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6 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Marangu Route

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The communication and planning with owner Noel leading up to the tour was fantastic. The tour with g ...
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Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

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8 day trekking tour through Marangu, Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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  • Age Range15 to 99 years old
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Climb Kilimanjaro - The Marangu Route

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We opted to do the 6 day marangu route with anapa travel - I have to say our guides, porters
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  • Operator Anapa Travel Africa Tours
  • Activities Climbing & Trekking
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 5-Day Marangu Route

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5 day trekking trip in Tanzania, visiting Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut and Kibo Hut. Read More
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  • Operator Dahlia Africa
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7 Day- Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route

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We were well cared for and had a great time throughout the trek. The guides really helped our succes ...
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  • Operator Expect In Africa Safari
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Kilimanjaro - Marangu route

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5 day trekking tour through Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Kibo Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
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Marangu Route 5 Days 4 Nights

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5 day climbing trip through Moshi, Marangu Gate, Horombo Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd Active 8 hours ago
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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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A father and daughter adventure of a life time. Never to be forgotten.
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  • Operator Exodus Travels Active 11 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

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The walk up Kilimanjaro was absolutely amazing – a real personal challenge. I was fortunate enoug ...
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  • Operator World Expeditions Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing: 6 Days Marangu Route

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6 day trekking trip through Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Mawenzi Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

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5 day trekking trip through Arusha, Marangu Gate, Horombo Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route & Serengeti Adventure

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12 day explorer tour through Moshi, Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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9 day trekking trip through Marangu, Machame Camp, Shira Camp and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro - marangu route

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7 day trekking tour in Tanzania, visiting Arusha, Mandara Hut and Horombo Hut. Read More
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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 32 customer reviews
Amazing experience Reviewed Tour: 6 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Marangu Route
5 - Excellent
  • Peter St Martin
  • From Canada
“The communication and planning with owner Noel leading up to the tour was fantastic. The tour with guide Anton and his team was perfect and they really worked hard at ensuring a comfortable safe journey to the summit and back. The food was much better than I anticipated, and they always made sure that you have plenty of water on hand. The price of this tour was cheaper than average but it definitely did not lack in quality, so overall it was fantastic value.”
Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route with Anapa Travel Reviewed Tour: Climb Kilimanjaro - The Marangu Route
4 - Very Good
  • Evgueni Kaplounovski
  • From Canada
“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.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route
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  • Anonymous
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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%