5 Days – Marangu Route
Trekking route: Marangu route
Trekking duration: 7 days / 6 nights (4 nights on Kilimanjaro and 2 nights in Moshi)
Trekking period: 2020/21
Number of participants: From 1 person
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 favor 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, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Klimanjaro using the Marangu route.
The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favored only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred.
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International Airport
On your arrival, you will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to a hotel in Moshi town; where you will meet a mountain guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gears. The missing gears can be hired on this day or on the next morning before leaving for Kilimanjaro.
Hotel in Moshi: Lunch & Dinner Included.
Day 2: Arusha/Moshi – Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut
In the morning after breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel for briefing about daily routine during about your climb to Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu route and there after we depart Arusha town for Marangu Gate. Begin your Mount Kilimanjaro climb through the rain forests, for 4 to 5 hours hike to Mandara Hut (2750m). Overnight Stay Mandara Hut – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2miles.
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Day 3: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue trekking into open rolling moorland. The trek takes about 5-6 hours hike to *Horombo Hut (3820m) Overnight Stay Horombo Hut – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8miles
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Meals: Breakfast; Included.
Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut.
After a good night’s rest, trek past the last water point to reach Kibo saddle, a broad desert zone between the two peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo Hut (4720m) is reached in 5-6 hours hike. Overnight Stay Kibo Hut (4720m) – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9miles
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast; Included
Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak the summit 5,895m – Horombo Hut
At Kibo hut (4720) Wake up at Midnight, the start for the Summit is made just after midnight at before star serve with light refreshment than proceed to the steepest part of the route is to Gillman’s point (5700m). A further 1 to 2 hours walk, early morning reaching to the Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m) celebrates your success of Mount Kilimanjaro climb, take the photos before descend to Horombo Hut (3820m) 5-6 hours. Overnight Stay Horombo Hut – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Distance covered: 22km / 13.7miles.
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Day 6: Marangu Gate – Transfer to Moshi
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.
Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9miles.
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Day 7: Depart Tanzania
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
Hotel in Moshi: bed and breakfast included.
Options after Kilimanjaro Trekking:
Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania.
5 days on Marangu route, group size price per person for year 2020-21
1 person $ 1800/person
2-4 people $ 1650/person
5-7 people $ 1600/person
8-10 people $ 1550/person
11 & above $ 1500/person
**Tanzanian Residents pay 80% of rates **East Africa Citizens pay 60% of rates
• Airport or border transfers before and after Kilimanjaro trekking.
• Hotel in Arusha/Moshi, before and after trekking, bed and breakfast included.
• Transfer from the hotel to Kilimanjaro Gate for the start of trekking.
• Transfer from Park Gate to Hotel after trekking.
• Accommodation in the campsites during the trekking.
• All Kilimanjaro climbing fees.
• 3 meals per day during the trekking.
• The services of our mountain guide, cook and porters.
Not included in the price
• Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
• Beverages during the trekking like alcohols.
• Sleeping bags and other private trekking gears.
• Travel insurance
• All items of personal nature.
• Tips to mountain guides, cook and porters (find below the recommended amounts).