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Climbing The Mt. Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

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highlights
  • Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa
  • The Marangu huts contain bunk bed, mattresses, solar powered lights and cold running water
The Marangu route is the oldest, quickest, easiest and one of the most popular routes up Mt Kilimanjaro. Known as the coca-cola route due to its mass appeal and accessibility it is unlikely that you will ever feel completed alone or isolated. It has the most luxurious accommodation and is the only route where you sleep in huts. The huts contain bunk bed, mattresses, solar powered lights and cold running water.

Your ascent begins at the Marangu Gate up the south east side of Kilimanjaro through the beautiful forest and moorland before passing to the south of Mawenzi and crossing the desolate saddle on route to Kibo Hut. You will then ascend the summit by moving on to Gilmans Point and then finally on to Uhuru Peak.

Descent is back to Marangu Gate; this route is typically completed in 5 days.

Refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
Day 1 – Marangu Gate (1860 m/6100 ft) – Mandara Huts (2700m/8860 ft)
Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 840 m/2760 ft

Day 2 – Mandara Huts – Horombo Huts (3700 m/12140 ft)
Walking distance: 12 km/7.2 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 ft

Day 3 – Horombo Huts – Kibo Huts (4700 m/15420 ft)
Walking distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1000 m/3280 ft

Day 4 – Summit attempt via Gilman’s Point (5700 m/18700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m/12200 ft)

Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles ascent + 15 km/9.5 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 – 16 hours)

Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman’s Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft

Day 5 – Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft
what’s included
  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel accommodation on arrival and on departure night
  • All park entry fees
  • All accommodation during the trip
  • 3 meals during the trek
what’s excluded
  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drink, telephone, laundry, Internet etc
  • International flight
  • Visa
  • Tips to drivers
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable but please note that all hotels and lodges have cancellation policies to protect themselves against lost business.
Less than 30 days: 100% of invoiced amount
between 60 days and 30 hours: 50% of invoiced
more than 60 days: 20% of the invoice amount
Cancellation Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable but please note that all hotels and lodges have cancellation policies to protect themselves against lost business.

Less than 30 days: 100% of invoiced amount
between 60 days and 30 hours: 50% of invoiced
more than 60 days: 20% of the invoice amount
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