5 Days – Marangu Route

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Daily Tour 5 Days & 4 Nights
Mt. Kilimanjaro. Climbing Kilimanjaro

Short Overview

The Marangu path – sometimes known as the “Coca Cola route” – is one of the most popular routes to Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit. Many hikers feel that the Marangu path is the simplest route to Uhuru Peak because it is the only route that can be completed in 5 days (making it the cheapest choice). It is also the only route on the mountain that provides accommodation in A-frame cabins.
Unfortunately, the 5 day Marangu route has one of the lowest summit success rates of all the routes up mountain. If you take the Marangu route, we strongly recommend trekking it over 6 days to enhance your chances of reaching the summit.

Unfortunately, the 5 day Marangu route has one of the lowest summit success rates of any of the routes up mountain. If you take the Marangu route, we strongly advise trekking it over 6 days to enhance your chances of reaching the summit. This is the only route that offers nice community sleeping huts with solar illumination, bunk beds, and mattresses at each overnight location. Mandara and Horombo huts also have cold showers and flushing toilets. The Marangu route follows the same path as it ascends and descends.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and Arusha Airport (ARK/HTAR)

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

QUICK VIEW 5 DAYS MARANGU ITINERARY    [ 7 Days tour / 5 days of climb ] 

  DAY 1 :  Arrival.

  DAY 2 :  Hotel ➨ Marangu Gate ➨ Mandara Hut.

  DAY 3 : Mandara Hut ➨ Horombo Hut.

  DAY 4 :  Horombo Hut ➨ Kibo Base Camp ➨ Summit Kibo Hut

  DAY 5 : Kibo Hut ➨ Horombo Hut

  DAY 6 : Horombo Hut ➨ Marangu Gate Hotel

  DAY 7 : Departure  /  Next Adventure

DAY 1 : Arrival in Moshi or Arusha
  • You arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet our driver to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha..
  • After reaching Moshi, you'll meet us for a pre-trek briefing.
  • We will help you with any equipment checks and ensure you have everything you need for the trek.
  • You'll spend the night in a hotel in Moshi, resting and preparing for the journey ahead.
  • DAY 2 : Marangu Gate (1,860m / 6102.4 ft ) to Mandara Hut (2,720m / 8924 ft )
  • After an early breakfast, you'll drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate, the starting point of your trek.
  • At the gate, you'll complete park registration and meet your trekking crew.
  • The first day's trek takes you through lush rainforest, filled with exotic flora and fauna.
  • You'll follow a well-maintained trail to Mandara Hut, where you'll have dinner and stay the night.
    Hiking Distance : 8 KM / 4.97 Mile.
  • DAY 3 : Mandara Hut (2,720m / 8924 ft ) to Horombo Hut ( 3,720m / 12205 ft )
  • You'll continue your ascent through the rainforest on the second day.
  • If time allows, you can take a short detour to Maundi Crater, offering excellent views of the Kenyan plains and Mawenzi Peak.
  • The trek then takes you through the heath and moorland zone.
  • You'll reach Horombo Hut, where you'll enjoy your evening meal and rest for the night.
    Hiking Distance : 11km / 6.8 Mile.
  • DAY 4 : Horombo Hut (3,720m / 12205 ft ) to Kibo Hut (4,720m / 15485.6 ft )
  • The trek continues through the alpine desert zone, with the landscape becoming more rugged and barren.
  • You'll reach Kibo Hut, situated at the base of the Kibo Crater, which is your starting point for the summit attempt.
  • After dinner, you'll prepare for the challenging summit climb and go to bed early.
    Hiking Distance: 9 km / 5.6 Mile.
  • DAY 5 : Summit Day - Kibo Hut (4,720m / 15485.6 ft ) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m / 19340.5 ft ) and descent to Horombo Hut
  • You'll wake up around midnight, have a light meal, and start the ascent to Uhuru Peak.
  • The climb is steep, and you'll make your way up scree slopes in the darkness.
  • As you reach the rim of the crater, you'll witness the breathtaking sunrise at Gilman's Point (5,681m).
  • You'll continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro, for a sense of accomplishment and stunning views.
  • After enjoying the summit, you'll descend back to Kibo Hut for a rest and a meal.
  • The journey continues as you make your way down to Horombo Hut, where you'll spend the night.
    Hiking Distance : 19 Km / 11.8
  • DAY 6 : Horombo Hut (3,720m / 12205 ft ) to Marangu Gate (1,860m / 6102.4 ft )
  • On the final day of your trek, you'll descend through the moorland and lush rainforest zones.
  • You'll reach the Marangu Gate, where you'll receive your summit certificate to commemorate your achievement.
  • Afterward, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Moshi, where you can rest and celebrate your successful Kilimanjaro trek.

    Hiking Distance : 19 Km / 11.8 Mile.
  • DAY 7 : Departure
    Whether you depart for the airport immediately after your Kilimanjaro trek or continue with other adventure activities in the area largely depends on your personal preferences, time, and travel plans.

     

    PACKAGE AND PRICE:


    The cost of trekking the Marangu Route on Mount Kilimanjaro can vary depending on several factors, including the type of package (premium, classic or joining group ), the number of days, the size of your group, the time of year. Keep in mind that the prices mentioned below are approximate and can change over time.

     

    The majority of climbers are looking for classic adventures. Our classic Kilimanjaro hikes are enjoyable and memorable because of the combination of great comfort and high safety standards. This is the most popular choice among our customers.

    This climbing package includes everything a climber could possibly need for the hike, including our experienced mountain crews, high-quality group equipment, and nutritionist-designed meals. However, our safety protocols are the same for all of our hiking adventures; only guides with Wilderness First Responder certification are assigned to lead a party. Other safety measures include an oxygen cylinder supply, complete medical kits, and two daily medical check-ups.

    You will stay in a good hotel before and after the adventure, with caring staff, hot water, reliable Wi-Fi, swimming pool and a restaurant.

    5 Days Climbing

    + Pre & Post Accomodation

    1 pax

    2 pax

    3 pax

    4 pax

    5 pax

    6 pax

    7 pax

    8+ pax

     Marangu Route

    $ 2,439

    $ 1,898

    $ 1,740

    $ 1,681

    $ 1,639

    $ 1,550

    $ 1,528

    $ 1,496

    Our premium Kilimanjaro adventures include extras like spacious walk-in tents, an advanced meal plan on the hike, and other Kilimanjaro upgrades. It is the best service a luxury-focused climber can find here!

    Premium adventure safety protocols include mandatory Wilderness First Responder Certification for all of our guides, oxygen cylinders, medical kits, and mandatory medical check-ups (two per day).

    You will stay in a 5* hotel in Arusha before and after your trip (breakfast and dinner are included).

    5 Days Climbing

    + Pre & Post Accomodation

    1 pax

    2 pax

    3 pax

    4 pax

    5 pax

    6 pax

    7 pax

    8+ pax

     Marangu Route

    $ 5,504

    $ 3,662

    $ 3,296

    $ 3,156

    $ 3,058

    $ 2962

    $ 2,826

    $ 2,732

    Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Join our exclusive group and experience the awe-inspiring Kilimanjaro like never before! With our unique pricing system, we guarantee that you’ll pay the lowest price available. Plus, there’s no need to worry about missing out on your dream hike. If no one joins your excursion on your chosen date, we’ll ensure you proceed with your Kilimanjaro adventure at no extra cost. Don’t let this amazing opportunity slip away – secure your spot today and get ready to conquer the majestic Kilimanjaro!

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