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5-day Marangu “Coca Cola” route trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Get to the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in just 5-days via the spectacular Marangu route with one of our certified mountain guides.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • This amazing trek is the shortest ascend to Kilimanjaro which takes only 5 days.

  • Comfortable stay in sleeping huts, which is unique to Marangu route.

  • Hike with the best crew members, who will ensure your safe climb.

Description

Join us on this amazing 5-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania via the Marangu route. Also known as the “Coca-Cola” route or the “tourist route”, Marangu is the easiest and shortest way to the summit. It is also the only route which offers a stay in cozy sleeping huts with comfortable beds and solar lights, so the trek cannot be missed!

The trip offers a jovial atmosphere to meet and interact with explorers from across the world in the dining huts. Marangu is a great route as it offers a gradual and steady climb, without much difficulty. The climb usually takes about 5 days, but we can also extend it by another day for better acclimatization. In that case, the extra day will be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.

Regarding fitness, bear in mind that you must be in good physical shape to get onboard. There are no technical sections, making the trek fit for both seasoned hikers and newbies. However, since we’ll be hiking for around 8-12 km each day, previous hiking experience will definitely come in handy.

Starting at Moshi, we’ll begin our adventure towards the summit of Kilimanjaro by heading towards the Marangu Gate. The trail takes us through a tropical rainforest until we reach the Mandara Hut. The next couple of days will be spent hiking to the Horombo Hut and Kibo Hut.

The fourth day will take us to the highest point in Kilimanjaro, the Uhuru Peak ( 5895m). And, what a feeling it would be to stand on the highest point in Africa! The top offers spectacular views of the African plains. After, relishing our time here, we’ll descend back to Horombo Hut.

Finally, a downhill trek will take us back to the Marangu gate on the last day, from where we’ll drive you to your hotel in Moshi.

Send us a message to book your seat on this exceptional experience in Tanzania! You will have an unforgettable time climbing Africa’s highest mountain. Also, check out another group trek to Kilimanjaro here.

Details

Accommodation

Two nights accommodation at K's lodge, Moshi on twin sharing basis. Mountain Huts during the trek.

Disclaimer

Please note that you will need to sign a liability waiver prior to the beginning of the trip. The participant will need to have appropriate insurance coverage.

More info

Please bring along: Sunglasses, Backpack, Water bottle, Torch, Hiking Boots, Rain gear, Warm Clothes, and Personal Medication. You can rent the sleeping bag from Moshi or can bring your own.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

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Itinerary

Day 0: Briefing

Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel.

Day 1: Hotel to Mandara Hut

Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Distance: 9km/5.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 4: Kibo hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft

Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down

 

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Moshi

We’ll drive you back from Marangu gate to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Distance: 20km/12.5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Torch, hiking boots, rain gear, warm wear, personal medication, sleeping bag (you can rent it from Moshi)


About the guide

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We are an East African based operator, with offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We offer safari tours and climbs to Mount Kilimanjaro over different routes, with ascents ranging from 5 to 9 days.

Our guides hold official certifications such as Kilimanjaro Guide License, Wilderness First Aid Responder, Tourism College Certificate, Kilimanjaro search and rescue, High altitude Medicine Skills Acquisition Program for Mountain Guide and more. We strive to provide the best service at the most reasonable rates. Customer satisfaction and safety are our main priority.

We have guaranteed departures to Mount Kilimanjaro every day. You can either join a group (if there is a group on that day) or join us on a private trek just for your group.

Contac us and let's start planning a unique adventure in East Africa together.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1461 each

Group of 2

USD 1461 each

Group of 3

USD 1461 each

Group of 4

USD 1461 each

Group of 5

USD 1461 each

Group of 6

USD 1461 each

Group of 7

USD 1461 each

Group of 8

USD 1461 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Price per person. Includes Waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis).


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