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
Day 5: SUMMIT NIGHT
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
Transport to and from the gates
Professional guide and crew
All meals and snacks while on the mountain
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