7 - DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

TRIP OVERVIEW

7 - DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

Due to the breathtaking scenery that can be found along it, the Marangu Route is also sometimes referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route. This is the route that has been used to climb Kilimanjaro the longest, and it is also the only route that offers sleeping huts organized like dormitories. The Mandara and Kibo Huts each have 60 bunk beds, while the Horombo Huts have 120 bunk beds, all of which are outfitted with supportive mattresses and pillows.

QUICK FACT
9-DAYS

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport. Make your way to Moshi Town. Briefing on the climb that takes place in the early evening. Moshi Town hosts the evening meal and the overnight stay (HB)

Day 2: Moshi to Mandara hut

After breakfast, you will need to make your way to the Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. The first part of the ascent to the Mandara Hut, which is located at an altitude of 9,000 feet, begins in the mountain forest (2750m). Continue climbing for roughly three to four hours. Meals and a place to sleep at the Mandara hut are included.

Day 3: Horombo Hut

After finishing breakfast, you make your way out of the forest and along a well-defined path through open grassland until you reach the Horombo Hut at an altitude of 3,000 meters (3700m). 5 to 7 hours of hiking. Picnic lunch Dinner and overnight  Horombo treehouse

Day 4: Horombo hut to Kibo hut

Kibo Hut is located at an altitude of 15,000 feet or 4,700 meters and can be reached by continuing to climb after the last water point and crossing the saddle that separates Kibo and Mawenzi. It takes about five to seven hours to travel by foot. Dinner and retiring for the night Kibo hut

Day 5: Summit to Horombo hut

A very early start is required for the ascent to the summit, which consists of traveling on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman's point at 18640 feet/5681 meters, and then continuing on to the crater rim before sunrise. Keep moving forward until you reach Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa at 19340 feet or 5896 meters. After climbing for 7 to 8 hours, you will need to descend for 4 to 7 hours to reach the Horombo Hut, where you will spend the night. Horombo hut accommodations including meals and overnight stays

Day 6: Descent to Gate

After breakfast, make your way down the mountain to the entrance of the park (5 to 7 hours). After being greeted by your driver-guide, you will be transported to the Mountain Inn, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport in preparation for your resulting flight.