Take a challenge by climbing via the oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the "Tourist Route" or "Coca Cola Route"

Marangu is also known as the ‘Tourist Route’ and the This is because Marangu is the most common route on the mountain, and thus is considered popular touristy, and because the route is the only one that provide sleeping huts.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1400
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
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Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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There are the several official trekking route by which tourist can use to ascent and descent Mount Kilimanjaro. We advice you to take MARANGU ROUTE, is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. The route is well developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception; this being slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in simple mountain huts, which is an advantage as the nights can be very cold.

Day 1: Arusha - Marangu gate – Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes) from Moshi town, register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion is a good way to see the atmosphere of the Northern part of Tanzania. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest 
 

Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

In the morning around 8:30 am after breakfast start trekking to Horombo hut. After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo hut. The view of Kibo summit and Mawenzi are both stunning and shinning in clear days. In most cases giant lobelias and groundsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point where most of the climbers uses it for acclimatization whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day give a wide change for successful summit the roof of Africa, remember extra is available on request.

Day 3: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

In the morning after breakfast the trek will take you to the last water point walking into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heartland but then disappears into desert like structure. At Kibo you will have your dinner, followed by a nap and then at the middle of the night around 23:30 hour prepares yourself for summit climb.

Day 4: Kibo Hut – Summit “Uhuru Peak” and Horombo

Very early in the morning you will be awaken by your guide for a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate with some snacks. After a warm up start to the summit of Africa, The trek will take you to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim at 18,640 ft / 5,861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing you now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa: 19,340 ft / 5,895 m (1-2 hours). You will need a flash light, camera, sun glass as well as warm clothes as it gets too cold. While at the summit you will take your pictures and thereafter start descending down to Kibo hut for breakfast and a rest before proceeding to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate & Hotel

After breakfast a steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m / 8,858 ft), the first stopping place of the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m / 6,004 ft.). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

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