Marangu Route, commonly known as Coca Cola route is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites.
Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. It is a shorter route with a steeper incline and less time for acclimatization it tends to have a lower summit success rate. This is the only route where the ascent and descent route is shared, thus creating more traffic.
Upon arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred for overnight accommodation at your hotel. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.
DAY 1: MARANGU GATE – MANDARA HUTS| RAINFOREST
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours | Distance: 7 km | Altitude Gain: 950m
Wake early and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu (1800 m) where we meet our porters, complete park formalities, and begin the first section of the climb. This first day is characterized by the lushness of the scenic rainforest. Overnight at Mandara Hut (2750 m).
DAY 2: MANDARA HUTS – HOROMBO HUTS| MOORELAND
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours | Distance: 11 km | Altitude Gain: 1030 m
Leave the rainforest and hike around the base of Maundi Crater; thereafter enter into the moorland area on your ascent to Horombo Hut. Overnight at Horombo Hut (3780m).
DAY 3: HOROMBO HUTS.
Enjoy a full day at Horombo Hut and the surrounding environment. You will be given time to rest as well as guided on short hikes to aid in your acclimatization.
DAY 4: HOROMBO HUTS- KIBO HUTS| DESERT
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours | Distance: 12 km | Altitude Gain: 920m
Leave the moorlands and hike through the day in a desert area, where hiking begins to get steeper. Arrive at Kibo Hut for a restful evening and early bedtime so you can wake at midnight to begin your final ascent. Overnight at Kibo Hut (4700m).
DAY 5: KIBO HUTS – SUMMIT
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours | Distance: 7 km | Altitude Gain: 1145m
An early start, you will set off at midnight for the summit. Head up a rocky path to Gillmans Point at 5681 m, situated on the crater rim. This section is very steep with much stone scree and is the most demanding section of the route. From Gillman's Point we hike for another two hours up to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), the highest point in Africa. You made it! We enjoy a short time on the Roof of Africa before beginning our descent.
We descend back using the same route, passing through Kibo Hut and then onto Horombo (3720 m), where we will spend our last night on the mountain. We enjoy our final dinner and a well-earned sleep.
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours | Distance: 12 km | Altitude Loss: 2175 m
DAY 6: HOROMBO HUTS – MARANGU GATE
Trekking Time: 5-7 hours | Distance: 18 km | Altitude Loss: 1878 m
Retrace your steps through the rainforest to the Marangu Gate to meet the company vehicle and receive your summit certificates courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. You will thereafter be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.
$1,580 per person when 1 person travels alone
$1,385 per person when 2 – 4 persons travel together
$1,355 per person when 5 – 7 persons travel together
$1,285 per person when 8 – 15 persons travel together
What is Included
• Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodation in Moshi.
• 2 nights of accommodation
• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
• Park entry fees
• Camping fees
• Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair treatment of crew
• Government taxes
• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
• Emergency first-aid kit
What is not included
– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek.
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook