Mt Kilimanjaro Climb: Marangu Route Trek
A Customizable Trip to Tanzania
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is at the top of most people’s bucket lists. This year, make it happen! Also known as the Coca-Cola route, the Marangu Route is great for beginners who want to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. In this 8-day itinerary, you will spend 6 days trekking with one day for acclimatisation. All accommodation will be in mountain huts. You will start on the South East of Mt Kilimanjaro and trek 72 km to the summit.
per person sharing
8 days / 7 nights
Budget accommodation in huts
About this Safari
Accommodation: Mountain Huts & Mountain Inn Hotel
Days on trek: 6 days
Starting point: South East
Distance to summit: 72 Km
Day 1 Direct arrival to Moshi. Dinner. Overnight Mountain Inn
Day 2 Breakfast. Kilimanjaro climb via Marangu route. Overnight Mandara Hut
Day 3 Overnight Horombo Hut
Day 4 Acclimatisation day. Overnight Horombo Hut
Day 5 Overnight Kibo Hut
Day 6 Overnight Horombo Hut
Day 7 Return Moshi. Dinner. Overnight Mountain Inn
Day 8 Breakfast
Please note: The itinerary mentioned above is only a sample. We also organize more upscale Mount Kilimanjaro climbs suiting different budgets and ages. Please contact us for your own customized plan.
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 1: Moshi
Direct arrival to Moshi. Dinner, pre-climb briefing and overnight Mountain Inn
Day 2: Marangu Base to Mandara Huts
Breakfast. Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for the first section of the climb through the Mountain Forest to Mandara hutat 2750m. Picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight Mandara hut.
Day 3: Mandara Huts to Horombo Huts
Breakfast. Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 3700m. Picnic lunch e-route. Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut
Day 4: Acclimitization
This extra day is designed for acclimatisation. A hike towards Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra rocks on the way is strongly recommended. All meals for the day are provided at the hut. Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut
Day 5: Cross the Saddle to Kibo
Breakfast. Ascend past the ‘last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi until Kibo Hut at 4700m. Picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit on Uhuru Peak
An early start (00:00am) for the summit Uhuru Peak, highest point in Africa at 5859m. Descend via Kibo hut through the moorland back to Horombo hut. Hot lunch at Kibo. Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut
Day 7: Descend to Marangu Gate
Breakfast. Descend through the forest to the park gates at Marangu gate, to be met by our driver and transferred to Moshi. Dinner and overnight Mountain Inn
Day 8: Mountain Inn, Moshi
Breakfast at Mountain Inn, Moshi and head out either for your safari or for your international flight back home.
Please contact us for available departure dates. This climb can also be customised for a private tour.
Moshi, Moshi Urban, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Marangu Gate, Marangu, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mandara Huts, Rombo, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Horombo Huts, Rombo, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Kibo, Rombo, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Uhuru Peak, Rombo, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Best Time to Visit
This tour begins and ends in Moshi, Tanzania. Transport can be arranged from Arusha. A safari post-climb is also recommended.