5-Day Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

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Daily Tour 5 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Marangu, Tanzania Tanzania Tour Guide: 5-Day Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

5 Days Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro on a 5 days Kili hike through the Marangu route. This is the fastest climb on Kilimanjaro and is dotted with comfortable huts for accommodation in bunker beds. It is also popularly referred to as the coca cola route.

A sample, of the 5 days climbing Mt Kilimanjaro on Marangu route highlights, include:

  1. Day 1: Scenic Climbing through rain forest at Mt Kilimanjaro base
  2. Day 2: Views of Peak Mawenzi and Kibo climb to Horombo Hut
  3. Day 3: Overnight stay in cosy bunker beds on Horombo and Mandara Hut
  4. Day 3: Views of Kilimanjaro Mountain vegetation Lobelia and Groundsel
  5. Day 4: Climbing to Summit at Dawn with spectacular sunrise views on Mt Kilimanjaro
  6. Day 5: Breath of fresh air and climb to the roof of Africa on point Uhuru

The Itinerary:

Day 1: Arusha – Mt. Kilimanjaro

Pick Up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.00 am drive to Moshi then on the Marangu Park Gate the set of point for your three hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. Here we are at 2,774m above sea level on your first overnight on Kilimanjaro.

Day 2: Mandara – Horombo

Begin your trek to Horombo Hut in an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch enroute. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen.

Dinner and overnight at the hut, 3,761m.

Day 3: Horombo – Kibo

After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level in an average hiking time of 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like Lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.

Day 4: Kibo – Horombo via Gilman’s Point and Uhuru Peak

Wake up at 02.00 a.m. for a pre-dawn attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gilman’s Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilman’s it takes 1 hour to summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in African at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.

Day 5: Horombo – Arusha

After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to your Arusha or Moshi to connect your shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving early evening where your climbing safari ends with sweet memories.

Budget Mt Kilimanjaro Climb Includes

  • Park entrance fee
  • Full board accommodation on the mountain in tents or huts
  • Service of our English speaking mountain guide
  • Return transport to the mountain
  • Any applicable taxes
  • Potters/Cooks
  • All mountain rescue fees

Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost Excludes

  • International flight
  • Sleeping bag where applicable
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Tips to /cooks porters and guides
  • All your climbing gears

 

5 days climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Route. Kilimanjaro Trekking Tanzania on Marangu in a 5 – 6 day Kilimanjaro Climb is an adventure not to be missed. The Marangu route aka Coca Cola route comes with sleeping huts and good amenities. Five Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Trekking on Marangu is an exciting experience. Sojourn Safaris has led several groups on an expedition up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with clients of different ages and level of experience and if you are interested in Trekking Kilimanjaro Tanzania with us and would like assistance in acquiring group rates if travelling in a group, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our sales team will get back to you with a more detailed programs and price quote.

 

1. – Brief on Marangu Route Climb

Most Popular trekking Kilimanjaro Tanzania route, traffic, altitude, height, climbing huts

Marangu, also known as the Coca-Cola Route is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. It is the only route equipped with sleeping huts, which come in handy in the rainy season. You can enjoy the views of the Kibo and Mawenzi volcanoes! Hiking on the Marangu Route will be fine if you climb Kilimanjaro for the first time. We recommend this route for beginners and those who appreciate comfortable conditions. The distance of the Marangu Route about 64 km (40 miles).

2 -Accommodation capacity on Marangu Route Huts – Best Trekking Kilimanjaro Tanzania Route

The Marangu Route for trekking Kilimanjaro Tanzania is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.

Typically tour operators provide mattresses and pillows for climbers (sleeping bags however, need to be brought separately by trekkers).

3 -How long does it take on Marangu Route Climb while Trakking Kilimanjaro Tanzania

The Marangu route can be completed in 5 days; however, it is recommended that climbers take an extra day to acclimatize at Horombo Hut.

The main setback on the Marangu Route is that the ascent is exactly the same as the descent and therefore there is not as much variety in settings compared to other routes. It also means that the route can get very crowded.

The Marangu Route success rate also tends to be low as it is usually chosen by inexperienced and unprepared trekkers who are misled to believe it is the easiest route. You can ask for more details on Marangu route for trekking Kilimanjaro Tanzania.

Fill in the request form on the top right to request a tour or whatsapp us at +254722661827

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5 days climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Marangu Route. Kilimanjaro on Marangu in a 5 – 6 day kilimanjaro Climb is an adventure not to be missed. The Marangu route aka Coca Cola route comes with sleeping huts and good amenities. Five Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Trekking on Marangu is an exciting experience.

Sojourn Safaris has led several groups on an expedition up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with clients of different ages and level of experience and if you are interested in Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with us and would like assistance in acquiring group rates if travelling in a group, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our sales team will get back to you with a more detailed programs and price quote.

Day 1 : Arusha – Mandara

Pick Up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.00 am drive to Moshi then on the Marangu Park Gate the set of point for your three hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. Here we are at 2,774m above sea level on your first overnight on Kilimanjaro.

Day 2: Mandara – Horombo

Begin your trek to Horombo Hut in an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch enroute. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen.
Dinner and overnight at the hut, 3,761m.

Day 3: Horombo – Kibo

After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level in an average hiking time of 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like Lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.

Day 4: Kibo – Horombo via Gilman’s Point and Uhuru Peak.

Wake up at 02.00 a.m. for a pre-down attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gilman’s Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilman’s it takes 1 hour to summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in African at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.

Day 5: Horombo – Arusha

After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara.You will be transferred to your Arusha or Moshi to connect your shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving early evening where your climbing safari ends with sweet memories.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Park entrance fee
  • Full board accommodation on the mountain in tents or huts
  • Service of our English speaking mountain guide
  • Return transport to the mountain
  • Any applicable taxes
  • Potters/Cooks
  • All mountain rescue fees

EXCLUDED:

  • International flight
  • Sleeping bag where applicable
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Tips to /cooks porters and guides
  • All your climbing gears

Fill in the request form on the top right to request a tour or whatsapp us at +254722661827

Other Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Climb

7 Days Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

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