Marangu Route Itinerary

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Itinerary

Starting Point:  Marangu Gate (1,860 m - 6,100 ft)

Duration:  5 days (acclimatization day can be added at Horombo)

Marangu Gate (1,860 m/6,100 ft) – Mandara Huts (2,700m/8,860 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 840 m/2,760 ft
Mandara Huts – Horombo Huts (3,700 m/12,140 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 12 km/7.2 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,000 m/3,280 ft
Horombo Huts – Kibo Huts (4,700 m/15,420 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,000 m/3,280 ft
Summit attempt via Gilman’s Point (5,700 m/18,700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3,700 m/12,200 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles ascent + 15 km/9.5 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down the overall walking time may vary from (10–16) hours
Altitude gain: 1,000 m/3,280 ft (Gilman’s Point) or 1,195 m/3,920 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2,195 m/7,200 ft
Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate
Highlights:
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1,840 m/6,040 ft
+ Day 1
Marangu Gate (1,860 m/6,100 ft) – Mandara Huts (2,700m/8,860 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 840 m/2,760 ft
+ Day 2
Mandara Huts – Horombo Huts (3,700 m/12,140 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 12 km/7.2 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,000 m/3,280 ft
+ Day 3
Horombo Huts – Kibo Huts (4,700 m/15,420 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,000 m/3,280 ft
+ Day 4
Summit attempt via Gilman’s Point (5,700 m/18,700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3,700 m/12,200 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles ascent + 15 km/9.5 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down the overall walking time may vary from (10–16) hours
Altitude gain: 1,000 m/3,280 ft (Gilman’s Point) or 1,195 m/3,920 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2,195 m/7,200 ft
+ Day 5
Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate
Highlights:
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1,840 m/6,040 ft