Climb Kilimanjaro: Marangu route

  • Country: Tanzania
  • Days: 6
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Climb Kilimanjaro using the Marangu Route, also known as the “Tourist Route” and the “Coca-Cola Route.” This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered “touristy”, and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way.

Marangu route is the easiest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s ascension profile is very gradual and steady, allowing for painless trekking for most of the way. However, due to its reputation as an easy route, Marangu is often selected by unprepared, unexperienced climbers. Correspondingly, only about 35%…

Climb Kilimanjaro using the Marangu Route, also known as the “Tourist Route” and the “Coca-Cola Route.” This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered “touristy”, and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way.

Marangu route is the easiest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s ascension profile is very gradual and steady, allowing for painless trekking for most of the way. However, due to its reputation as an easy route, Marangu is often selected by unprepared, unexperienced climbers. Correspondingly, only about 35% of the people actually make it to the top.

The trek begins in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended. The sleeping huts along the route are structures with a dining hall and bunk beds, equipped with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the same path, contributing to Marangu’s overcrowded feeling. It is a cheaper climb as well, do to the close proximity of the gate to Moshi, the gateway town, and because it is a shorter route.

Scenically, Marangu route is not a desirable route compared to all the other routes because it confines climbers to one area of the mountain, thus limiting the variety. However, Marangu has the best trail in the rainforest section of the trek. Of course, there are still great views of the Mawenzi and it’s equally spectacular for everyone at Uhuru.

Marangu route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths. It’s also attractive for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu’s huts offer shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent choice when climbing during the rainy season. Marangu is for those who want to spend less on their climb, and do not mind crowds.

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Included

  • 1 x Night accommodation at Mountain Inn on HB basis before trek (sharing basis)
  • 1 x Night accommodation at Mountain Inn on HB basis after trek (sharing basis)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park conservation fee
  • Kilimanjaro National Park camping or hut fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park trained and certified English speaking mountain guide/s
  • Kilimanjaro National Park trained and certified porters (1 x porter carrying personal mountain luggage of 15kg max. for Kilimanjaro and 12kg for Meru per 1 pax)
  • Kilimanjaro Porter’s Assistant Project (KPAP) partnership & monitoring
  • Trained chef/cook and eating utensils (inc. cutlery & crockery)
  • Meals indicated on the itineraries [B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner]
  • 1 x transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 x transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st hut / camp onwards)
  • Basic first aid kit per group
  • Kilimanjaro SAR’s helicopter rescue (included only if travel insurance covers pax for medical evacuation up to 6000m, terms & conditions apply)
  • For camping based routes: Camping chair/s, table/s, dining / mess tent
  • For camping based routes: High quality four-season tent per two pax sharing
  • For camping based routes: Northern Circuit: portable toilet (inc. toilet tent, porter, air freshener, toilet roll, cleaning chemicals)

Excluded

  • Airport transfers
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional day for acclimatisation
  • Single supplement room / tent
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc.
  • Specialized equipment such as Oxygen cylinders, portable toilets etc.
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership
  • Water on first day of trek
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc
  • Metal & hard plastic water bottles, water bladders etc.
  • International & domestic flights
  • Items of personal nature: visa, insurance, other accommodation etc

Pricing Information & Dates

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