6 Days Marangu Route


Price from USD 1,590

Marangu Route 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trek, the Marangu route – also “Coca-Cola” – is the most popular amongst Kilimanjaro climbers. It is unique in that it provides extra comfort with its permanent huts. Fabulous vistas of Kilimanjaro’s Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are an added advantage of the Coca-Cola Route! Marangu Route offers 6 and 5-day itineraries, the latter being the way to go for experienced trekkers.

The 6 day Marangu Route itinerary with its longer acclimatization is preferable if this is to be your first time hiking Kilimanjaro. Those who trek Kilimanjaro on the Marangu route can look forward to a Kilimanjaro route that covers the distance of 64 km (40 miles) with comfortable conditions resulting in a 92% climbing Kilimanjaro summit success rate for the longer programmed Kilimanjaro safaris.

Rates including VAT

Price per person Nº of persons Traveling together
$1950 1
$1830 2
$1780 3
$1650 4
$1630 5
$1610 6
$1590 7+

 Items included:

  • Transport from arrival point to Moshi
  • Transport from Moshi to the Departure point
  • Accommodation before climb
  • Accommodation after climb
  • All accommodation in huts on the mountain
  • Park fees on Kilimanjaro
  • Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)
  • 3 meals daily on the mountain
  • Sleeping and dining huts
  • First aid kit
  • Guide and porters
  • Cooks and waiters
  • Service of an English speaking mountain guide
  • Transportation to the mountain
  • Transportation from the mountain
  • All government taxes

 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

DAY 1:

Arusha to Marangu gate – Mandara hut

Altitude gain: 6,046 ft. to 8,858’ ft.; hiking time: 4-5 hours, 5 miles

After registering at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate you’ll take your first step toward your goal – the roof of Africa. You’ll be hiking through the montane forest, a lush, biodiverse zone, and home to the endemic flower Impatiens Kilimajaro. Keep an eye out for blue and Colobus monkeys and listen to the birdsong, the avifauna here is prolific. You may even catch a glimpse of Hartlaub’s Turaco, a stunning brightly coloured resident. After reaching Mandara Hut you could take a walk over to the Maundi crater or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Accommodations: Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2:

Mandara hut to Horombo hut Shira camp

8,858 ft to 12,205 ft: Hiking time: 6-8 hours, 7 miles

Today your hike will take you out of the forest and into the heathland where giant heathers grow, and as you climb higher, into the moorland. Here you’ll see two of the most unusual plants on Kilimanjaro, the fairy-tale-like giant groundsel and the giant lobelias. You’ll also have your first views of the peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo, that’s the really big one that you’ll be scaling in a few days.

Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3:

Acclimatization day at Horombo hut

12,205 ft to 14,400 ft : Hiking time: 2-3 hours, 3 miles

No need to pack your bags today as you’ll stay a second night at Horombo. Your guide will take you on an acclimatization walk to Zebra rocks and the base of Mawenzi peak where you’ll have glorious views of Kibo looming over the saddle. The rest of the day be spent at camp where you can put your feet up and catch up on some rest.

Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner





DAY 4:

Horombo hut to Kibo hut

12,205 ft to 15,430 ft: Hiking time: 6-8 hours, 6 miles

Today you’ll trek up into the barren high altitude desert, crossing the boulder-strewn saddle that connects Kibo and Mawenzi. You may be lucky and see a buzzard or even a lammergeyer soaring on the thermals above. After reaching the camp the rest of the day is devoted to preparing for your summit bid – preparing your kit, eating, and resting.

Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5:

Kibo hut to Uhuru peak summit to Horombo hut

15,430 ft to 19,341 ft to12,205 ft, 4 miles ascent, 10 miles descent, 6-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent

The push for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak! You will be woken at around 11:30 pm to make a start just after midnight. This is where your grit and determination will be called upon but your reward is possibly the most amazing sunrise you’ll ever see on the horizon behind Mawenzi.

You’ll probably be around Gilman’s Point (5685m) at this time so it’s time for a much-needed breather before walking around the top of the crater rim, passing Stella Point, and finally reaching Uhuru. Take some time to enjoy the views of the crater and glaciers then you’ll retrace your steps back to Kibo for breakfast and a rest. You’ll then descend back down to Horombo hut which will feel oxygen-rich after the summit and a long night’s sleep.

Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6:

Horombo hut to Marangu gate

12,205 ft to 6,046 ft: Hiking time: 5-7 hours, 12 miles

Our last day on the mountain will start after breakfast and thanking your crew its time to head back down to the forest stopping for lunch at Mandara Hut and then on to Marangu gate. Your guide will arrange your certificates and our driver will meet you to transfer you to your hotel for a long hot shower and a celebration.

.Accommodations: Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



DAY 7:


If your time in Africa ends today our transfer team will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure. If you have booked with us a safari or a few days to dissolve into the pristine sandy beaches and tropical waters of Zanzibar, we will be there to help you comfortably transition from your climb into your next Tanzanian adventure



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