Reach Kilimanjaro summit via the most effortless route and therefore the best choice for unexperienced climbers.
5 days Marangu Route is also referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route, as it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path.
It is the oldest and the most well established route on the Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls, basic washrooms and toilet. Short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult.
- Stand at the summit of the Kilimajaro
- Walk lunar-like landscapes
- Stay in wood and stone mountain huts
A team of experienced African guides are going to lead on this non-technical climb. Along the way, they will share their profound knowledge about mountaineering and the unique environment of Kilimanjaro.
Day 1: Arrival from Arusha or Moshi
After breakfast pick up at your hotel — drive to Marangu gate — start your hike through beautiful fields of heather and a bamboo rainforest — lunch picnic break — ascend to Mandara Hut at 8,999 ft (2.743m) — dinner at hut
Day 2: Horombo Hut (3,725m above sea level)
Breakfast at Mandara Hut — reach the forest line — cross moorland filled with alpine heather — lunch picnic break — reach Horombo Hut at 12,340 ft (3.760m) — dinner at hut
Day 3: Kibo Hut (4,695m above sea level)
Cross “the Saddle” to Kibo Hut with Kibo and Mawenzi looming above — walk through the surreal lunar-like alpine desert — reach Kibo Hut 15,520 ft (4.695m) — dinner at hut
Day 4: Kilimanjaro Summit (5,895m above sea level)
Wake up before midnight and start for the summit — reach Uhuru Peak before sunrise — celebrate the stunning panorama view from the summit — descend via Furtwängler Glacier to Horombo Hut — dinner at hut
Day 5: Departure from Arusha or Moshi
Breakfast at lodge — Descend from Horombo Huts — cross Marangu gate — meet for your summit celebration dinner at an Arusha restaurant — transfer to your hotel