6 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- MANDARA HUT
Stop At: Marangu Falls, Marangu Tanzania
Day 1 MARANGU GATE- MANDARA HUT
You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, you will meet your team of guides and porters at the gate. Whilst in the forest you could see bright coloured birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. Once registrations finished you will start ascending leave the park buildings the walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara hut
Day 2: DAY 2 MANDARA HUT HOROMBO HUT 3,720Mts
Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
DAY 2 MANDARA HUT HOROMBO HUT 3,720Mts
The second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade, Kilimanjaros two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi lie straight ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.
Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi
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
Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
DAY 3 HOROMBO HUT
A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro. The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.
Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut
Day 4: DAY 4 HOROMBO HUT- KIBO HUT
Stop At: Kibo Tower, Boma Road Rindi Lane, Moshi 255 Tanzania
DAY 4 HOROMBO HUT- KIBO HUT
The scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo ,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Here you will start getting fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrows final assault THE SUMMIT re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so theres absolutely no point in carrying anything you dont need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
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 5: DAY 5 UHURU PEAK
Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
DAY 5 UHURU PEAK
This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyers Cave named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater rim at Johannes Notch. From here its a short scramble to Gillmans Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 12 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut
Day 6: DAY 6 Back to Moshi.
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
DAY 6 Back to Moshi.
The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi.
Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
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

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • o Filtered water throughout the trek
  • o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
  • Entry/Admission - Marangu Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Horombo Huts
  • Entry/Admission - Kibo Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • o Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Flights, Travel insurance, Visa and passport fees
  • Tips to mountain crew, Items of a personal nature, Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group, Alcoholic beverages
  • o Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($70 per toilet + toilet tent)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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 100 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.
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USD 1620
Per Person