The best 5-Day Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route in 2024

5 days Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route Overview

There are six established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai and Umbwe. The Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe Routes all approach from the south of the mountain. The Lemosho and Shira routes approach from the west. The Rongai route approaches from the north near Kenya. All routes except Marangu and Rongai descend via Mweka. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route, also known as the Coca Cola Route, is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites. Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. It is a shorter route with a steeper incline and less time for acclimatization. It tends to have a lower summit success rate. This Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route is the only route, where the ascent and descent route is shared, thus creating more traffic.

Marangu Route- 3 Days Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route Inclusive

  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • All Tax
  • During the climb you will sleep in Huts
  • Rescue fees
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Entry Park Fees
  • Crew Wages

Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route Exclusive

  • Both National and International flights
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Laundry Services
  • Medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • visa

Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route Tour Plan

Day 01:Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Meet your guides and fellow climbers at the Marangu Gate. Begin the trek through lush rainforests, with chances to spot wildlife and exotic bird species. Reach Mandara Hut (2,700 meters/ 8,858 feet) for your first night’s accommodation. Enjoy dinner and rest, acclimatizing to the higher altitudes.

Day 02:Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Continue the ascent, leaving the rainforest behind and entering the heath- and moorland-zone. Reach Horombo Hut (3,720 meters/12,205 feet), where you’ll stay for the night. Take in stunning views of Mawenzi Peak and enjoy dinner before resting.

You have more time to explore Viet Hai fishing village, Da Chong Islet, Cat Ba National Park – Trung Trang Cave, Cua Van area, Ba Trai Dao Beach, Tra Bau area, Van Boi Beach, Ba Ham Lake, and Bright & Dark Cave. Take it easy to directly work with the tour agent on the detail

Day 03:Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

Spend a day acclimatizing at Horombo Hut. Optional acclimatization hikes to Zebra Rocks or other nearby points of interest. Return to Horombo Hut for another night of rest.

Day 04:Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Continue the trek through the lunar-like alpine desert landscape. Arrive at Kibo Hut (4,703 meters/15,430 feet), the final camp before the summit. Rest, have an early dinner, and prepare for the summit bid.

Day 05:Summit Day- Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and Descent

Begin the ascent to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters/19,341 feet), well before dawn. Reach Stella Point (5,756 meters/18,885 feet) at the crater rim for a short rest and breathtaking sunrise views. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, and celebrate your achievement. Descend back to Kibo Hut for a brief rest and further descent to Marangu Gate. Receive your summit certificates and transfer back to your accommodation in Arusha or Moshi.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu route 6 days