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The Marangu route is for climbers who don't want to camp and require a shorter trek.
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Marangu route elevation profile
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The climb was tough, but as a first-time high-altitude climber I never felt worried and always felt like I knew what was happening.
The Marangu route is one of the shortest routes on the mountain but should not be mistaken as the easiest, as you ascend quickly.
6-day Marangu route itinerary
Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Day 3: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut
Part 1 | Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge
Part 2 | Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Part 1 | Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Part 2 | Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate