5 Days cheapest Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Hut.

Many favor Marangu because it is the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route

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$2,638

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Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: : Marangu gate - Mandara Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles

      Walking time: 3-4 hours

      Altitude gain: 840 m/270 ft

      After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the atmosphere of the Northern part of Tanzania.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 2: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Walking distance: 12 km/7.2 miles

      Walking time: 5-7 hours

      altitude gain: 1000 m/328 ft

      In the morning around 8:30 am after breakfast starting trekking to Horombo hut. After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo hut. The view of Kibo summit and Mawenzi are both stunning and shinning in clear days. In most cases giant lobelias and groundsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point were most of the climbers uses it for acclimatization whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day give a wide change for successful summit the roof of Africa, remember extra is available on request.

      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 3: Day 3: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Walking distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles

      Walking time: 5-7 hours

      Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 miles

      In the morning after breakfast the trek will take us to the last water point walking Into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heartland but then disappears into desert like structure. At Kibo you will have your dinner and followed by a nap and then at the middle of the night around 23:30 hour prepares your self for summit climb.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 4: Kibo Hut - Summit and Horombo

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles

      Walking time: 5-6 hours

      Altitude gain: 1000 m 3280 ft

      Very early in the morning you will be awaken by your guide for a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate with some snakes. After a warm up start to the summit of Africa, The trek will take you to Gilman's point located on the crater rim at 18,640 ft / 5,861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing you now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa: 19,340 ft / 5,895 m (1-2 hours). You will need a flash light, camera, sun glass as well as warm clothes as it gets too cold. While at the summit you will take your pictures and thereafter start descending down to Kibo hut for breakfast and a rest before proceeding to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 5: Horombo Hut - Mandara Hut - Marangu gate

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Walking distance: 20 km/ 12.5 miles

      Walking time: 5 hours

      Altitude gain: 1840 m/ 6040 ft

      After breakfast a steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m / 8,858 ft), the first stopping place of the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m / 6,004 ft). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping
    • Departure Point :
      Arusha, Tanzania
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
      Departure Time :
      6:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    14

    Organised by Moorland Safari and Trekking

    Activity ID: V-142902P13

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