5 Days Marangu Route

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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$2,510

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Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Tips

  • Day 1: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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 40000 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 40000 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 40000 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 40000 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
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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.

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Group Size

15

Organised by Newland Trekking

Activity ID: V-232760P1

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