5 Days Marangu Route

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Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well-established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations. The minimum days required for this route is five.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walkthrough the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.

5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodging at Mandara Hut

Day 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant...
Itinerary

Day 1: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walkthrough the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.

5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodging at Mandara Hut

Day 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodging at Horombo Hut

Day 3: HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest and prepare for the summit climb.

12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodging @ Kibo Hut

Day 4: KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m
19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
4 km up / 14 km down
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

Day 5: HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
18km
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel in Moshi

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 5x Lunch
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
Not Included
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania


12:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.