The Marangu route or “Coca-Cola” route is now the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route where overnight stays in huts take place. This makes Marangu a good option for hiking during the rainy season. The route begins in the southeast of Kilimanjaro. The journey there takes approximately 1.5 hours. On the well-trodden path through all climate zones – from tropical rainforest to eternal ice – you will be treated to picturesque African landscapes.

The Route

Start & EndDay 1-6
Start

Arusha

Day 1

Marangu Gate (Mt. Kilimanjaro)

Day 2

Horombo Hut

Day 3

Horombo Hut

Day 4

Kibo Hut

Day 5

Uhuru Peak Then Horombo Hut

Day 6

Marangu Gate (Mt. Kilimanjaro)

End

Arusha

Tour Features

  • Shared tourYou will join a group of other travelers. Max 10 people per group
  • Can not be customizedThe accommodations and destinations of this tour cannot be changed
  • Budget tourThis budget tour includes mountain huts
  • Can start any dayIf availability permits, this tour can start on any day

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking Guide

  • Kilimanjaro Packing List
  • What to Expect on a Trekking
  • Booking Terms and Conditions

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Day 1

Arusha to Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

In the morning, a guide and your team will arrive at the hotel to welcome you and give you a short briefing. You will then drive by vehicle to the eastern entrance of Kilimanjaro National Park: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After completing a few formalities, acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, Read More

Distance: 11km

Hiking time: 5-7 hours.

Meals : (Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Mandara Hut

Day 2

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Early morning after breakfast. The group leaves Mandara Hut to undertake a moderate hike towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you can observe two volcanoes at the same time: Kibo and Mawenzi. A few hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike towards Read More


Acclimatization hike:
Elevation difference: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - finish point on the way to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)

Distance: 2.5 km 

Hiking time: 1-2 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 3

Acclimatization Horombo Hut

After breakfast, you will do an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut and back. After lunch, you have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, take photos of Mawenzi Volcano, or sleep before the upcoming climb to Kibo Hut.

Acclimatization hike:
Elevation difference: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) - finish point on the way to Kibo Hut (4,500 m)
Hiking distance: 5-8 km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 4

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

On this day, the group hikes to the Kibo hut (4,700 m) directly after breakfast. The actual hike is not very difficult. Remember to maintain a reasonable pace to maintain your strength for the climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro. When you reach the camp, you will be served lunch. Afterwards, we recommend that you sleep as much as possible, avoid strenuous activities and drink plenty of water.

Distance: 10km

Hiking time: 4-8 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Day 5

Climb to Uhuru Peak & Descend to Horombo Hut

Today you start at night from the Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and begin your climb to the Kilimanjaro peak: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). The climb will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but altitude poses a much more serious problem. Throughout the trek, each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will monitor their endurance and mental determination. Read More

Distance: 16km

Hiking time: 9-12 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 6

Descend from Horombo to Marangu Gate to Arusha

In the morning, you will be offered a hot breakfast. We will then drive to the exit of Kilimanjaro National Park: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent, the entire group will gather to congratulate you and then you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on the trip in the guestbook. Finally, we will give you your commemorative certificates (in our office) and transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals : (Breakfast & Lunch ) Included

Accommodation: No Accommodation

Start datesJan 1 – Dec 31, 2023Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2024
Solo (1 room)$1,848$1,848
2 people (1 room)$1,760$1,760

Included

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • A professional Driver | Guide
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Taxes | VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Visa fees
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Optional activities
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Domestic Flights(As specified in the day-by-day section)

From $1,760 pp (USD)

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