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 Mt 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.
You will find here below the day-to-day program and the itinerary of the Marangu route.
Arrival at Silver Palm hotel (B&B).
Driving to the Marangu Gate. Walking in the rainforest until the Mandara hut.
Leaving the forest, then crossing the open moorland to the Horombo hut.
Day for resting and acclimatisation at the Horombo Hut. We take a walk to the Mawenzi Hut or the Zebra Rocks.
Walking through moorland then across The Saddle to the Kibo 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).
Descent until Marangu gate (5 h). Then driving back to your hotel (B&B).
Leaving after breakfast.
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.
Price per person
|Group of 6||1660USD|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
We will sleep in huts (dormitory-style).
The price will vary based on the number of participants and the option you take, either the 5 or the 6-day ascent.