7 Days & 6 Nights – Marangu Route – Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Tour Details

Sometimes known as the ‘Coca-Cola’ route, because it is the most popular route up the mountain, the Marangu Route is in fact probably followed by sixty percent of all climbers. It has a well-defined path, which has been well set out and where most obstacles have been modified to make them ‘climber friendly’. Accommodation on this route is in purpose built mountain huts providing adequate shelter and even bottled water, beer and soft drinks ( at high altitude prices!).


Despite the human traffic (it can be fun to mingle with climbers from all over the world), this is a very scenic route with good views of Mawenzi peak.


Day 1

Arrive at Tarn Hut Resort / Leopard Hotel in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/ 2750m taking 3 to 4 hours. Overnight Mandara hut

Day 3

Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Horombo hut

Day 4:

Continue ascending past the last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo hut

Day 5

An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman’s Point at 18640ft / 5681m. on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft / 5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut

Day 6

Descend the mountain to the Park Gate taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to Tarn Hut Resort / Leopard Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7

Breakfast at the Hotel – End of tour

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