5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Hiking With Africa Natural Tours Co. L.T.D

2. Marangu ("Coca Cola") 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. Marangu is mostly favored during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. 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 and direct path.

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$1,595

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Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Marangu Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Horombo Huts
    • Entry/Admission - Kibo Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA),
    • Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi - 40$.

  • Day 1: Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.

    Stop At: Marangu Falls, Marangu Tanzania
    Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.

    Take a short drive from Moshi town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]

    Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2m

    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mandara hut

    Day 2: Day 2:Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
    Day 2:Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]

    Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8m

    Approx. time taken: 9 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut

    Day 3: Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    Stop At: Kibo Tower, Boma Road Rindi Lane, Moshi 255 Tanzania
    Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]

    Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi

    Approx. time taken: 7 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo hut

    Day 4: Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut

    Stop At: Horombo Huts, Tanzania
    Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut

    We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point]

    Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi

    Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo hut

    Day 5: Day 5: Horombo Hut – Moshi

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Day 5: Horombo Hut – Moshi

    After breakfast, we will start with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Moshi town.

    Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9m

    Approx. time taken: 8 hours

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast & Lunch Included
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) / Arusha Airport to Moshi we offer a reasonable price and this is not included on tour price. About accommodations before or after hiking it depends on the quality of the hotel you need.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Moshi, Tanzania
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by AFRICA NATURAL TOURS L.T.D : Serengeti Safari & Kilimanjaro Climbing Company in Moshi

Activity ID: V-150526P9

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