Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Tour Code BM-225
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Marangu Route
  • Coca cola Route
Zara Tours guides treks up the Marangu Route, which is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro's summit and is known as the "Coca Cola" or "tourist" route. This is the only route on Kilimanjaro with the comforts of solar-powered sleeping huts and comfortable beds at every camp. The huts are communal, and each bunk has a sponge mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Basic men's and ladies' latrines are available at the last camp.

All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere. Soft drinks, bottled water, and beer may be for sale at the huts. Bring Tanzanian money to purchase these items (prices increase with elevation).

This route can be done in 6 days if you're fast, but in order to do it safely, we will spend 7 days as 6 days is sometimes not enough for proper acclimatization.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Day 2: Trek from Moshi from Mandara Huts (2,740m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Mandara Huts to Horombo Huts (3,690m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Horombo Huts to Kibo Huts (4,695m)
  • Day 5: Summit Day! Kibo Huts to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) & back
  • Day 6: Trek from Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate (1,830m) - Moshi
  • Day 7: Depart for the airport
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guide.
  • National Park gate Fees.
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi.
  • Hut/camping fees and tents
  • Porters’ Salaries
  • Rescue fees ( required by the national Park)
  • All Meals on the mountain.
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Moshi bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
  • Tents foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment’s and eating utensils.
  • Oximeters are available upon request.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Tips for Guides and porters
  • Mountain equipment (eg sleeping bags)
  • Some equipment is available for rent. (ask for price list)
  • Lunches and dinners at the Springlands Hotel.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Daphne
  • On Jan 16 2021
5 - Excellent
Highly Recommended
We took a weeklong a trip to Tanzania to celebrate our fifth anniversary with Zara Tours. They were pretty flexible and adjusted the itinerary to fit into our needs. We did the 6 days Kilimanjaro trekking with a very experienced... Read more
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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