MOUNT KILIMANJARO via Marangu Route

Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. It is the oldest, most well established route.

Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path.

Marangu is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.

Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Also available for consumption are soft drinks, bottled water, and beer (not included in price hereunder).

DAY START ALTITUDE
(m)
ALTITUDE
(ft)
FINISH ALTITUDE
(m)
ALTITUDE
(ft)
TIME DISTANCE DISTANCE
1
2
3
4
5
Marang Gate
Mandara Hut
Horombo Hut
Mawenzi Hut
Kibo Huy
Uhuru Hut
Horomo Hut
1,843
2,700,
3,720
4,315
3,720
4,703
5,895
3,720
1,843
2,700,
3,720
4,315
3,720
4,703
5,895
3,720
Marang Gate
Mandara Hut
Horombo Hut
Mawenzi Hut
Kibo Huy
Uhuru Hut
Horomo Hut
1,843
2,700,
3,720
4,315
3,720
4,703
5,895
3,720
1,843
2,700,
3,720
4,315
3,720
4,703
5,895
3,720
1-2
4
3
3
2
1
4
5
4
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
4
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
        Total       82 50

 

6 Day Marangu Itinerary

 


DAY 1: Overnight MOSHI (Bed & breakfast)

DAY 2: Drive to Marangu Gate. Commence ascending walking through the lush rain forest to MANDARA  HUT.

DAY 3: Leave the glades of forest and follow an ascending path through the open grassy moorlands to HOROMBO HUT. Stay overnight.

DAY 4: Extra day for acclimatization. This extra day is taken at Horombo Hut to help your body acclimatize to the high altitude and also to observe the beautiful scenery. There is an optional trek to the base of Mawenzi reaching nearly 14,160 feet (4,315 Mt.). Along the way you will pass Zebra Rock, and the striking landscape of the moorland zone. Stay overnight at HOROMBO HUT - (OPTIONAL - Extra Charge applicable)

DAY 5: Ascending you pass the “Last Water" point walking on to the saddle a dry area between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi arriving at KIBO HUT Stay overnight.

DAY 6: EARLY start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman's Point at 18,640ft./ 5,681m. in time for sunrise. Which is on the greater rim. Ascending up to UHURU PEAK. The highest Pont in Africa at 19,341ft./5,895m. From here you descend going straight down to HOROMBO HUT stay overnight.

DAY 7: The day spent in descending down to Marangu Park Gate. Transfer to/for overnight MOSHI (Bed & breakfast)

DAY 8: Breakfast.  End of your tour

 
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