5 Days Climb Marangu Route

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5 Days Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu Route – the Marangu route also known as “Coca-Cola” – is the most famous route amongst other Kilimanjaro routes. It is unique and has permanent huts which provides extra comfort. Magnificent view of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones Mawenzi and Kibo are an added view of the Marangu route!

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Recommended for persons with some hiking experience.

Itinerary in Details

This 5-day Marangu Route Climbing Kilimanjaro Program; You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to The arranged Hotel in Arusha followed by briefing from your mountain guide and rest on the BB accomodation plan.

After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through an attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,720 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut] 5 days Marangu route

We leave Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut, the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.

We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.).

Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]

We leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut Through Desert Saddle we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,720 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]

We leave Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over a loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours.

We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area.

The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point]

Safari to Kilimanjaro Retrace through Forest We retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Arusha city.

The greenness and lushness of the forest are quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. [5-6 hours walking]

End of services, you will transferred to Airport for your flight back home

5 Days Marangu route

  • 2 nights accommodation at Hotel in Arusha
  • All nights accommodation in Huts.
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees.
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • International Flight
  • Alcohol and Soft drinks
  • Visa Fee
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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