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  • Kilimandjaro - Marangu route

  • MARANGU Route    


    The Marangu Route is the most popular route and also considerably easier than any of the other trips to the summit. Nicknamed the 'Coca-cola' route, this trip is followed by 50 percent of all climbers. The path is well defined and ‘climber friendly’. This is also the only route which offers accommodation (built mountain huts).


    Kili 1 and 2


    Normal MARANGU Route (5 days, 4 nights) / Kili 1


    Day 1: Mandara Hut
    After Breakast proceed to Marangu Gate (1hr drive from Moshi Town). Start trekking through the Forest Reserve to Mandara Hut (2 744m).

    2hrs walk


    Day 2 : Horombo Hut
    Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (3 761). After 1 hour of walking in the forest you will arrive in a more opened landscape: the short cropped moorland plains

    5hrs walk


    Day 3 : Kibo hut
    Climb from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4 732 m).
    The landscape changes again beyond the last water point at 4200m, from where the walk continues across the barren stretch of alpine desert to Kibo Huts.

    5hrs walk for 13 km


    Day 4 : The summit Uhuru peak
    The final ascent is normally timed to arrive at the summit (Uhuru peak) for Dawn.
    First hours of morning (around 1:00am) are spent by trekking to Gilman's point (5 681m). 5hrs walking, then 1.30hrs more to reach the summit Uhuru peak (5 895m).
    The final ascent from Kibo is the most arduous part, including a hard climb of about 6km with little oxygen under fierce climatic conditions.

    6.30 hrs walk

    Down to Horombo Hut.


    Day 5 : Marangu Gate/ Moshi
    After breakfast descent to Marangu Gate end then transferred to Moshi.

    5hrs walk



    Extra MARANGU Route (6 days, 5 nights) / Kili 2

    This program is the same as the previous with the exception that you spend extra day at Horombo Hut for acclimatization.







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