Elevations and Distances for Marangu Route


This is an outline of elevations, distances and hiking times for the Marangu route. All of these are estimates and have a small margin of error depending upon where you measure them from, your pace of travel, and the exact trails you choose to take.

Marangu Route Details:

The distance from Moshi Town to Marangu Gate is 44 Km/28 miles.

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1800 m/5,905 ft) to Mandara Hut (2750 m/9,021 ft)
Hike Time: 4 hrs to 5 hrs

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Day 2: Mandara hut (2750 m/9,021 ft) to Horombo Hut (3780 m/12,400 ft)
Estimated Distance: 7km/4.43 Miles
Hike Time: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3780 m/12,285 ft) to Kibo Hut (4,700 m/15,420 ft)

Estimated Distance: 12 Km/7.50 miles
Hike Time: 5 to 6 Hrs

Day 4: Kibo Hut (4,700 m/15,420 ft) to Summit/Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) back to Horombo Hut (3780 m/12,400 ft)
Estimated Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hike Time: 14 to 16 hrs

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3780 m/12,285 ft) to Marangu gate 1800M (5,850 ft)

Estimated Distance: (4 km/2.5 miles) ascend and (14 Km/8.75) descend
Hike Time5 to 7 Hrs