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.




Trip Duration

5 days

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
1800 USD

Group of 2
1650 USD

Group of 3
1650 USD

Group of 4
1650 USD

Group of 5
1600 USD

Group of 6
1600 USD

Group of 7
1600 USD

Group of 8
1550 USD


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
 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.


  • Day 1Arrive in Tanzania
  • Day 2Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)
  • Day 3Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)
  • Day 4Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)
  • Day 5Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)
  • Day 6Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)
  • Day 7Depart Tanzania

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport.


Hotel and Moshi and various huts during the climb.


About the Guide


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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