Mount Kilimanjaro 5 day - 5 Days


The Marangu Route is the oldest route on Kilimanjaro. It’s also known as the “Tourist Route” and the “Coca-Cola Route” due to its popularity and reputation as an easy route. The Marangu route is steady and gradual and the path is comfortable and easy to walk on. The Marangu route also offers hut accommodation at every campsite, which offers shelter against wind and rain. Despite the fact that Marangu has the reputation of an easy route, it actually has the lowest summiting success rate of all the routes. This is partly due to the fact that it is the shortest route and can be done in just 5 days, which does not offer you adequate acclimatization time. It is recommended that you do this route in 6 days to provide more acclimatization time and a better chance to reach the summit.

Day 1
Day 1: Marangu Gate (altitude: 1860m) to Mandara Hut (altitude: 2700m)

After breakfast at your hotel in Moshi you will be transferred to Marangu Gate, where you will register and complete park formalities. You will start your trek through the fascinating and dense rainforest. You will have lunch at the Kisamboni picnic area, the halfway point of the day. You will walk for another hour and a half until you reach the first hut, known as Mandara Hut.

Hiking time: approximately 3 hours

Day 2
Day 2: Mandara Hut (altitude: 2700m) to Horombo Hut (altitude: 3700m)

The day begins with an early breakfast and you will ascend through an alpine meadow. As the altitude increases you will slow your walking speed. On the way you will enjoy the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. You will arrive at Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Hiking time: approximately 9 hours

Day 3
Day 3: Horombo Hut (altitude: 3700m) to Kibo Hut (altitude: 4720m)

You will leave Horombo Hut and start your ascent through the alpine desert in the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. Once you reach Kibo Hut you will be served an early dinner and then rest early in preparation for the summit attempt.

Hiking time: approximately 7-8 hours

Day 4
Day 4: Kibo Hut (4720m) to Uhuru Peak summit (altitude: 5895m) to Horombo Hut (altitude: 3710m)

At midnight, after a cup of hot tea or coffee and snacks, you will begin your ascent to the summit. This climb is steep and demanding and you will use your headlamp to light the way. You will climb slowly in the darkness until you reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5681m), where you will rest and enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. After hiking for another two hours you will reach Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point on Kilimanjaro! After a short break to celebrate and take pictures on the roof of Africa, you will descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast and lunch. After a few hours of rest at the camp you will descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Hiking time: approximately 13-15 hours

Day 5
Day 5: Horombo Hut (altitude: 3710m) to Marangu gate (altitude: 1860m)

After breakfast you will start your final day descending through the moorland zone to Mandara hut (2700m), where you will take a break for hot lunch. After lunch you will continue trekking through tropical rainforest to reach Marangu gate. At the gate you will complete park formalities and receive your certificate. After saying goodbye to your crew a car will take you to your hotel in Moshi.

Hiking time: approximately 8 hours

What is included :

  • Private Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the hotel the first and last day.
  • Transfer to Mount Kilimanjaro the first and the last day after the treks.
  • Hut or camping fees.
  • Park fees/Taxes.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Chief guide, Assistant guides, Porters and Chef/cook.
  • Rescue fee.
  • Three meals a day. (breakfast, lunch, dinner.)
  • Hot tea/Coffee before meals.
  • Mineral water.
  • Tent, Sleeping pads and Private Dining.
  • Cooking equipments and eating utensils.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Oxy-meter.
  • All government taxes(VAT inclusive)
  • Allowances for the crew.

What is not included :

  • Accommodations before and after the treks(We can arrange on request)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tip for crew (guide, porters & cook).
  • Visa.
  • Health insurance.
  • Items of personal nature and non mentioned above.
  • Personal gears.

5 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

1 – 2 People = 1920 USD Each
3 – 4 People = 1908 USD Each
5 – 6 People = 1860 USD Each
7 + People = 1860 USD Each

Packing List for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro


  • Short-sleeve and long-sleeve trekking shirts
  • Hiking trousers
  • Base layer (top and bottom)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Winter jacket
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Underwear
  • Glove liners
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Warm socks and trekking socks
  • Sports bras
  • Calf gaiters (optional but recommended)
  • Sturdy, worn-in hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sturdy sandals or other shoes to wear at camp
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Buff, neck gaiter or warm scarf


  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip salve with UV protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Small personal first aid kit, including moleskin for blisters and general medication such as Imodium (loperamide), Pepto Bismol, and pain relievers (Ibuprofen).
  • Diamox (Acetazolamide) (optional)
  • Toilet paper (1 roll)
  • Feminine hygiene products


  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Camera and spare batteries and memory card
  • GoPro and spare batteries (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • 80-90 L duffle bag (will be carried by a porter)
  • 20-30 L daypack
  • Daypack raincover
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Inflatable pillow (optional)
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (3-liter capacity or more)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks (energy bars or trail mix)
  • Drink mix such as Gatorade
  • Handkerchief or small towel
  • Passport, visa, insurance, Yellow Fever Card
  • Cash for tipping guides

*Emelika Safaris will provide tents and sleeping pads

*If there is any gear you can’t obtain, it can be rented from us

Day Pack: You will carry a day pack while you are trekking each day. Your day pack should weigh between 5-10 kg and should include the following items: personal first aid kit, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, rain pants, fleece sweater, water bottle, snacks, gloves, hiking poles, camera.

Luggage: Belongings such as clothing, toiletries, sleeping bag, extra gear etc. should be packed in a soft duffel bag or backpack. Your luggage should ideally be waterproof, but you will be provided with a protective bag as an extra layer of protection from the elements. Your luggage will be carried by a porter and should weigh no more than 15 kg.

Drinking water: You will be provided with clean drinking water for the entirety of the trek. Our porters will fetch water from water springs along the route and our cook will boil and filter the water for safety. Clients can bring water purification tablets if desired.

Meals: You will be provided with three meals each day, except for the final day which excludes dinner. Our cooks provide excellent, energy-rich meals and they can accommodate those with food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Accommodation: The accommodation is in tents at campsites, except for the Marangu Route, where the accommodation is in huts. We provide the tents and sleeping pads. The huts along the Marangu Route have mattresses and pillows provided.

Mount Kilimanjaro can’t be trekked without these core elements:

  • Guides: Every group will be led by a chief guide who is in charge of the trek. All of our guides are fluent in English (and some guides can speak additional languages such as German, French or Spanish), have first aid training, and hold a valid license to lead treks on Kilimanjaro.  The chief guide ensures the safety of the clients and will evacuate you to the nearest gate in case of any emergency. Depending on the size of your group you may also be accompanied by assistant guides who also have first aid training and valid licenses to lead treks up the mountain.
  • Cooks: Our cooks are trained to hygienically prepare tasty and nutritious food on the mountain. Our cooks will prepare you three meals a day of high-energy food that will give you the energy you need to climb up the mountain. Our cooks can also accommodate clients will allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Porters: Porters are an essential part of the mountain crew as they will carry all of the equipment up the mountain like tents, fuel, luggage, food, water, and other supplies.

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Price From ZAR R 28,000/person
Total R 28,000 ZAR
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