5 Days Marangu Route - Moshi

Overview

2. Marangu ("Coca Cola") Route Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. The minimum days required for this route is five. Marangu is mostly favored during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.
Stop At: Marangu Falls, Marangu Tanzania
Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.
Take a short drive from Moshi town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2m
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara hut
Day 2: Day 2:Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
Day 2:Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]
Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8m
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 9 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut
Day 3: Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Stop At: Kibo Tower, Boma Road Rindi Lane, Moshi 255 Tanzania
Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]
Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo hut
Day 4: Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut
Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillmans Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillmans (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillmans Point]
Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included
Duration: 12 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut
Day 5: Day 5: Horombo Hut Moshi
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 5: Horombo Hut Moshi
After breakfast, we will start with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Moshi town.
Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9m
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast & Lunch Included
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters, Filtered water throughout the trek ,
  • Entry/Admission - Marangu Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Horombo Huts
  • Entry/Admission - Kibo Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA),
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1500
Per Person