6 Days Marangu Route

The Marangu Route has been referred to as the 'Coca Cola' route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit.The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.

6 Days Marangu Route
Day 1

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
meters (1800m to 2700m)
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.
Day 2

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
meters (2700m to 3700m)
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Heath
We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Day 3

Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
meters (3700m to 4400m
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Heath
Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205
meters (4400m to 3700m
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
Habitat: Heath
This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.
Day 4

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
meters {3700m to 4700m}
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
Day 5

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
meters(4700m to 5895)
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
meters(5895m to 3700m)
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Day 6

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
meters(3700m to 1800m)
Distance: 20 km/12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi for hot shower..

Budget Price

  • 1 Pax $1785
  • 2 Pax $ 1735
  • 3 Pax $ 1685
  • 4 Pax $ 1635
  • 5 Pax +$1555

Medium Price

  • 1 Pax $ 1788
  • 2 Pax $ 1737
  • 3 Pax $ 1688
  • 4 Pax $ 1635
  • 5 Pax + $ 1588

Luxury Price

  • 1 Pax $ 2085
  • 2 Pax $ 2035
  • 3 Pax $ 1985
  • 4 Pax $ 1935
  • 5 Pax +$ 1885







Two ways Airport Transport

Transportation to & from Kilimanjaro gate

Two night hotel Accommodation

Entry Fees

Camping fees (Not Available)

Huts fees (Marangu Route)

Rescue fees

Three meals per days and drinking water while on Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Fair Salary for the Porters, Cook and Guides

Sleeping Tents, Table and Chairs

4 inches - Quality sleeping mattress

2 Inches - Quality sleeping mattress

Purse Oximeter

Oxygen cylinder

Emergency First Aid Kit

Friendly and Professional Mountain team( Guides, Cook and Porters

Personal summit certificate stamped and signed by National park and your guide

Your hiking personal gear

Tips for the porters, Cook and Guide


International and Domestic flight

Travel Insurance

Laundry services

Lunch and Dinner while in Hotel


Hot water for washing

Hot shower while on trekking

Flexible portable bed and its comfortable mattress

Portable flushable toilet

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