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Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Route 5 / 6 days

Price $1820 6 Days
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Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Route 5 / 6 days

$1820 per person

The “easiest“ route up Kilimanjaro

The Marangu Route (also known as the “Coca-Cola” route) is one of the most popular routes up Kilimanjaro. Its well-developed paths and gentle ascent (with the exception of the summit day itself) make this route popular with less experienced mountain hikers. The accommodation is located in simple, but wind
sheltered mountain huts. This offers a certain advantage, since it can be quite cold in the higher altitudes on the mountain. The ascent and descent takes place in the same way.

We recommend the Marangu route as a 6 day tour with an additional acclimatization day at the Horombo Hut. This acclimatization day significantly increases the chance of a summit success. The 5 day tour should only be undertaken by experienced mountain hikers with appropriate altitude experience. The 5 day tour does not include the acclimatization day (day 3).


  1. The only route with accommodation in huts 
  2. Ascent and descent takes place on the same route 
  3. Gentle ascent on well-developed path, few steeper sections 
  4. good acclimatization possible (as 6 days tour) 
  5. Total distance about 73 km (as 6 day tour)

Marangu route 5 days Prices:

  1. $1,540 per person when 1 person travels alone
  2. $1,360 per person when 2 persons travel together
  3. $1,260 per person when 3-4 persons travel together
  4. $1,240 per person when 5-6 persons travel together
  5. $1,230 per person when 7 persons travel together

Marangu route 6 days Prices:

  1. $1,820 per person when 1 person travels alone
  2. $1,620 per person when 2 persons travel together
  3. $1,520 per person when 3-4 persons travel together
  4. $1,480 per person when 5-6 persons travel together
  5. $1,460 per person when 7 persons travel together

Single accommodation is not possible on this tour, as the overnight stays take place in mountain huts with multiple occupancy. 

6 Days
16+ Age
  • Departure
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 9:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    Airport pick up and drop off
    All entrance park fees
    Camping equipment
    Full board accommodation whilst on safari
    Mountain crew (cook & porters)
    Overnight stays in tents
    Professional guide
    Transfers in both directions between Kilimanjaro International Airport & Arusha
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Meals not listed above
    Optional tours
    Personal Expenses
    Safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
    Sleeping bag
    Tanzania visa
    Tips and any items of personal nature
    Travel insurance
Day 1: Transfer from the hotel to Marangu Gate (1860m) - Mandara Hut (2700m)
After breakfast and a briefing (including a check of your equipment) we drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Once the necessary formalities are completed, your hike through the dense rainforest can begin. Besides the impressive vegetation, you have the opportunity to observe black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and various bird species. After about 3-4 hours, you will reach the day‘s destination - Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, you can take a short trip to Maundi crater (15 minutes away) with your guide. The great view of Kilimanjaro, of northern Tanzania and into Kenya is worth the extra effort in good weather. Dinner and overnight on the Mandara Hut. Lunch; Dinner 
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)
The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. After a 5-6 hour hike, you will reach the Horombo Hut, which is located at 3700 meters. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Maasai steppe. Dinner and overnight at the Horombo Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) - Zebra Rocks (3980m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)
Today serves as an acclimatization day. This should not be underestimated and will greatly improve your chances of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxed breakfast, your route will lead you today to Zebra Rocks (3980m). The striking black-and-white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. In the afternoon, you can rest and gather your strength for the next day hike. Dinner and overnight at the Horombo Hut.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) - Kibo Hut (4700m)
Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Waterpoint” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation lacking plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut, which is usually reached in about 5 - 6 hours. Here you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night as the night will be short.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo Hut (3700m)
Today is the great day - Summit day! This begins at night because the lava ash is still frozen and so the ascent is easier. Your guide wakes you around 11pm, and an hour later the long and strenuous way to the summit begins. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely ascends. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You quickly forget the coldness of the night and will reach the Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters after another 1-2 hours. Congratulations! You‘ve made it to the "Roof of Africa". Enjoy this moment... The route back down follows the same path; the lava ash will now have thawed, which allows for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can regain your strength. After a 1-2 hour rest, you will continue to Horombo Hut (3700m) where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, most mountain conquerors understandably retire early to bed !  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
Day 6: Horombo Hut (3700m) - Marangu Gate (1860m) – Transfer to the hotel
The final stage leads through heath and moorland to Mandara Hut (2700m), where a warm lunch will be waiting for you. Then you will once again pass through the tropical rainforest, and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After leaving your mountain team, you will be transferred to your hotel. Here you can finally enjoy a hot and relaxing shower and celebrate your summit success.  Breakfast; Lunch 
Day 7:Barafu Camp (4640m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3080m)
You will be awakened around 11pm, and after a hot coffee or tea and a small snack, you start with your trek to the summit. The climb is exhausting and requires a lot of will power in the cold of the night. At about sunrise you will reach the crater rim of the Kibo at Stella Point. Backed by the rising sun, you will reach the Uhuru Peak in just over an hour from now. The great views compensate you for the strenuous ascent, enjoy them! After you have taken a few summit pictures, it will be time for the descent. After a short break at Barafu Camp, you continue your trek to Mweka Camp, where it is time to sleep properly.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
Day 8: Mweka Camp (3080m) - Mweka Gate(1630m) – Transfer to the hotel
After a last breakfast on the mountain you will walk for 2-3 hours through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Here you will have to say goodbye to your mountain team. On arrival at the hotel, a hot shower, a comfortable bed and clean clothes will await you. Later you will be visited by your guide, who will hand over your summit certificate and have a drink with you to celebrate your summit success.  Breakfast; Lunch