8-day Marangu Route adventure


6 Days/ 5 Nights

Tour Type

Marangu Route


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Tour Overview

8-day Marangu Route adventure, commonly known as the Coca Cola route is more popular because can be achieved in few days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites. This oldest route is considered to be one of the easiest paths to the summit, given its gradual slope and direct path.

Our expert guides will ensure everything goes smoothly from top to bottom while you enjoy the challenge of summiting Kilimanjaro. Being only 5 days long, it can be slightly more challenging to acclimatize because the paths are more direct than others.

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.

8-day Marangu Route adventure
  • Meals while trekking Kilimanjaro (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Transport to park gate from Hotel and back to the Hotel.
  • Airport transfer (pick up and drop off at the airport!)
  • Professional, Friendly and experienced English speaking guides.
  • Porters, Professional Mountain Cook/chef
  • All parks entrance fees, Hut/Camping Fees, rescue fees and government tax (VAT 18%)
  • Accommodation (one night before and after trek)
  • Camping Equipment’s (Tents, Table, Chairs, Mattress)
  • Salaries for Guide, Cook and Porters
  • Private toilet (option to clients)
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use and Pulse oximeter
  • Tips to the crew (Guides, Cook and Porters)
  • International Air tickets
  •  Personal Insurance
  • Climbing Gears,
  • Tanzanian VISA
  • Sleeping Bags

Day by Day

Day 1:

Arrive day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport

You have the flexibility to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at any time. Upon your arrival, we’ll arrange a private transfer to take you to Arusha. Once in Arusha, you’ll have the remainder of the day to unwind and explore at your leisure, soaking in the ambiance of this vibrant city.

Later, we’ll convene at the hotel where you’ll spend the night. Here, we’ll conduct a pre-climb briefing and thorough equipment check to ensure you’re fully prepared for the journey ahead. As part of this process, we’ll also confirm that you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance, ensuring your safety and peace of mind throughout the adventure.

Day 2:

Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)

After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara.

Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft

Day 3:

Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)

After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara.

Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).

Day 4:

Horombo Hut (Acclimitazation Day)

Today we walk towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks, this extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatization. We recommend drinking enough water and walking slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the Horombo hut. Horombo hut to further improve our acclimatization

Day 5 :

Horombo Hut (3720m) - Kibo Hut (4700m)

After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut.

Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)

Day 6:

SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! Kibo Hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo Hut (3720m)

The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part).

UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour’s walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the crater’s rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight

Day 7:

Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)

Return to your hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel

Day 8:

Moshi / Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with private departure transfer included.

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