Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

5 Days Marangu Route


5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour



Tour Type

Mt Kilimanjaro

Tour no. VE-101:  This route is well known as the “Coca Cola route”. Your accommodation will be in huts.

7 Days /6 Night

An early start with a drive to Marangu gate. Begin trekking through the rain forests for 3-4 hours to Mandara hut. Overnight at: Mandara Hut (2700 m)

After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue trekking past the Maundi crater into open rolling moorland. The trek takes about 5-6 hours to Horombo hut for overnight. (Here, an extra day for acclimatization is recommended). Overnight at: Horombo Hut (3807 m)

After a good nights rest, trek past the last water point to reach Kibo saddle, a broad desert zone between the two peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo hut is reached in 5-6 hours. Overnight. Overnight at: Kibo Hut
(4725 m)

The start for the summit is made just after midnight. The steepest part of the route is to Gillman’s point (5700m), which takes 5-6 hours. Another 90 minutes of groveling through the snow,  and you are at Uhuru peak (5895m)  – the highest point in Africa! The descent takes about 5-6 hours to Horombo hut. Overnight at: Horombo Hut (3807 m)

The day is spent descending to the Marangu gate. Transfer to Arusha.

End of tour!

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