Price per Person : US$1,750
Any additional day: US$ 180
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.
Marangu is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.
Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Also available for consumption are soft drinks, bottled water, and beer
DAY 1: Nairobi-Moshi-
Boards shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi) ON Bed and breakfast
DAY 2: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara hut (2700m)
Hiking time: 5 hoursDistance: About 12 km’sHabitat: Montane forest Moorland
After breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).
DAY 3:Mandara hut (2700m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 15 km’s Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).
DAY 4: Horombo hut (3720m) – Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 6 hours Distance: About 15 km’sHabitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)
DAY 5:SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru
6 hours to descend to Horombo Distance:
6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour’s walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight
DAY 6:Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km’s
Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 7: After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either:
(a) The National Park (This can be arranged)
(b) Kilimanjaro International Airport
(c) Arusha Town
(d) Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30 Pm
2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi – Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
2 transfers from Moshi to Marangu park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Marangu
4 nights accomodation in Huts while trekking Marangu
First and Last night accommodation at Buffalo hotel/Similar hotel in Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.
bags and all items of personal nature