Kilimanjaro-Marangu Route

Code: 19001
Kilimanjaro Trekking

Route Description

Marangu route is the shortest and most direct route to Uhuru peak, it is nicknamed coca-cola route because some of the trekkers think it is easy one but do not be deceived by this during your preparation, it can get difficult with this route especially on the Summit day.

DEPARTURE TIME Leave the hotel at  9:00 am.
Accommod before and after the trek(BB) Accommodations and meals in National park Airport Transfers
All Park Fees Camping Equipments Professional Guide(S), Potters and Cook(s)
Visa International and Domestic flights
Tips to the Crew All items of Personal Nature


Arrivals in Arusha/Moshi should be atleast a day before the trekking begins

The Given prices are instructional and are per day based on 2 pax

This itinerary can be customized to fit your aspirations


Day 1: Leave the hotel and head to Marangu gate then hike to Mandara hut

On this First day after the breakfast you will be driven to Marangu gate which is the starting point of of your trek your guide will work on the registration process while you get to to observe the activities taking place around the park gate.Afterwards you will start your hike passing through the montane forest where you wil get to enjoy the beautiful scenery and some small animals and birds. You will proceed with the Hiking in time to reach Mandara huts for dinner and Overnight.

  • Hiking Distance: 8km/5miles
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hrs


Day 2:Leave Mandara Hut to Horombo Huts

On this day after Breakfast you will resume your hike and head to Horombo hut, you will leave the rainy forest and enter the open moorland zone where you can get to see the amaizing Kibo Peak. You will see the giant lobelias and groundsel plants found only on Kilimanjaro. Walk at your own pace, Polepole By evening you will have reached Horombo for dinner and overnight

  • Hiking Distance: 12km/7.5 mi
  • Estimated Hiking time: 5-6 hrs


Day 3: Leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

On This day after breakfast you will proceed to Kibo Hut, passing through the saddle points in an alpine dessert zone between the peak of Mawenzi and Kibo.You will reach kibo in time for dinner, have your rest to prepare for the summit climb at the midnight.

  • Hiking Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Estimated Hiking time: 5-6


Day 4: Leave kibo Hut to Uhuru peak and descend Down to Horombo

You will start your hike in the midnight, you will proceed “polepole to Uhuru Peak”, the rooftop of Africa. Keep your headlamp or flashlight handy, the hike will be done in darkness.You will reach Uhuru peak in time to catch the sunrise. No pressure you can reach uhuru after sunrise depending on your speed. This is the most difficult part of your trek, Go slowly and keep your optimistic attitude but do not over do it, listen to your body and your guide’s instruction carefully.

  • Hiking Distance:6km/4mi
  • Estimated Hiking time: 5-6


Day 5: Leave horombo hut to Marangu gate to Arusha

You will hike down the familiar path to mandara where you can have your hot Lunch and Then Proceed down to The Gate where the driver and the vehicle will be waiting to take you back to the hotel

  • Hiking Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Estimated Hiking time:4-5 hrs


Day 6: Departure to other places

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