7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. 7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route, Kilimanjaro’s summit and is known as the “coca cola” or “tourist” route. The 7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route begins at Marangu Gate (1,870 meters) on the South-East side of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Typically, you will be driven to the gate from Moshi, which takes approximately an hour and passes through the village of Marangu. If approaching from Arusha it takes over two hours to reach Marangu gate. This is the only route in Kilimanjaro with the comforts of solar powered sleeping huts and comfortable beds at every camp.

It is the easiest and shortest route, Kilimanjaro’s summit and is known as the “coca cola” or “tourist” route. Marangu route is the only route in Kilimanjaro with the comforts of solar powered sleeping huts and comfortable beds at every camp. The huts are communal with beds at both mandara and kibo huts and 120 beds at horombo hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. this route is usually done in 5 days, but you can do it in 6 days for better acclimatization.

You can spend your extra day resting at horombo or climbing to a basecamp below kibo’s sub peak mawenzi. Our adventure expedition daily packages will take you to this the highest mountain in Africa with our qualified guides potters and cooks who are fluent in English speaking.

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from the Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please be ready by 7:30 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional instructor Meals
1 hour of free time Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Instructor gratuity

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Affectionately known as the “Coca-Cola route”, Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route. This is not always the best way due to a shorter acclimatization period. The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain. Hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences.

INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PRICE:

  • Pick-up from the airport upon arrival Airport
  • Moshi hotel accommodation at day of arrival on BB
  • Full board Accommodation
  • All park fees
  • Three meals per day
  • Bottled water
  • Guide, cook & porter fees
  • English speaking and knowledgeable lead guides, cooks & porters

What to bring on trekking either Kilimanjaro?

  • Waterproof rucksack with day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mats and insulation pads
  • Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip – flops)
  • Wooden walking stick / ski pole
  • Sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
  • Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
  • Sweaters / jumpers, anorak / raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
  • Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
  • Sunscreen and lip salve
  • Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
  • Water bottle

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7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

We will send a driver to the airport to pick you up and take you to the hotel in Moshi. Orientation will take place at the hotel. Our guides will highlight all the important details regarding your trek and an inspection of your trekking gear will take place.

  • Main Destination: Arusha (Tanzania)
  • Accommodation: hotel in Moshi
  • Mid-range hotel Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals are on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 2: Arusha – Mandara Hut

After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu Gate (1860m). Walk 9 kms through dense semi-tropical Rain Forest to Mandara Hut (2744m). Dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Marangu Gate Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Mandara Hut (2744m)
  • Meals: Full board
  • Meals are on Bed and Breakfast Basis

Day 3: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

Depart early morning for a 10hr walk up to Horombo Hut (3761m). The landscape becomes more rigged and rocky but superb, with mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. Dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Kibo peaks Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Horombo Hut (3761m)
  • Meals: Full board
  • Meals are on Bed and Breakfast Basis

Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

After breakfast, proceed on a 6hr walk through spectacular mountain vegetation to Kibo Hut (4732m). Dinner and overnight. Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Main Destination: Kibo peaks Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Kibo Hut (4732m)
  • Meals: Full board
  • Meals are on Bed and Breakfast Basis

Day 5: Kibo Hut Uhuru Peak – Horombo

The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2:00 am. It takes about 5 hrs to the most difficult steep part of the route to Gil man Point(5681m). From Gil mans, it takes one hour thirty minutes to Uhuru Peak (5895m.) Descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo – Moshi – Arusha

Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu Gate for transfer to Moshi. Dinner and overnight in Moshi or Arusha

Day 7: Horrombo Hut (Full board)

Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu National Park, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to moshi then to Nairobi.

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

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