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5 Day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Trek

From US$ 1,595 per person
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highlights
  • High chances of summit climb due to extra acclimatization day.
  • Enjoy stunning views of Mawenzi Peak and Kibo Peak
  • Check out Zebra Rock
  • Includes Pick up and Drop off to Airport
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 favor 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 number of days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route. Marangu is also favored during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground, or for those who only have five days to climb Kilimanjaro.
5 hours Sleeping huts
Marangu gate (1700m) - Mandara Hut 2740m – (5,500ft to 9,000ft)
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 surroundings, including Northern Tanzania.
7 hours Sleeping huts
Mandara Hut (2,740m) – Horombo Hut (3700m) - (9,000ft to 12,100ft)
In the morning around 8:30 a.m, after breakfast, start 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 stunning on clear days. In most cases, giant lobelias and grounsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point used by most climbers for acclimatization purposes, whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day here boosts your chances of a successful summit climb to the roof of Africa.
5 hours Sleeping huts
Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m) - (12,100ft to 15,400ft)
In the morning after breakfast, the trek will take us towards the last watering point. We walk onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation begins with upper heartlands but soon disappears into a desert-like structure. At Kibo, you will have dinner, take a nap and at the middle of the night around 23:30 pm, prepare for the summit climb.
11 hours Sleeping huts
Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet
Around midnight, wake up for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five hour hike to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William's Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman's Point (5,681 meters).

The hike from Gilman's to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.
7 hours 3 Star Hotel at Parkview inn
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through the Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi.
what’s included
  • Private transport from the hotel to the Park s gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
  • All National Park entry fees
  • 2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
  • Qualified medical guides
  • Hut fees
  • Kilimanjaro VAT( value added tax)
  • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters
  • Pickup and drop off to the Kilimanjaro airport
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
  • Government taxes
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
  • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cook.
  • Evacuation services
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain
  • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
  • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
  • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Private toilet
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 300 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
  • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
  • Drinks and Food at hotel
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania
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Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb
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