6-Day Marangu Route (Mt Kilimanjaro)

6 Days 5 Nights

Tour Overview

On this adventure, we will hike through the Marangu route. This route is famously known as the "Coca-Cola route", and it is the oldest and most well-established route with sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodation. Our expert and experienced mountain guides will walk you through to the top and make your dream come true.

Basic Information
  • Park Fees
  • Taxes/ VAT
  • All Meals
  • Drinking Water
  • All Accommodations
  • Professional Guide
  • Cook and Porters
  • Camping Equipments
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • All Transportations
  • Crisis Management Apparatus
Not Included
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Flights
  • Souvenirs
  • All Items of Personal Nature

Tour Plans

  • Day 1 Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

    We depart Arusha or Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rainforest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.

  • Day 2 Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

  • Day 3 Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

    This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.

  • Day 4 Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

  • Day 5 Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s Point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishments, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Day 6 Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha or Moshi.