Kilimanjaro 6 Days Marangu route

Trek Overview

Welcome to Afrimine Tours, your trusted guide to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Experience the adventure of our popular Marangu Route trek, also known as the “Coca-Cola Route.” This trek offers an accessible way to witness the beauty of Africa’s highest peak.

The Marangu Route is famous for its easy accessibility and well-defined trail, making it a great choice for beginners or those seeking a quicker climb. Starting at 1,860 meters (6,100 feet), this circular path provides a smoother ascent compared to other routes.

During your trek, enjoy staying in huts along the way for shelter and comfort. These include the Mandara Hut at 2,700 meters (8,858 feet), the Horombo Hut at 3,720 meters (12,204 feet), and the Kibo Hut at 4,730 meters (15,519 feet). These huts offer comfortable accommodation.

Experience the Marangu Route and fulfill your dream of reaching Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit. Let Afrimine Tours guide you through this unforgettable journey, as you admire the stunning landscapes and create lasting memories.

ITINERARY

Start your trek from Marangu Gate. After registering at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate, you will begin your hike through a lush forest. Look out for blue and colobus monkeys and enjoy the beautiful flowers. After a 4-5 hour hike, you will reach Mandara Hut. You can take a short walk to Maundi Crater or simply relax. You will stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts. All meals are included.

Today, you will hike from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut. The hike takes you out of the forest and into heathland, where you can see giant heathers and unusual plants like giant groundsels and lobelias. Enjoy your first views of the peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo. The hike takes 6-8 hours. You will stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts. All meals are included.

Spend the day at Horombo Hut to acclimatize. Your guide will take you on a short hike to Zebra Rocks and the base of Mawenzi Peak. Enjoy the views and rest for the remainder of the day. You will stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts. All meals are included.

Hike from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut through a high-altitude desert. You might see birds like buzzards and lammergeyers. After reaching Kibo Hut, spend the rest of the day resting and preparing for your summit attempt. The hike takes 6-8 hours. You will stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts. All meals are included.

Begin your final ascent to Uhuru Peak around midnight. Reach Gilman’s Point at sunrise, then continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. After enjoying the views, descend back to Kibo Hut for breakfast and rest, then continue down to Horombo Hut. The ascent takes 6-8 hours, and the descent takes 4-6 hours. You will stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts. All meals are included.

On your last day, hike back down to Marangu Gate. Stop for lunch at Mandara Hut along the way. At the gate, your guide will arrange your certificates, and our driver will take you back to your hotel for a hot shower and celebration. You will stay at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge. All meals are included.

If you are leaving Tanzania today, our team will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport. If you have more adventures planned, like a safari or a trip to Zanzibar, we will help you transition smoothly.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Park fees (entry, camping, rescue)
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Drinking water
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents
  • Experienced guides and porters
  • Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfers to and from the starting gate
  • All camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, etc.)
  • Oxygen cylinder and oximeter for health and safety
  • Emergency medical evacuation services

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Tanzania visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks
  • Personal hiking gear (clothing, boots, sleeping bags, etc.)
  • Extra meals and drinks outside the trek
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Accommodation before and after the trek (unless specified)
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry, etc.)

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