6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb


6 Days Marangu Route Itinerary – The Marangu route is also Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, climbing Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route is a classic climb on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established Kilimanjaro route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest trail on the mountain, due to its more gradual slope. It is also the only route on kilimanjaro which offers sleeping huts with dormitory style accommodation. There are 60 bunk beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.

If you have more time, considering pairing this climbing Kilimanjaro tours with a lifetime Tanzania safari tours, or a relaxing holiday to Zanzibar to add to your Kilimanjaro trek!

Trip Type

We only offer private Kilimanjaro climbs.

Best Time To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Yearly around – but during March and April are the rainy months at Kilimanjaro so we recommend that you avoid this time period.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Price for 2024 via Marangu

  • $1,710 per person when 2 people travel together
  • $1,585 per person when 3 people travel together
  • $1,520 per person when 4 people travel together
  • $1,480 per person when 5 people travel together
  • $1,460 per person when 6 people travel together

NOTE: Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your tour has already been paid for.

Optional Climbing Kilimanjaro Activities

  1. 2  Days Tanzania Camping Safari ($412 per vehicle)
  2. 3 Days Tanzania Lodge Safari ($780 per person)

6 Days Marangu Route Itinerary Include

  • Transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodation in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  •  Camping fees
  • Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • High Quality 4-inch Sleeping Mattress and Pillow
  • Professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair treatment of our crew
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit

Marangu Route 6 Days Itinerary Exclude

  • International and local flight from to back home
  • Visa fees
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • RT PCR Test (can be arranged)
  • Optional activities
Day 1: Drive from Arusha – Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut
  • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2:1/2 – 3 hours), register and commence the trek. hike through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

Day 3: Rest Day – Horombo Hut

Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut
Day 4: Hike Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
  • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heath-land but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

Day 5: Hike Kibo Hut – Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Down to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo Huts.
The beginning of this trek is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Day 6: Hike Horombo Hut – trail head, drive to Arusha
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: B

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
Ernest Magic Tours & Safari vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha (about 2:1/2 -3 hours).

End of your  Marangu route 6 days Climb


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