6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb

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6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb

7 Days


Marangu route (Coca Cola route) is preferred by many mountain climbers as it is easy to ascend due to its gentle inclination. This is an oldest route that is well-established and include of accommodation in huts and dormitory-style lodging. To reach the Kilimanjaro’s summit (Uhuru Peak) through this route, six days are required. You will hike through the trails for five days and witness the sunrise on Uhuru peak before descending down.


Upon arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet our expert mountain guide and driver who will welcome you to Tanzania with greetings. Soon, you will hit the road from the airport to your accommodation in Moshi town. At your lodge, you will check in and have a scrumptious lunch and soak up in a cold pool or enjoy massage in a spa. In the evening, our experienced mountain guide will give you a brief about your climb and tell you all necessary hiking gear that is required to start your hike the next day.

Our guide will pick you up from your lodge after breakfast. You will be transferred to Marangu Gate (1800m) to start your hike. After finishing up registering to the officials at the gate, you will start your hike through the rainforest covering the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro for about 2-3 hours. You will reach the Mandara Hut (2740m) where you will have dinner and sleep overnight.
 Marangu Gate (1830 m/6000 ft.) to Mandara Hut (2740 m/9000 ft.)
 Distance: 7 km
 Hiking time: 4-5 hours
 Habitat: Montane Forest

After breakfast, you will hike through the rainforest, and then into the heather and moorland zones. As you hike past these zones, you will view the two peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and stunning views of Moshi town. You will spend a few minutes eating lunch from your lunch box and proceed with your hike until you reach at Horombo Hut (3720 m), have a dinner and sleep overnight.
 Mandara Hut (2,740 m/9,000 ft.) to Horombo Hut (3,690 m/12,100 ft.)
 Distance: 11 km.
 Hiking time: 6–8 hours
 Habitat: Heath Land

You will spend this day for acclimatization. You will hike from Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Hut and then back to Horombo for a rest, dinner, and overnight stay. You will elevate at 2900 ft. and return to the starting point. As you hike through this heath land, you will witness the stunning zebra rocks.
 Horombo Hut (3,720 m/12,200 ft) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600 m/15,100 ft)
 Mawenzi Hut (4,600 m/15,100 ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720 m/12,200 ft)
 Elevation Gain and Loss: 2,900 feet
 Hiking time: 6–8 hours
 Habitat: Heath Land

After acclimatizing, you will hike through the alpine desert and then into the alpine desert on Kibo Hut. You will trek through saddle connecting Kibo and Mawenzi. You will have an early dinner and overnight in preparation for the summit bid that will start at 00:30 a.m.
 Horombo Hut (3,690 m/12,100 ft) to Kibo Hut (4,695 m/15,400 ft)
 Distance: 10 km,
 Hiking Time: 6–8 hours
 Habitat: Alpine Desert

Your guide will awaken you at around 23:30 p.m. to prepare for final trek to the Kilimanjaro’s summit. You will aim for a sunrise at Uhuru Peak. You will walk past Gilman’s Point (5685 m), Stella Point, and finally reach the Uhuru peak. After spending some time to enjoy the scenic views of glaciers and crater at the summit, you will start to descend to Horombo Hut.
 Kibo Hut (4,695 m/15,400 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft)
 Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) to Horombo Hut (3,690 m/12,100 ft)
 Distance: 4 km ascent, 14 km descent
 Hiking Time: 10–15 hours
 Habitat: Artic

On this last day, you will have an easy downhill walk through the rainforest to Marangu Gate. You will stop at Mandara Hut for lunch and head out to the Marangu Gate. At Marangu Gate, you meet our driver will transfer you to your lodge in Moshi to relax and celebrate this achievement.
 Horombo Hut (3,690 m/12,100 ft) to Marangu Gate (1,830 m/6,000 ft)
 Distance: 18 km,
 Hiking time: 5-7 hours
 Habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport or wildlife destinations such as Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater.

Route DescriptionHigh Or Low /Luxury Or BudgetEach Of 2 PaxEach Of 4 PaxEach Of 6 Pax
6 Days Marangu Budget$1906$1757$1724

The Cost Includes

  • 2 shared airport transfers - 1 on arrival and 1 on departure
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 Season mountain tents
  • -29 0C Extreme Limit Sleeping Bags
  • Double layered sleeping mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Tree donation in support of our environmental conservation projects
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodations
  • Supplemental summit Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter
  • 1 portable flush toilet with a toilet tent for group sizes of 5 and above.
  • Complementary group transportation into Moshi town for shopping on the last day

The Cost Excludes

  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew – Recommended a minimum $150 per client
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Tanzanian mountain doctor
  • Single Supplement Request from client
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended – Travel insurance with medical cover of 6,000m and above)
  • GPS Trackers

EXTRAS (to be arranged upon request)

  • Spending a night in the crater – $200 per person
  • Western breach approach without a night at the crater camp – $200 extra per person
  • Tanzanian mountain doctor – $300 per group per day
  • Extra supplemental oxygen – $120 per oxygen kit (with 2 cylinders)
  • Extra weight of clients’ luggage – $6 per extra kg
  • Extra porter on the mountain (this is if a client requests) – $15 per porter per day
  • Extra day on the Mountain $ 300
  • Mountain re-supply of delayed baggage/ any other forgotten items: $100 per porter
  • Extra airport transfer – $100 per vehicle one way
  • Last minute cancellation of client (within 3 days of the tour) – $300 cancellation fee per client


Clients are required to have a maximum of 15kg in their duffel bags. Due to the large increase in operational costs as a result of excess weight of clients’ luggage, we’ve had to resort to the following measures:

  • Extra weight of clients’ luggage – $6 per extra kg
  • Extra porter on the mountain (this is if a client requests) – $15 per porter per day

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