Marangu is also known as the ‘Vacationer Route’ and the <Coca Cola Route.> This is because Marangu is the most common route on the mountain, and thus is considered popular touristy, and because the route is the only one that provide sleeping huts, which named after the cold drink like Coca Cola.
Marangu Route is the coolest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension shape is very slow and steady, letting for effortless hiking for most of the way. However, due to its status as a cool route, Marangu Route is often designated by unprepared, inexpert climbers. Similarly, only about 35 percent of the folks really make it to the Uhuru Peak the top.
The hike initiates in the south east area of the Mount Kilimanjaro at Marangu Gate.
The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more real-world and optional. The sleeping huts along the route are constructions with a dining hall and bunk beds, furnished with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the similar path, contributing to Marangu overfull feeling. It is an inexpensive climb as well, due to the nearby closeness of the gate to Moshi, the entry town, and since it is a shorter route.
Scenically, Marangu Rote is not a desirable route related to all the other routes because it limits climbers to one area of the crag, thus limiting the variety. However, Marangu Route has the finest path in the forest section of the trek. Of course, there are still countless views of the Mawenzi and it’s equally remarkable for everyone at Uhuru Peak.
Marangu Route is perfect for those who are not self-assured in their aptitude to hike over steeper trek. It’s also gorgeous for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu Route huts bid shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent excellent when climbing during the rainy season.
Marangu Route is for those who want to spend less on their climb, and do not mind troops.
Day 1: Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut 7kms 3 to 4hrs up 835m
Depart for Marangu through Moshi town, start at Marangu gate 1970m. Short walk through the Mahundi Crater overnight at Mandara Hut. (2720m)
Day 2: Mandara Hut — Horombo Hut 11kms 5 to 6hrs up 1000m
Begin walk from mandara hut 2720m and overnight at Horombo hut (3720m)
Day 3: Horombo Hut — Zebra Rocks Acclimatization day 5 to 8kms 3hrs up 400m down 400m
To day you will acclimatize going to Zebra Rock then descend back to Horombo Hut. Full board
Day 4: Horombo Hut — Kibo Hut 12kms 5 to 6hrs up 983m
Trek to Kibo Hut through the Saddle, a wide, barren and moderately flat area lying between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi,
Day 5: Kibo Hut – UHURU PEAK – Horombo Hut 21kms 12 to 14hrs up 1192m down 2175m
Midnight go to the summit then back to Kibo for branch and rest for 1:30min then Descend to Horombo hut (3720 m). Full board
Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate 18kms 5 to 6hrs down 1880m
From Horombo cover the last section of the mountain lasts through the forest to Marangu gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Moshi or Arusha.
Included in price package
• Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
• 2 nights of accommodation at Park view inn or Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel
• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
• Park entry fees,
• Camping fees
• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• 4 Season mountain tents
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
• Government taxes
• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
• Emergency first-aid kit
– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek.
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter