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  Trekking - Marangu Route

Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations.
The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Klimanjaro using the Marangu route.
However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favored only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground, or for those who only have five days to climb Kilimanjaro (which we do not recommend anyhow). Otherwise, the Marangu route is a poor choice.

Day 1
Drive to Marangu Gate. Walk through the rain forest to Mandara hut (2743m), about 3 hours.

Day 2
Leave the forest and cross open moor land to Horombo hut (3760m).

Day 3
Today is an acclimatization day with a hike up and down during the day. Tonight we sleep again at Horombo Hut.

Day 4
Walk through moorland then alpine desert to "The Saddle" between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you will walk for about an hour to reach Kibo hut (4730m).

Day 5
Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman's Point (5681m) which is on the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and then down to the thicker air an relative warmth of Horombo hut.

Day 6
Descend to Marangu gate. Drive back to the hotel (B&B).


Price : Marangu route 6day: 2PAX - 4PAX 1350$ PER PERSON, 5PAX - 8PAX 1310$ PER PERSON, 9PAX - 12PAX 1270$ PER PERSON.

Price includes:
  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Hut or camping fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation 1 day before and 1 day after the trek
Price does not include:
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Sleeping bags and personal items
  • Airport drop-off
Budget for extras:
  • $170 for extra day on the mountain
  • $270 - $300/person tip
  • $30 for meals in Moshi
  • $30 for Kilimanjaro Airport departure tax

Booking Information
Every client must send a deposit which is 200$ for kili climb and 100$ for safari in order to secure the booking while the balance will be finished in cash on arrival. however, the deposit is non refundable due to the any cancellation. and every client should consider that as a very strictly.

Food
Our professionally trained cooks serve up the best cuisine on Kilimanjaro, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, good taste, high carbohydrate (energy) foods that are easily digestible. You may bring some supplementary “comfort” foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, energy bars or powdered energy drinks.

Breakfast: Toast (with honey, jam and/or butter); French toast; pancakes; sausage; bacon; eggs (scrambled, fried, poached, omelet and Spanish egg); cooked vegetables; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple), cereals; hot cereal; tea; coffee; cocoa; juice.

Lunch: Meat sandwiches; chicken, vegetables sandwiches; grilled cheese sandwiches; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple and paw-paws); boil eggs; French fries (chips), tea; coffee; cocoa; juice

Dinner: Beef, chicken, fish (roasted, stewed, curried); pasta; rice; vegetables (stewed, boiled, steamed, curried); potatoes (mashed, boiled, fried); ugali (local dish); fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas); tea; coffee; cocoa; juice

Click on any of the routes below to read an itinerary.

Marangu
Machame
Umbwe
Lemosho
Rongai
New Northern Circuit Route

We also offer treks on the second highest mountain in the country, Mt. Meru. Click here to read the itinerary.




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