5 Day Kilimanjaro Climbing ? Marangu Route is only route that has the luxury of sleeping huts along the way with evening meals taken in a communal dining area.
There are even showers (cold) and some flush toilets, which to some are actually a bit of a luxury on the mountain also is the most popular ascending route and is well established route on Kilimanjaro and is the perfect for those with no camping experience
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara hut (2700m
After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).
Day 2: Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft)..
Day 3: Horombo hut (3720m) – Kibo hut (4700m
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)
Day 4: SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour?s walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight.
Day 5: Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
Return to a hotel in Moshi/Arusha. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either safari, airport or shuttle to Nairobi