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5 Days Kili Climb Via Marangu Route

  • ROUTE SUMMARY
  • DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
  • BOOKING THIS ROUTE

Marangu route is regarded as the easiest route up Mount Kilimanjaro because of its gradual slope hence the nick name coca cola route. it’s the oldest most established route offering dormitory huts of up to 60 Bunk beds for accommodation with pillow and mattresses provided but you still need your own sleeping bags (read more about Marangu route)

Day 1: Arusha – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Mandara Hut (2715m) 4-5Hrs:

After a drive from Moshi/Arusha we will stop at Marangu gate for registration before commencing with the hike. As we hike on the scenic trail through the rain forest where we will see some of the animals available in Kilimanjaro. We will spend the night at Mandara huts (solar powered, wooden frame huts) which can accommodate 6-8 people each with proper western style bathrooms behind the main hut.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodati

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2715m) – Horombo Hut (3705m) 6-7Hrs

After a short walk through the rain forest from Mandara hut, past Maundi crater, we’ll encounter the moorland where we’ll be able to see Kilimanjaro’s spectacular flora the giant lobelia and the giant groundsel. If interested we can take a short detour up the rim of the Maundi crater where we’ll have an impressive view of Kibo. Later on we will reach Horombo hut where we’ll spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo Huton: Mandara Hut

Day 3: Horombo Hut (3705m) – Kibo Hut (4730m) 5-6 hrs

Today as we proceed with our climb we will Pick between the two routes available to us, an Upper Route (right hand fork) and a Lower Route (left hand fork), the upper route seemingly familiar from our previous day acclimatization hike, we will continue with our hike towards the “saddle” (the area between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks). Between the upper and the lower routes, the lower route is the easiest and takes the shortest time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Day 4: Kibo Hut (4700m) – summit (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3705m) 12-15Hrs

As it is with all final stops to the summit on all routes, hiking will start at around midnight.The tough climb on a rocky trail will take you past Hans Meyer Cave (5150m) past Gillman’s Point (5681m) located on the crater rim and up a mentally and physically challenging steep stony scree, to a snowy section that will bring us all the way to Uhuru (5895m) peak, Africa’s highest point. After feeling much joy and relief because of a successful summit, celebrating, take pictures and ticking your bucket list, you will start on a six-hour decent through Kibo hut to Horombo Hut where you’ll camp for the final day in the mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 5: Horombo hut (3705m) – Marangu Gate (1645m) – Arusha 5-6Hrs

The final day of the hike down will take 6hrs taking us all the way back to the park’s gate. Check out will follow along with receiving our Kilimanjaro climbing certificates as well as saying our goodbyes to the mountain crew.

Please note; Green certificates will be given to climbers who’ve reached Gillman’s point (5685m) while Gold certificate will be given to those who’ve reached Uhuru peak (5895m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Masailand Safari Lodge

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