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Climb Kilimanjaro in 5 days via the Marangu route

Come and join one of our experienced and certified guides for an unforgettable 5-day ascent of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania along the classic Marangu Route.

Duration5 days
Offer periodSep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy a 5-day climb to the top of Kilimanjaro.

  • Climb the peak along the classic Marangu Route.

  • Spend your nights in comfortable mountain huts.


It might seem unbelievable to be able to climb a mountain as enormous and iconic as Kilimanjaro (5,895m) in just 5 days. However, during this trip, that is exactly what you will get to do. Furthermore, you will get to do it along the classic, Marangu Route.

Known as the Coca-Cola Route, Marangu is a great route for climbers who might not be as experienced as those who wish to climb the peak along the longer, more challenging routes. It is also a great option for climbers who instead of sleeping in tents, prefer more comfortable mountain huts, which can be found along the Marangu Route. And, while there are some drawbacks with the route, particularly the crowding that comes with both the ascent and descent being on the same path, it is nonetheless a great way to see Kilimanjaro, while also enjoying incredible views as you climb it. Finally, this route is a great option for people who are a little more pressed for time.

By doing the climb in just 5 days, the odds of successfully reaching the summit are diminished when compared to longer expeditions. So, while the Marangu Route is considered much easier than other options, the condensed timeline does nonetheless make the journey quite challenging. Thus making this a great trip for adventurous climbers looking to beat the odds.

If you want to try climbing Kilimanjaro in just 5 days, then send a request and join us along the classic Marangu Route. We have no doubt you’ll have an unforgettable adventure.

We also offer a 6-day option of this trip, which you can enjoy here.



Hotel and Moshi and various huts during the climb.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport.




Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Day 2: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)

Day 3: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

Day 7: Depart Tanzania

About the guide

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My name is Manase Mwanga, I am the founder and Managing Director of Top Climbers Expedition, a small local company, offering a wide range of unique safaris, including Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, wildlife adventures, bike tours, beach holidays and cultural tourism. I am Tanzanian, born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. I have extensive experience and a great team of people and guides, that guarantees the highest quality service to our clients.

As a Director my focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. All our tours benefit native people i.e. hard-working local porters and guides by creating job opportunities in order to eradicate poverty. We utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, taking care of the benefits of it for present and future generations. We are not the agency that rents guides. WE are the guides and we always take care of your satisfaction.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1856 each

Group of 2

USD 1702 each

Group of 3

USD 1702 each

Group of 4

USD 1702 each

Group of 5

USD 1650 each

Group of 6

USD 1650 each

Group of 7

USD 1650 each

Group of 8

USD 1598 each

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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

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

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

The price is 1550 USD per person for groups of 8 to 10 people and 1500 USD per person for groups of 11 people or more.

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