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.