Marangu route 6days

Mount Kilimanjaro itinerary

Marangu route 6 days

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Marangu Route

The Marangu route is the oldest and most established routes on the mountain. It is also one of the easiest routes and one of the most popular summit-bound trails. Also knows as the “Coca-Cola” route, Marungu route provides a classic trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is possible to use only five days to climb the Marangu route, however it is advised to use six days in order to have an extra day for acclimatization.

Trekking through the Maundi Crater offers amazing views of the Pare and Blue Mountains and on a clear day there are stunning views of Mawenzi peak. The trail is well maintained and there are campsites set up along the way with well-kept facilities. Wildlife such as Sykes monkeys and black and white Colobus monkeys can be seen on the Marangu route.

The day before starting the trek each client will meet with their guides to discuss their upcoming adventure and make sure that each climber has all of the necessary equipment to be successful on the mountain.

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,800m) – Mandara Hut (2,700m)

Distance: 7 km – Trekking time: 3-4 hours – Altitude gain: 900 meters

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,700m) – Horombo Hut (3,720m)

Distance: 12 km – Trekking time: 6-7 hours – Altitude gain: 1,200 meters

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3,720m)

Acclimatization day: visit Zebra Rocks – 5-8 km – Altitude gain: ascend 400 meters, descend: 400 meters

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3,720m) – Kibo Hut (4,700m)

Distance: 12 km – Trekking time: 6-7 hours – Altitude gain: 980 meters


Kibo Hut (4,700m) ascend to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) descend to Horombo Hut (3,720m)

Distance: 20 km – Trekking time: 12-14 hours – Altitude gain: ascend 1,195 descend 2,175 meters

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3,720m) – Marangu Gate (1,800m)

Distance: 18 km – Trekking time: 5-6 hours – Descend: 1,840 meters

Price includes:

Park fees

Camping fees

Rescue fees

Oxygen cylinders

Camping equipment

Transport to and from the gates

Professional guide and crew

All meals and snacks while on the mountain

Drinking water

Price does not include:

Tips for guides and porters

Personal equipment to use while trekking: hiking poles, hiking boots, warm clothes (these items can be rented from TWA if necessary)

Accommodation before and after the climb

Transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro Airport