Kilimanjaro On Foot

6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro

6 Days

6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Itinerary

Also 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 people favor to climb Kilimanjaro on 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 6 Days Marangu Route is one of the easiest and most popular trail in Kilimanjaro.

The moderate slope makes it less difficult to climb.

It’s the only route with huts, simple dining and rooms. We recommend on doing Marangu 6 days/5 nights in Mountain though this route allow 5 days/4 nights in Mountain.

Marangu is used for both ascend and descend.

Itinerary highlighting day by day

Day 1: Marangu Gate - Hike to Mandara Hut

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

Day 3: Rest Day - Horombo Hut

Day 4: Hike Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

Day 5: Hike Kibo Hut - Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Day 6: Hike Horombo Hut - trail head, drive to Arusha | Departure

Trip Type

We offer group and private Kilimanjaro climbs.

Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

Year round but March to May are ran months so we recommend avoid this time.

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Day 1

Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara Huts

  • Elevantion: 1860/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2:1/2 - 3 hours), register and commence the trek. hike through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

Day 2

Mandara Huts to to Horombo Huts

  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

Rates including VAT

Price Per person Nº of persons Traveling together
$1910 1
$1730 2
$1680 3
$1640 4
$1610 5
$1590 6
$1560 7+

Items included:

  • Transport from arrival point to Moshi

  • Transport from Moshi to Departure point

  • Accommodation before climb

  • Accommodation after climb

  • All accommodation in tents on the mountain

  • Park fees on Kilimanjaro

  • Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)

  • 3 meals daily on the mountain

  • Sleeping tents and dinning tents (all camping gears)

  • Guide and porters

  • Cooks and waiters

  • First aid kit

  • Service of an English speaking mountain guide

  • Transportation to the mountain

  • Transportation from the mountain

  • All government taxes

  • Oximeter on the mountain

Items not included:

  • Extras in the hotel
  • Drinks rather than water
  • Tips to mountain Crews
  • Meals in Moshi
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, Hiking poles etc.
  • Flights
  • And all not listed above

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