Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - 5 nights / 6 days

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - 5 nights / 6 days
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip


Besides it being the oldest route on the mountain, the Marangu route is the only route with huts in every campsite as compared to tents in the other routes. Furthermore, it is a historical route for it is the route which was used for the first summit in 1889 by the German Hans Meyer and the first Kilimanjaro guide named Yohanes Lauwo. It was nicknamed coca cola route because except for the summit night it is not as challenging as the other routes. This is the only route where the ascent and descent route is shared, thus creating more traffic. It is also worth noting that sightings of the mountain from this route are not as spectacular as compared the western routes.

List of required items

 · Thermal Hat (Balaclavas are also ideal)

· Wide Brimmed Hat (Highly essential. A baseball cap is the bare minimum)

· Sunglasses (should cover eyes completely)

· Scarf / Balaclava

· Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex or similar with hood) - Must fit comfortably OUTSIDE your warm layer

· Thermal Jacket - down or synthetic down (Not essential if you have a good waterproof jacket and at least 2 good fleeces)

· Lightweight Fleece

· Heavyweight Fleece

· Shirts x 2 (With sleeves are best - keep of sun trekking and insects at night on safari)

· Thermal Gloves (lightweight glove that can fit inside waterproof outer glove)

· Waterproof outer glove / mitten

· Thermal underwear

· Lightweight Trousers x 2 (NOT JEANS) - Jeans when wet are terrible to walk in. Fine on safari however

· Waterproof / windproof trousers (Essential for all trekking and mountain itineraries)

· Socks (1 pair per day trekking)

· Waterproof hiking boots (worn in) – with ankle support

· Lightweight hiking boots / shoes

· Sandals / tevas (Great for relaxing your feet after long walks)

· Headlamp + spare batteries (Even on safari this is an essential item - many camps have solar lighting and so head lights are perfect for reading at night)

· Hand sanitizer 250ml

· Sun cream > factor 25, preferably 40

· Waterproof day rucksack (for carrying water and other essentials on the day to day hikes)

· Kit bag – Internal flights in East Africa require soft packs.

· Small towel

· Gaiters

· Walking Poles (very useful on descends and helps reduce stress on knees) x 2

· Water bottle 2 x 2liters (we recommend any good brand that would keep water from freezing)

· Sleeping bag + thermal liner (-20C) - supplied on all trips where relevant EXCEPT Standard Specification

· Insurance Reference

· Insurance emergency telephone number

· Medication (On your Booking form, list the medication you take or intend to take)

· Allergies and dietary limitations – These should be clearly indicated on your booking form

If you have any questions on what to bring please ask well in advance of your trip to make it easier for us to reply in a timely manner. 

Rental gear services are also available for any item that you may not have. However, please note that rental gear should only be used as a last resort in case of broken/missing items.

Luxury Package on 2 pax sharing

*This is a Luxury package based on 2 pax per person sharing with an option for an upgrade to a VIP package or downgrade to a Standard package. Pricing per person also gets farer the more you are in a group. Kindly get in touch with us for a customized package*


Day 1
Marangu gate - Mandara huts


In the morning you are met by your guides and transferred to the Marangu gate to complete formalities before setting off on your Kilimanjaro hike. A picnic lunch is served en route in the afternoon, before arriving at the Mandara Hut. A short walk can be taken to Maundi crater later in the afternoon. Overnight Mandara Hut - Alt2,745m / 9,006ft (full board).

Route Details

Start   altitude - 6,463ft

Maximum   altitude - 9,006ft

End   altitude - 9,006ft

Vertical   gain - 2,543ft

Drop - 0ft

Miles - 5

Kilometers - 8.0

Hike time   (approx) - 5 hours

Your Organizer

Nisimulie Africa
Nisimulie Africa is a luxurious travel and safari company that offers top-notch holiday and vacation experiences to its guests in Tanzania and beyond. We strive to offer our guests exclusivity and top-end services right from the beginning of their safari, throughout their safari and even after their safari with us. We aim to surpass our guest’s expectations and make their experiences memorable and commendable.