5 Days / 4 Nights Itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu route

Trip Overview

The Marangu route is one of the most scenic and easy routes up Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb starts from the Marangu village located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is also known as the coca-cola route due to its popularity. Those climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route also enjoy accommodation in huts instead of tents. There is no technical climbing on the Marangu route. The start of the climb from Marangu is conveniently located near Moshi. All your transport from airport to hotel and the gate and back again is included in the trip price.

From the Marangu gate you hike to Mandara huts and then proceed to; Horombo huts, Kibo huts, Gilman's point and finally Uhuru Peak which is the highest point in Africa at 5,895 meters. The same route is followed up and down the mountain.

A word of caution about this route however. Due to the speed at which hikers gain altitude on this route, there is an increased risk of altitude sickness. For this reason, on Kili Base Adventures climbs we have incorporated an additional day on the mountain to provide better acclimatisation - and in our experience, this will increase your likelihood of reaching the summit. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. The route is a perfect choice for those who do not wish to camp in tents.

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