5 Days Marangu Route – Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

KILIMANJARO NP

About this trip

  

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well-established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations.

The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route.

However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favoured only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred

What’s included

  • GUIDE
  • TAX
  • HUTS
  • COOK
  • PARK FEE
  • GATE TRANSFER
  • ENVIRONMENTAL FEE
  • DRINKING WATER
  • CREW WAGES
  • PORTERS
  • BREAKFAST
  • LUNCHES
  • DINNERS
  • VISAS
  • FLIGHT
  • CREW TIPS

Itinerary

Day 1: Mandara Hut
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut(5days Kilimanjaro hiking Marangu route)

  

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi 

Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included