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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

The Marangu Route, also referred to as the “Coca- Cola” route because of the availability of Coca Cola in the tea huts back in the day, is one of the most popular routes up the mountain. Marangu is the easiest of all the Kilimanjaro routes due to its gradual slope and the removal of obstacles ... Read More

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - 25 Trips with 28 Reviews

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  • Stay in one of Northern Tanzania's most historic buildings and explore the lush tropical surrounds of Marangu.
  • Taking the Marangu route to climb the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro allows you to stay in the comfort of huts.
  • Travelling with experienced guides and porters, you'll be in good hands, with one guide for every two passengers.
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Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

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This classic Tanzania trek is the most popular route to Mt Kilimanjaro and the only ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route/Kilimanjaro Marangu Route View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 18 hours ago
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  • Challenge yourself on this 5-day trek, widely regarded as the most beautiful route.
  • Reach the summit at 5,895M and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa.
  • Climb through rich rain forest into a snowy wonderland.
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Dahlia Africa
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 5-Day Marangu Route

The 5-day climbing Kilimanjaro via Marangu route is one of the most popular routes to ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Dahlia Africa
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Jun 21
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  • Climb Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route.
  • Reach Uhuru Summit - getting 360 degree views.
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Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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Climb Kilimanjaro - The Marangu Route

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The eight (8) day Marangu route, often called the ‘Coca-Cola route’, is used by almost ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,620 8 days View Tour
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Jun 20
Jun 21
Highlights
  • Climb Kilimanjaro via the most classic route of Marangu.
  • Enjoy the most spectacular landscape.
  • Professional english speaking guides and porters.
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Enosa Expeditions
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6 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Marangu Route

Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 7 hours ago
From US$ 1,500 6 days View Tour
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Jun 20
Jun 21
Highlights
  • Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro’s summit.
  • Reach the summit at 5,895 m and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa.
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Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Marangu Route 5 Days trekking itinerary begins and end at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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Jun 21
Highlights
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Enjoy the most spectacular landscape.
  • Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro’s summit.
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7 Day- Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route

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7 Days Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro’s summit. Marangu route ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Expect In Africa Safari
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,390 7 days View Tour
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Jun 24
Jun 25
Highlights
  • Exodus takes more clients to the summit of Kilimanjaro than any other UK operator.
  • Stand on top of a continent for an unforgettable experience.
  • Climb the world's largest freestanding mountain.
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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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With its gentle gradient and sense of unspoilt wilderness, the Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route/Kilimanjaro Marangu Route View Map
  • Operator Exodus Travels Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Marangu Gate.
  • Mandara Hut.
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Simba Adventures Ltd
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing: 6 Days Marangu Route

The Marangu route is easily the most popular way of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Not only ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,550 6 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views on the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m).
  • Be mesmerised by the sunrise over the Kenyan plains at Gilman's Point (5681m).
  • Trek to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m) situated in a cirque beneath the spires of Mawenzi.
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World Expeditions

Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

Summit Africa's highest mountain via the scenic Rongai Route. The sight of the permanent ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route/Kilimanjaro Marangu Route View Map
  • Operator World Expeditions
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  • Marangu Route, with its gradual slope, is favored by many climbers.
  • Uhuru Peak is the highest point of mighty Mt.
  • Beautiful landscapes and stunning views of sunrise.
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Migration Venture Africa Ltd
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Marangu Route 5 Days 4 Nights

The Mt. Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is a popular route on which nights are spent in ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,350 5 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Size up mighty Mt Kilimanjaro from the lush tropical surrounds Marangu.
  • Travel with a group of experienced guides and porters with 1 guide for every 2 passengers.
  • Spy hiding monkeys and colourful bird species flitting through the rainforest.
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Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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Trek the amazing Machame Route to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest point ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route/Kilimanjaro Marangu Route View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 18 hours ago
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  • Airport transfers before and after trekking..
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The Marangu Route is the most popular route for mount Kilimanjaro trekking. On this route ... Read More
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  • Conquer Africa's highest peak..
  • Savour local specialities with traditional meals..
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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route & Serengeti Adventure

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  • Challenge yourself on this 6-day trek, widely regarded as the most beautiful route.
  • Reach the summit at 5,895M and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa.
  • Climb through rich rain forest into a snowy wonderland.
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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 28 customer reviews
Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route with Anapa Travel Reviewed Tour: Climb Kilimanjaro - The Marangu Route
Evgueni Kaplounovski From Canada
4 - Very Good
“We liked Marangu Route. It is scenic enough, and accommodation in the huts is more comfortable than in tents. The huts were never crowded nor excessively noisy.”
Great team - great hike - great views Reviewed Tour: Climb Kilimanjaro - The Marangu Route
Anonymous From Canada
5 - Excellent
“We opted to do the 6 day marangu route with anapa travel - I have to say our guides, porters, cooks and server were outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna on the trail. We felt very comfortable and safe with this team and would hike with them again.”
Great experience! Reviewed Tour: 7 Day- Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route
Anonymous
5 - Excellent
“We were well cared for and had a great time throughout the trek. The guides really helped our success of reaching the top. Thank you to the whole team!”

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - Overview

The Marangu Route, also referred to as the “Coca- Cola” route because of the availability of Coca Cola in the tea huts back in the day, is one of the most popular routes up the mountain. Marangu is the easiest of all the Kilimanjaro routes due to its gradual slope and the removal of obstacles to create a well defined path. Moreover, the sleeping huts are quite comfortable, which eliminates any need for camping. Also known as the “Tourist Route” because of its popularity and relative ease of ascend, Marangu is ideal for people who prefer walking on well-defined paths rather than secluded steep slopes. Because of its relative ease, Marangu is often quite a bit cheaper than other routes.

The minimum number of days from the base to the summit is 5, but it is highly recommended that trekkers spend a day or more for acclimatization for safety reasons and a greater chance of a successful summit. All along the route, there are dormitory-style huts where trekkers can rest overnight. The ascent and descent are on the same path making it the most crowded and one of the least scenic of all the routes, as it only goes through a single part of the mountain. So, only take the Marangu route if you don’t mind crowds. Granted Marangu is not the greatest choice of route, but it is the best route during the rainy season because hut accommodations are generally preferred to camping in wet grounds.

Interesting fact: Despite its relative ease, the success rate for the Marangu route is only about 80%. The main reason is that Marangu is selected by lots of people who are unprepared for the Kilimanjaro hike, and have no previous experience of trekking in mountains.

Marangu Route - Climb Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 6 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Sleeping Huts
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts - Moshe to Mandara Hut, 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Horombo Hut, 6 – 8 hours
  • Day 3: To Kibo Hut, 7 – 9 hours
  • Day 4: Summit Day, 7 – 9 hours back to Horombo hut
  • Day 5: From Horombo Hut to the Marangu gate, 1 – 3 hours - trek finishes

Climbing facts for the Kilimanjaro Marangu route in a nutshell

  • The second most popular route -- 35% of climbers
  • Comparatively easy route on Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Relatively cheaper due to a short trekking duration
  • Crowded (comparatively)
  • Scenery is good, but could be better (comparatively)
  • Success Rate: 80%
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