Marangu route also known as “Coca-Cola” route approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast of the Mountain. It is the oldest established route. Many favor the Marangu Route because it is considered to be the easiest route on the mountain. The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time is a bit low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended, maximizing the chance of reaching to the summit. Marangu is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations.
Day 1: Moshi to Mandara Huts (2750 m.), via Marangu Gate
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Elevation: +950 meters, ending up at 2750 meters
After breakfast we will pick you from your hotel and drive to Marangu gate where your permit for trekking will be issued. Gate formalities takes about 1 hour and then you start trekking after introduction to your team from Chief guide. The route begins at the National Park Marangu Gate at 1800 m. walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara Hut at 2750 m for dinner and overnight