Kilimanjaro Climb – Marangu Route

The Marangu route also known as ‘Coca-Cola’ route is the most popular thus a high-traffic route on Kilimanjaro. It is the only non-camping route on Kilimanjaro where trekkers sleep in dormitory-like huts. Marangu is mistakeably considered as the easiest route and due to this reputation, it is often selected by many unprepared and inexperienced trekkers. As a result, only a migre 35% of climbers using this route actually make it to the summit at Uhuru peak.   Scenically, Marangu route has great views of the rain forest, Mawenzi peak, and the landscape below as well as the magnificient vista from the summit.

Marangu route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths and are not comfortable sleeping under a tent.

The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended.

Day 1: Arrive / Moshi
Day 2: Mandara hut
Day 3: Horombo hut
Day 4: Kibo hut
Day 5: Horombo hut
Day 6: Moshi
Day 7: Depart

Day 1: Arrive Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Stay overnight your hotel in Moshi. 

Day 2: Moshi – Mandara hut (9,020ft/2750m)
08h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for entry registration then start the trek to Mandara hut through thick rain forest.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Mandara hut.

Day 3: Mandara hut – Horombo hut (12,200ft/3720m)
08h00: After breakfast, ascend through moorland heading to the next night stop at Horombo hut.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Horombo hut. 

Day 4: Horombo hut – Kibo hut (15,420ft/4700m)
08h00: Walk up, across the saddle, to Kibo Hut.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and rest till Midnight. 

Day 5: Kibo hut -Summit (19,340ft/5895m) – Horombo hut
00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Gilman’s Point. 06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.

12h00: Continue down to Horombo Hut for the days and night’s rest.

Day 6: Horombo hut – Moshi
08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to the Hotel in Moshi town for overnight.

Day 7: Moshi/Kilimanjaro/Depart
Breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked by our representative for transfer to Kilimanjaro airport where you will catch your flight home/further holiday destination

Transport 

MiGo African Safaris uses 7 and 22 seater mini buses as well as 4×4 custom-made safari vehicles for airport transfers and transport to and from the mountain. All are equipped with communication system VHS/BLU manned by professional English speaking driver-guides.

Included in our vehicles:

  • Cooler box/ Ice box
  • Bottles of mineral water
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Guide Books
  • Binoculars

Assistance

  • You will be guided and transported by our expert guides who speak fluent English and are very familiar with the Flora and Fauna, Culture and Geography of Tanzania.
  • Our mountain climbing guides are very knowledgeable on altitude related sickness and are experienced in handling victims of the same on the mountain.
  • MiGo African Safaris provides Gamow bags for climbers on request at a reason fee.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Rescue team has VHS communication system to convey messages to all stations on the mountain.
  • Our guides use mobile phones to contact the offices throughout the climb.
  • Regular porters are hired to carry the clients’ climbing gear and other supplies.
  •  Personal porters to carry clients’ daypacks can be hired on request at an extra fee.
  • Chemical eco-friendly toilet provided as a complimentary service for groups of 4 persons and above.

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