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6-day Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route

6 days of hiking to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro through the Marangu route, guided by the team of guides and local porters of Congema.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Marangu route is commonly known as the “Coca-Cola” route, since you can buy a Coke in every hut. This route for climbing Kilimanjaro is the one that was first established.

It is often described as one of the easiest walking routes. However,  it has the lowest success rate according to Kinapa (42%). This is because a lot of climbers attempt this route in 5 days, not taking enough time and filing due to bad acclimatisation.

The Marangu route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast, using the same route for the ascent and descent. This means that the Marangu is somehow less scenic compared to other routes.

If you prefer not to camp, then this is the route for you, as you can sleeps in dormitory-type huts. These huts also have a dining room, washrooms and flushable toilets (only in the lower parts of the route, then they become “long drop”). Sleeping in the huts has its advantages, but bear in mind that you will share the dormitory with many other climbers, which can mean trying to sleep with snorers.

Please get in touch with me and let’s discuss about your wishes. I would be very happy to bring you up there and let you live an unforgettable experience to the summit of Africa! Climbing Mount Kilimandjaro through other routes is also possible: Rongai, Machame or Lemosho


We will sleep in huts (dormitory-style).




Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Silver Palm hotel (B&B).

Day 2: Transfer to Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

Driving to the Marangu Gate. Walking in the rainforest until the Mandara hut.
*4 h
*2743 m

Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

Leaving the forest, then crossing the open moorland to the Horombo hut.
*5 h
*3760 m

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Mawenzi Hut - Horombo Hut

Day for resting and acclimatisation at the Horombo Hut. We take a walk to the Mawenzi Hut or the Zebra Rocks.

Day 5: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut

Walking through moorland then across The Saddle to the Kibo Hut
*5 h
*4730 m

Day 6: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut

Today we start very early to reach the summit. We go up on steep scree until Gillman’s Point (5 h, 5681 m). Then we continue until Uhuru Peak (1:30 h, 5895 m). We descend to the Kibo Hut, where we have lunch and get some rest, then we descend to the Horombo Hut (we will walk around 13 h in total).

Day 7: Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate

Descent until Marangu gate (5 h). Then driving back to your hotel (B&B).

Day 8: Departure

Leaving after breakfast.

About the guide

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Please get in touch with me if you are interested by coming to Tanzania, for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or any other exiting adventure you wish to experience !
Our company was established with the aim of promoting both local and global tourism. May I say that nowhere else will you feel really in Tanzania than at our organisation. Years of experience have taught us to prepare special programs that take you off the beaten tracks (eg. Rubondo National Park, Gombe National Park, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater Highland, Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai mountains, Longido Mountains and Monduli Mountains).
This of course, is in addition to the already popular places of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro in the North, and Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa in the South. Last but not least beach holidays on the islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba are also among our programs. Some National Parks extension trips in Kenya and Gorilla tracking Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are coordinated as well.
We have something to satisfy anyone's budget, from single seats on a vehicle safari, to exclusive safaris, incentive tours, educational and cultural safaris, ecological tours, and face-to-face safaris. You have the option to choose our basic "Canvas Safaris" or let us arrange a stay at luxury 5-star hotels.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2262 each

Group of 2

USD 1836 each

Group of 3

USD 1693 each

Group of 4

USD 1628 each

Group of 5

USD 1606 each

Group of 6

USD 1573 each

Group of 7

USD 1560 each

Group of 8

USD 1542 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

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

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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