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||Marang Gate||1,843||1,843||Marang Gate||1,843||1,843||1-2||4||4|
|2||Mandara Hut||2,700||2,700||Mandara Hut||2,700||2,700||4||2||2|
|3||Horombo Hut||3,720||3,720||Horombo Hut||3,720||3,720||3||3||3|
|4||Mawenzi Hut||4,315||4,315||Mawenzi Hut||4,315||4,315||3||4||4|
|5||Kibo Huy||3,720||3,720||Kibo Huy||3,720||3,720||2||6||6|
|Uhuru Hut||4,703||4,703||Uhuru Hut||4,703||4,703||1||7||7|
|Horomo Hut||5,895||5,895||Horomo Hut||5,895||5,895||4||8||8|