6 Days Kilimanjaro Treks Via Marangu, The Coca Cola Route
6 Days Marangu route Kilimanjaro Climb
It is the oldest established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest route on the mountain. The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time is a bit low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended, maximizing the chance of reaching to the summit. Marangu is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations
Kilimanjaro Climb-6 days Marangu Route Itinerary
Day 1:Arusha / Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara hut
Elevation: 1200 m to 1,750 m to 2,750 m
Distance: 9 km
Trekking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
You will be transferred to Marangu gate from the hotel and do a registration at the gate. Afterwards, you will begin trekking through the rain forest to Mandara hut. Here you will have an acclimatization opportunity of visiting Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara hut to Horombo hut.
Elevation: 2750 m to 3,807 m
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
After breakfast you will out climb the rain forest and continue trekking to Horombo hut where you will trek through rolling moorlands and get your first clear view of towering Kilimanjaro.
Day 3: Horombo hut
Spend an extra day here at Horombo for acclimatization purposes. This day you will hike to Mawenzi Ridge or Zebra Rock to have your body adjust to higher altitudes. After this session you will return back to Horombo hut for lunch, resting until dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Horombo hut to Kibo hut
Elevation(m):3807m to 4725m
Distance: 13 km
Trekking time: 5-6 hours
After a good night rest and breakfast you will trek past the last water point to reach Kibo saddle a great desert between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo. An early dinner and overnight at Kibo hut.
Day 5 – Summit Attempt
• Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
• Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru and 6 hours to Horombo
• Distance: Approximately 6 kilometers ascent and 21 kilometers descent
• Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m).. From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). The hike down to Horombo Hut (3720m).
Day 6 – Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
• Hiking time: 6 hours
• Distance: Approximately 27 kilometers
After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
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"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 6 Days
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.