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Mount Kilimanjaro -Marangu Route

6 Days 5 Nights


The Marangu Route is also called the Coca-Cola Route or the Tourist Route as it is the most popular route on the mountain. It is also the only route offering sleeping huts. It is also considered as the easiest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Though due to its easy reputation, a lot of climbers underestimate the climb and only around 35% make it to the top.

The trek starts in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. In comparison to the other routes Marangu Route is the least scenic route. However, the rainforest section is to be said the best of all trails. Nevertheless you also get great views along the Marangu Route.

Marangu is ideal for those, who are not as confident in hiking over steep paths. Also for those, who do not like to sleep in tents, Marangu is the perfect choice as it offers huts all along the trek.

Itinerary


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day 1

Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut

In the morning we will drive from Arusha to the Marangu Gate, where will start with the hike to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 1.843m/6.046ft – 2.700m/8.858ft

 
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day 2

Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude: 2.700m/8.858ft – 3.720m/12.205ft

 
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day 3

Horombo Hut

Spent one day at Horombo Hut to acclimatize. From here you will be doing a day hike.

 
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DAY 4

Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude: 3.720m/12.205ft – 4.703m/15.430ft

 

 
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day 5

Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

Hiking time: 10-14 hours
Altitude: 4.703m/15.430ft – 5.895m/19.341ft – 3.720m/12.205ft

 
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day 6

Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate

Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude: 3.720m/12.205ft – 1.843m/6.046ft

At the gate your driver will be waiting and drive you back to Arusha.


What's included:

  • Transportation to and from the Gate

  • All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian

  • Accommodation in tents

  • Park fees and government levies

  • English-speaking mountain guide and assistant guides

  • Porters

  • First aid kit including oxygen kit

  • All camping gear

What's excluded:

  • Personal mountain climbing gear

  • Items of personal use

  • Personal travel insurances

  • Tips to guides, porters & cook