Join a group Kilimanjaro trek via Marangu Route on Mount Kilimanjaro with our 8 days Marangu adventure which is ( 6 Days Marangu Route trek + 2 Days Hotel stay), now offering Group Joining options and the unique opportunity to summit during a full moon.

This is an incredible expedition to conquer the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro via the renowned Marangu Route. This 8-day adventure offers an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, thrilling challenges, and the opportunity to join a group of fellow adventurers. With the added allure of a full moon summit, this trek promises a truly extraordinary experience.

The Marangu Route, often referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest and most established path to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Known for its well-maintained trails and comfortable accommodations, it provides a great introduction to high-altitude trekking. As you ascend through diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests to alpine meadows, you’ll witness the remarkable beauty of the mountain up close.

By choosing the Kilimanjaro Group Joining option, you’ll have the chance to embark on this thrilling journey with a diverse group of adventurers from around the globe. Joining a group not only adds a sense of camaraderie and mutual support but also enhances the overall experience through shared stories, laughter, and the celebration of reaching new heights together.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon adds a touch of magic to this already extraordinary journey. As you ascend towards the summit, the moon’s radiant glow illuminates the snowy slopes and creates a surreal atmosphere. The captivating interplay of moonlight and shadows enhances the grandeur of the surrounding landscapes, making your summit attempt even more captivating and unforgettable.

Whether you are an experienced trekker seeking a new challenge or a first-time adventurer dreaming of conquering Africa’s highest peak, the Marangu Route with Group Joining and a full moon summit offers an incredible opportunity. Prepare to push your limits, forge lifelong friendships, and bask in the glory of standing atop Uhuru Peak under the enchanting full moon. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime on this remarkable journey to the roof of Africa.

8-day Marangu Route Group Departure Dates 2024:

From January 2024 to December 2024, the prices below will be effective for those who wish to Join a group trek using the Marangu Route itinerary.

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
January 31, 2024 February 7, 2024 $2,090 7 spaces
March 2, 2024 March 9, 2024 $2,090 8 spaces
September 28, 2024 October 5, 2024 $2,090 5 spaces
December 5, 2024 December 12, 2024 $2,090 8 spaces


Marangu Route Map

1 Marangu Gate 1,843m/ 6,046ft Mandara Hut 2,700m/ 8,858ft 4-5 8km/ 5mi
2 Mandara Hut 2,700m/ 8,858ft Horombo Hut 3,720m/ 12,205ft 6-8 12km/ 7mi
3 Horombo Hut 3,720m/ 12,205ft Mawenzi Ridge 4,315m/ 14,160ft 2-3 5km/ 3mi
Mawenzi Ridge 4,315m/ 14,160ft Horombo Hut 3,720m/ 12,205ft 1-2 5km/ 3mi
4 Horombo Hut 3,720m/ 12,205ft Kibo Hut 4,703m/ 15,430ft 6-8 10km/ 6mi
5 Kibo Hut 4,703m/ 15,430ft Uhuru Peak 5,895m/ 19,341ft 6-8 6km/ 6mi
Uhuru Peak 5,895m/ 19,341ft Horombo Hut 3,720m/ 12,205ft 4-5 16km/ 10mi
6 Horombo Hut 3,720m/ 12,205ft Marangu Gate 1,843m/ 6,046ft 5-7 20km/ 12mi

Why choose this 8-day Marangu Kilimanjaro Group Joining Climb

There are several advantages to choosing a Group Joining trek on the 8-day Marangu Route ( 6 Days Marangu Route trek + 2 Days Hotel stay):

  1. Cost-effective: Group Joining treks often offer cost savings compared to private treks as expenses such as guide fees, park fees, and accommodation can be shared among the group members.
  2. Enhanced camaraderie: Joining a group of like-minded individuals creates a sense of camaraderie and shared experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures, fostering new friendships and making the journey even more enjoyable.
  3. Motivation and support: Trekking in a group provides motivation and support throughout the journey. When the going gets tough, encouragement from fellow trekkers can be instrumental in pushing you toward achieving your goal of reaching the summit.
  4. Safety and security: Group treks offer an added layer of safety and security. You’ll have experienced guides and support staff accompanying the group, ensuring your well-being and providing assistance whenever needed.
  5. Shared expertise: Within a group, there is a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be shared. From tips on trekking techniques to insights about the route, you can benefit from the collective wisdom of your fellow trekkers.
  6. Enjoyment of shared moments: Celebrating milestones and breathtaking views with others who are going through the same journey can amplify the joy and create lasting memories. Sharing the sense of achievement at reaching the summit together makes the experience even more special.

By choosing a Group Joining trek on the 8-day Marangu Route, you not only embark on an incredible adventure but also gain the advantages of cost savings, companionship, safety, shared expertise, and the joy of shared moments. It’s an opportunity to forge new friendships, challenge yourself, and create unforgettable memories on the slopes of Africa’s highest peak.

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Why Summit on a full moon using the Marangu Route

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the 8-day Marangu Route offers unique advantages and a truly remarkable experience. Here are some advantages of summiting on a full moon:

  1. Enhanced visibility: Hiking under the light of a full moon provides better visibility during the nighttime ascent. The moonlight illuminates the trail and the surrounding landscape, making it easier to navigate and appreciate the beauty of the mountain.
  2. Magical atmosphere: The serene glow of the moon creates a magical atmosphere on the mountain. The ethereal ambiance adds a sense of wonder and enchantment to the trek, making the experience even more extraordinary.
  3. Spectacular views: Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at dawn, with the full moon setting and the sun rising, offers breathtaking panoramic views. The soft light of the moon, combined with the vibrant colors of the sunrise, paints a stunning picture of the surrounding peaks and the vast African landscape below.
  4. Unique photo opportunities: Summiting on a full moon presents incredible photo opportunities. Capturing the moonlit silhouette of the mountain or taking photos with the moon hanging over the summit creates truly memorable and awe-inspiring images.
  5. Spiritual significance: Many trekkers find a spiritual connection to nature and the universe while summiting under the full moon. The tranquil setting and the sense of being part of something greater can evoke a deep sense of peace and introspection.
  6. Communal experience: Summiting on a full moon often attracts more trekkers, creating a sense of camaraderie and shared experience among climbers. Celebrating the achievement together under the moonlit sky fosters a unique bond among fellow adventurers.
  7. Added motivation: The ethereal beauty of the full moon serves as a source of motivation during the challenging summit push. The mesmerizing sight of the moon above can inspire and uplift trekkers, encouraging them to persevere and reach their goal.

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Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while following the 8-day Group Joining Marangu Route ( 6 Days Marangu Route trek + 2 Days Hotel stay) offers an extraordinary adventure with enhanced visibility, a magical atmosphere, spectacular views, unique photo opportunities, spiritual significance, a communal experience, and added motivation. It’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and embark on a truly unforgettable journey to the “Roof of Africa.”


Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet your guide after passing through customs. Transfer to Chanya Lodge for a comprehensive briefing and equipment check for your group joining the trek on Mount Kilimanjaro using the 8 days Marangu Route with your climbing manager and guide. Overnight at Chanya Lodge.

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner


Arusha to Mandara Hut:

Elevation:6,046 ft to 8,858’ ft; Hiking time: 4-5 hours Distance:  miles

Register at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate and begin hiking through the montane forest. Observe the biodiversity of this zone, including the Impatiens Kilimajari flower and the blue and colobus monkeys. Listen to the beautiful birdsong and keep an eye out for the vibrant Hartlaub’s Turaco. Reach Mandara Hut and explore the Maundi crater or relax amidst the stunning scenery.

Accommodations: Mandara Hut (Lodging- Mountain Huts)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:

Elevation: 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft : Hiking time: 6-8 hours Distance: 7 miles

Leave the forest behind and enter the heathland and moorland zones. Marvel at the growth of giant heathers and the unique plants of Kilimanjaro, such as giant groundsel and lobelias. Enjoy the first views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Overnight at Horombo Hut.

Accommodations: Horombo Hut (Lodging – Mountain Huts)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut:

Elevation: 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft : Hiking time: 2-3 hours Distance: 3 miles

Stay at Horombo Hut for an additional night. Embark on an acclimatization walk to Zebra Rocks and the base of Mawenzi Peak, offering breathtaking views of Kibo. Rest and relax at camp for the remainder of the day.

Accommodations: Horombo Hut (Lodging – Mountain Huts)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut: Trek through the barren high-altitude desert and cross the boulder-strewn saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Keep an eye out for buzzards and lammergeyers soaring above. Prepare for the summit bid upon reaching Kibo Hut. Rest, eat, and get ready for the upcoming challenge.

Accommodations: Kibo Hut (Lodging – Mountain Huts)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak Summit to Horombo Hut: Start the final ascent to Uhuru Peak after midnight. Experience a challenging and rewarding climb, witnessing an incredible sunrise behind Mawenzi Peak. Reach Gilman’s Point and continue along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak. Take in the breathtaking views of the crater and glaciers before descending to Kibo Hut for breakfast. Rest and descend further to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved sleep.

Accommodations: Horombo Hut (Lodging – Mountain Huts)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate: After breakfast, descend through the forest zone, stopping for lunch at Mandara Hut. Continue the descent to Marangu Gate, where you will receive certificates of achievement. Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel for a refreshing shower and a celebration.

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


If your journey in Africa concludes today with this 8-day Kilimanjaro Group joining tour using the Marangu Route ( 6 Days Marangu Route trek + 2 Days Hotel stay), our transfer team will drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure. If you have booked a safari or plan to visit the pristine sandy beaches and tropical waters of Zanzibar, we will assist you in smoothly transitioning from your climb to your next Tanzanian adventure.

The cost for the whole 6 Days Group Joining Marangu Route Trek includes and excludes the following items

6 Days Group Joining Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Arusha

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

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