Mount Kilimanjaro

5 Days Marangu Route

The Marangu Route has been referred to as the 'Coca Cola' route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.


-Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft meters (1800m to 2700m)
-Distance: 8 km/5 miles
-Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
-Habitat: Rain Forest
We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. 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.

-Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft meters (2700m to 3700m)
-Distance: 12 km/7 miles
-Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
-Habitat: Heath
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 Mount Kilimanjaro

-Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft meters {3700m to 4700m}
-Distance: 10 km/6 miles
-Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
-Habitat: Alpine Desert
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.

-Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft meters(4700m to 5895)
-Distance: 6 km/4 miles
-Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
-Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
-Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft meters(5895m to 3700m)
-Distance: 16 km/10 miles
-Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
-Habitat: Heath
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 accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

-Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft meters(3700m to 1800m)
-Distance: 20 km/12 miles
-Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
-Habitat: Rain Forest
On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi for hot shower.

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