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Kilimanjaro Climb - The Marangu Route

The most traditional route for reaching Uhuru Peak – often called The Coca Cola route.


Hiking Packages in Tanzania:

The most traditional route for reaching Uhuru Peak – often called The Coca Cola route.

This route takes you up the south-east side of the mountain through fine forest and moorland nature. Many thinks it’s overcrowded, but you’ll pass Mawenzi Peaks and cross The Saddle up to Kibo Hut.

Your certificate will be granted after reaching Gilman’s Point on the crater rim, but it’s highly recommended that you fight yourselves to reach the ultimate goal – Uhuru Peak!

Route Facts:

  • Recommended duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Length: 65 km
  • Altitude gain: 2903 m
  • Grade: Moderate/Hard
  • Start: Marangu Gate
  • Ascent route: Marangu route
  • Acclimatisation: Horombo Hut
  • Descent route: Marangu route
  • End trek: Marangu Gate


Route map
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Day by day description:

Day 1 - Moshi to Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
You will be picked up after breakfast at your accommodation, then transported to the gate for an early starts of your Kilimanjaro Adventure. You’ll experience a relatively gentle introduction trek the first day, going at a gentle pace up to Mandara Hut, a 3 to 5 hours hike through the lower forest sections.

Day 2 -Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut.
After breakfast you start the days hike towards the village-like Horombo Hut. You’ll have an attractive day’s walking through the forest, and getting the inspiriting first views of Kibo and Mawenzi. Your path today is even and clear and you’ll be on the trek for 5 to 6 hours till your destination 3720 m above sea level.

Day 3 - Horombo Hut, Acclimatization day.
Based on the Guide and groups wishes use the day for leisurely walking, often up the hill, only to return back down to the lodge. This is good for the body's ability to adapt to altitude. Maybe up to Zebra Rocks, 1.5 km from Horombo.

Day 4 Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut.
After a hearty breakfast, an 11 kilometer walk to Kibo Hut, 4,732 m., this normally will take you about 6 hours. You will see spectacular mountain vegetation like lobelia, giant cactus and more. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Kibo Hut - Gilman's Point - Uhuru Peak.
Up no later than 02.00 for the night's attempt to reach the top. It takes 5 hours to reach Gilman's Point, 5681 m. From here you will use about one and a half hour to reach Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa at 5,895 m. Descent to Horombo Hut for overnight.

Day 6 Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate – Arusha/Moshi.
After breakfast down to the Marangu Gate via Mandara Hut. Transport from here to the Airport or your accommodation in Arusha or Moshi.



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Start – Finish
Arusha or Moshi.

Huts along the route.

Price includes
All prices are per person, minimum 4 people. Entrance fees, Rescue fee, accommodation, food and water during climb, transport to/from your hotel, guide, cook/assistant guide, porters.

Price excludes
Tip for the climbing crew, souvenirs, soda/alcohol, snack, laundry and other personal needs.

Tour leader
Certified guide with long experience.

Safe vehicle to and from park gate.

Meals included
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.

Meal budget
Depend on further program.

Wildlife safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and other Northern parks, and/or Beach holiday to The Lighthouse Beach Resort/Zanzibar.

$ 1450 per person, min 4 people.


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