Kilimanjaro | Itinerary | Trust Tours Tanzania| Marangu ("Coca Cola") 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 that 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 Kibo Hut.

Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be 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.

per adult from

$3,172

NZD

Duration

6 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Guides, Porters, cook salaries | Arrival and Departure transfers
    • All nights’ accommodation in Huts 5 Days | Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
    • Clean, purified drinking water: | Fair and ethical treatment of porters
    • Entry/Admission - Marangu Falls
    What's excluded :
    • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival | Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, etc.)
    • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc) | Tips to Staff and any items of personal nature.

  • Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

    Stop At: Marangu Falls, Marangu Tanzania
    Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
    Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
    Distance: 8 km/5 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest

    We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.


    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mandara Huts

    Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    Pass By: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
    Distance: 12 km/7 miles
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    Habitat: Heath

    We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks - two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.


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

    Day 3: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge
    Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
    Habitat: Heath

    Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
    Habitat: Heath

    This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, lunch, And Dinner
    Accommodation included: Horombo Hut

    Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
    Distance: 10 km/6 miles
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    Accommodation included: Horombo

    Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak .

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
    Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 6 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    Habitat: Arctic
    Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
    Distance: 16 km/10 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Heath

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
    After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner.
    Accommodation included: Kibo Hut

    Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    Pass By: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
    Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
    Distance: 20 km/12 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest

    On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation included: YOUR CHOSEN ONES IN MOSHI OR ARUSHA
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Arrive in Arusha | Moshi:We stay at the Hotel, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.Airports
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Ports
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Trust Tours and Safaris Company Tanzania

Activity ID: V-246398P1

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