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Climb Kilimanjaro – Marangu Route

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5 Days 4 Nights
Availability : All Year Round
Moshi/Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 25
Tour Details

Marangu Route is the most popular, least difficult and the shortest way to Uhuru Peak. This route is also called the Tourist Route or the Coca Cola Route. 70% of all climbers choose this route, because most of the route consists of easy hiking. This route is fairly easy but the final part to the summit is still difficult. Although this route is the easiest, it has the highest failure rate due to bad preparation. It is advised to take this route seriously enough, to be well organized and to take all possible safety measures.

All the camps on this route sale goods such as chocolates, beer, soft drinks and mineral water, and they all have a radio contact to the Park Office. This route can be done in 5 days but it is advised to take an extra day for acclimatization at the Horombo hut which is also the only campsite on Kilimanjaro with beds and mattresses.

Departure & Return Location

Moshi/Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha

Departure Time

Immediately after pick-up from your Hotel/Airport.

Price Includes

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • All National Park Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • All Accommodation in the Mountain
  • Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Gate Transfers to and fro Moshi/Arusha
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals

Price Excludes

  • Passports and visas processing fees
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation
  • Flights
  • Medications
  • Tips for porters and mountain crewRecommended: Guides - $20 per day, Cook - $15 per day, Porters - $10
  • Personal mountain gears such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.All available for hiring in our Gear Shops
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
  • All additional costs incase of an early descent from the mountainThis includes: Meals, Lodges accommodation after descend. Park fees will also be non-refundable for days not in the mountain.

Complementaries

  • A personalized Kilimanjaro Certificate.
  • A Customized Kilimanjaro T-Shirt
What to Expect

The Marangu route offers a gentler and easier path than some of the other routes. It might be the less scenic than the other Kilimanjaro routes because you ascend and descend along the same path. That said, the scenery is still very beautiful; you pass through rainforest, moorland, high-altitude desert, and an arctic zone.

Note: Marangu Route, commonly known as the Coca Cola route is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites however summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak.
It is a shorter route with a steeper incline and less time for acclimatization it tends to have a lower summit success rate. This is the only route where the ascent and descent route is shared, thus creating more traffic.

Tour Highlights
  • Its a 5 Days 4 Nights Hike
  • Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu route
  • Best Time to Visit: January to March, or between June and October, to enjoy the best weather conditions
  • Tour Type: Private
Itinerary

Day 1Moshi/Airport/Arusha – Marangu Gate (1870 M) – Mandara Hut (2700 M)

You’ll be picked up from your Moshi accommodation/Kilimanjaro International Airport and make the drive to Kilimanjaro National Park, Marangu Gate(1870 M) arriving in time for lunch at the gate.
From here, you’ll liaise with your guides and begin your ascent through the verdant rainforest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro.

Hiking through this ancient jungle, you’ll get to go on a miniature safari as you spot wildlife such as black and white colobus monkeys along the way.

You’ll spend your night at the modern Mandara Huts(2700 M), which boast luxuries such as solar lighting and flush toilets. You won’t be seeing those again anytime soon!

Destination: Kilimanjaro National Park
Hiking Time: 4 to 5 hrs. (8 Km)
Zone: Rainforest
Elevation: 830 M
Meals: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2 Mandara Hut (2700 M) - Horombo Hut (3720 M)

After your breakfast you’ll set off bright and early today, as you’ve got a long day of hiking ahead of you!

Today’s hike takes you from the verdant rainforest into the stark alpine zone, as you’ll cover more kilometres than your 1st day.

If the weather is clear, you’ll find stunning views of Kibo Glacier on your way before settling down for the evening at Horombo Huts. (3720 M)

Destination: Horombo Huts
Hiking Time: 6 to 8 hrs. (12 Km)
Zone: Rainforest/Low Alpine Zone
Elevation: 1020 M
Meals: All Meals

Day 3Horombo Huts (3720 M) - Kibo Huts (4700 M)

It’s another big day of hiking today, as you’ll make your way to Kibo Hut to set up camp ahead of your summit attempt.
Climbing almost 1,000m, you’ll pass your last watering point at the 4,130m mark before arriving at Kibo Hut (4700 M) in the afternoon.

Remember to drink plenty of water during your early dinner, as you’ll be up bright and early tomorrow to begin your ascent to the summit!

Destination: Kibo Huts
Hiking Time: 5 to 7 hrs. (10 Km)
Zone: Low Alpine Zone/High Alpine Zone
Elevation: 980 M
Meals: All Meals

Day 4Kibo Huts (4700 M) - Uhuru Peak (5985 M) - Horombo Huts (3720 M)

You’re going to start your day early today – just after midnight, in fact!

Your climbing team will wake you with a cup of hot tea and a light snack for energy as you get dressed and prepare your daypack for the adventure ahead.

You’ll be hiking in utter darkness for the next 5-7 hours, so take it slow and you’ll arrive at Stella Point a few hours before dawn. From here, there’s another two hours of intense hiking before you reach your ultimate goal: Uhuru Peak.

Standing at 5,985m, you’ll be able to experience a spectacular sunrise and take in the panoramic view. You’ve done it

You’ll then descend back to Horombo Hut via Kibo Hut. At anywhere between 12 and 16 hours of hiking, this is sure to be one of the longest, most grueling days of your life!

Destination: Uhuru Peak and back to Horombo Huts
Summit Ascent Time: 6 to 8 hrs. (5.5 Km)
Descent Time: 4 to 5 hrs to Kibo Huts & 4 to 5 hrs to Horombo Huts.
Zone: Glacial/Low Alpine Zone/High Alpine Zone
Elevation: 1195 M
Meals: All Meals

Day 5Horombo Huts (3720 M) - Marangu Gate (1870 M) - Moshi

It’s a day of celebration today, as you’ll enjoy one last breakfast on the mountain before descending to the Marangu Gate.

It’s an almost 20km walk today, but the steady downhill makes it a lot easier than the ascent.

Upon arrival at the gate, you’ll get to celebrate with your porters and guides, provide them with their tips for their hard work, and collect your certificate of completion.

Your driver will then whisk you away to your Moshi or Arusha hotel to get some well-earned rest.

Destination: Back to Moshi/Arusha
Descent Time: 6 to 8 hrs.(20 Km)
Travel Time to Moshi: 2 to 3 hrs
Zone: Low Alpine Zone/Rainforest
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (No Dinner)

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PRICE INFORMATION & SEASONS
  • You will be taking part in a challenging and rewarding hike, and you will need specialist equipment. Here is a list of kit that you must make available for yourself:
  1. Sleeping bag (4 seasons)– can be hired for $ 8 per day
  2. Hiking boots – can be hired for $ 5 per day
  3. Waterproof jackets and trousers – can be hired for $2 each per day 
  4. Hand gloves – can be hired for $2 per day
  5. Warm clothing – can be hired for $ 2 per day
  6. 5 t-shirts minimum
  7. Additional sport shoes or sandals
  8. A warm fleece
  9. A hat
  10. A thermal suit
  11. Gaiters
  12. Hiking sticks
  13. Head Torch
  14. Water Bottle/Camel Bag
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Warm Socks
Prices are Per Person Sharing. Travelling is in a  safari vehicle, and accommodation is in the mountain huts/Tents.

No. of Pax

 

High Season

Jan 02 – March 31 | June 01 – Oct 31
Dec 16 – Dec 31

Mid Season

November 01 – December 15
 

Low Season

April 01 – May 31
 
1 $ 2100 $ 2100 $ 2000
2 & 3 $ 1790 $ 1790 $ 1690
4 & 5 $ 1670 $ 1670 $ 1570
6 $ 1500 $ 1500 $ 1400

 

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     All rates are in US Dollars  per person
  Children between 12 – 17 years will pay 75% of the adult rates (send the child Names & age for direct booking
  Children between 8 – 11 years will pay 50% of the adult rate (send the child Names & age for direct booking)

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