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It is a must to book this trek well in advance. Marangu route is the most popular trek and the numbers of visitors allowed to climb this route is strictly regulated.
 
Day 1 In order to acclimatize it is recommended that you spend one night in Marangu village. This will help with your climb. Meet your guide in Marangu and have a pre-climb briefing.
Day 2

Start your climb walking through rainforest until you reach the first hut.

Mandara Hut, 2,752 meters

Climbing time 3 hours

Day 3

Climb the ascending path through alpine meadow. Here the altitude will slow your pace, take your time with this part of the climb enjoying the flora and the views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

Horombo Hut 3,780 meters

Climb time 5 hours

Day 4

Today the landscape becomes rugged and rocky with groundsels and lobelias appearing.

Overnight: Kibo Hut 4,730 meters

Climb time 5 hours

UHURU PEAK - starting at about 1 am while the scree is still frozen. Climb the steep assent to Gilman's Point [the most difficult and tiring part of the climb] walk along the rim to Uhuru Peak - this is a one hours walk from Gilman's Point. Take your photographs and then start the decent. Overnight at Horombo Hut.

Uhuru Peak 5,680 meters

Climb time 6 hours

  Day 6

Descend to the Marangu Gate - return to the hotel for a hot shower a rest and then to celebrate.

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