5 Days Marangu Route | AFRICAN TOURS



5-Days Marangu Route

The Marangu Route is one of the popular trekking routes to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. It is also known as the “Coca-Cola” route due to the availability of bottled Coca-Cola along the trail. The Marangu Route is considered one of the easier routes, making it suitable for climbers with less experience.

Full Tour Itinerary

Your trek begins at the Marangu Gate, where you will complete the necessary registration procedures. The trail takes you through the lush rainforest, where you might spot various wildlife and bird species. After around 4-6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Mandara Hut, where you’ll spend the night.

On the second day, you continue through the rainforest until you reach the heather and moorland zone. The trek is usually steeper on this day, and you’ll encounter several scenic viewpoints. After approximately 5-7 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Horombo Hut, where you’ll stay overnight.

This day is dedicated to acclimatization to help your body adjust to the high altitude. You’ll have the option to take short hikes in the area, explore the surroundings, or simply rest and relax at the camp. Adequate rest and hydration are crucial during this phase of the trek.

The trail on this day takes you through the Alpine Desert zone, characterized by a barren landscape. You’ll ascend to Kibo Hut, the final base camp before the summit attempt. The trek usually takes around 6-8 hours. At Kibo Hut, you’ll have an early dinner and rest in preparation for the summit attempt.

On the final day of the trek, you’ll make your way down through the rainforest from Horombo Hut to the Marangu Gate. At the gate, you’ll receive your summit certificates, marking your successful climb to the “Roof of Africa.” From there, you’ll transfer back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest and celebration.

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Tour Includes & Excludes

Trekking Includes

> 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 cylinder for emergency

Trekking Excludes

> Tips to the crew (Guides, cook and porters)
> International Air tickets
> Personal Insurance
> Climbing Gears
> Tanzania Visa
> Sleeping Bag
> Personal items for nature such as alcohol and beverage drinks


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