellow climbers, making the journey more enjoyable and social.

Reaching Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, is the ultimate goal of climbers on the Marangu Route. The final push to the summit is an arduous but rewarding challenge. As the sun rises, trekkers are greeted with awe-inspiring panoramic views from the highest point in Africa, an experience that will be etched in their memories forever.The Marangu Route typically takes around 5 to 6 days to complete, including time for acclimatization. This duration allows climbers to adjust to the increasing altitude, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness.

The Marangu Route is a captivating trekking trail that provides an unforgettable experience for those seeking to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. With its accessibility, stunning scenery, cultural immersion, and comfortable accommodation, this route appeals to a wide range of adventurers.

Whether you're a novice climber or an experienced mountaineer, the Marangu Route offers an opportunity to challenge yourself, witness the beauty of Tanzania, and stand atop the majestic Roof of Africa.

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Among the various routes to reach the, the Marangu Route stands out as a remarkable choice, offering immersive views, diverse landscapes, and an unforgettable experience.

7 DAYS Marangu ROUTE

  Ages 8+   $2145

The Marangu Route is one of the most popular and accessible routes for climbers seeking

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Marangu At A Glance


The total distance of Marangu on Kilimanjaro is 72 km/ 45 miles.


Marangu routes take 6 days to complete.

Difficulty Level  

The difficulty level on Marangu Route is high and hikers on this route suffer from poor acclimatisation.

Success Rate

Due to the poor acclimatisation, Marangu Route has the lowest success rate (just 50%).

Marangu Travel Faq

1 How busy is Marangu Route?

The Marangu route is a popular choice for many hikers because of its gradual slope and direct path. At peak season this route can get crowded.

2 What kind of accommodation you will get on Marangu Route?

On Marangu Route, you will get a hut kind of accommodation. And, this is the only route which proves this kind of accommodation. These huts are well-equipped with all basic facilities including running water and flushing toilets.

3 What is the climbing cost on Marangu Route?

$2500-$3000 per person is the climbing cost on Marangu Route.


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