Marangu - 5 days
Marangu - 5 days
Marangu - 5 days
Marangu - 5 days
Marangu - 5 days
Marangu - 5 days
Marangu - 5 days

Marangu - 5 days

starting from USD 1148 price per person for joining a group

  • Duration 5 days, 4 nights
    Stay in Huts
  • Group Size Small to Medium
    2 to 6
Overview of the Marangu - 5 days route

Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds.

The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow.

There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic.

All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere.

This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.

Price for joining a Group Please find below the prices for joining a group trek. In group treks, every trekker pays the same price.

USD 1148 per person

Prices for a Private Trek Please find below the prices for organising a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.
Solo Trekker USD 1271 per person
Group of 2 USD 1181 per person
Group of 3 USD 1150 per person
Group of 4 USD 1148 per person
Group of 5 USD 1145 per person
Group of 6 USD 1141 per person
Group of 7 USD 1134 per person
Group of 8 USD 1134 per person
Group of 9 USD 1129 per person
Group of 10 and above USD 1125 per person
Available Discounts Available discounts for Marangu - 5 days
Children between 5 years and 15 years old
Code: 5TO15
USD 290 per person
Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
Code: RESTAN
USD 175 per person
East African Citizens
Code: EAC
USD 680 per person
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
Hotels We offer the following hotel options
Keys Lodge (Single Room) USD 35 per night
Keys Lodge (Double Room) USD 56 per night
Keys Lodge (Triple Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Hotel (Single Room) USD 61 per night
Keys Hotel (Double Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Hotel (Triple Room) USD 112 per night
Parkview Inn (Single Room) USD 71 per night
Parkview Inn (Double Room) USD 81 per night
Parkview Inn (Triple Room) USD 160 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) USD 130 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) USD 145 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Triple Room) USD 160 per night

Please note that if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel

Gear We offer the following addons to your gear
Private Toilet USD 100
Sleeping Bag USD 35
Duffel Bag USD 20
Head torch USD 10
Large Tent USD 25
Oxygen Cyclinder USD 70
Transfers We offer the following transfer options
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) USD 25 per vehicle
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) USD 25 per vehicle
Arusha to Moshi (one way) USD 50 per vehicle
Moshi to Arusha (one way) USD 50 per vehicle
Other Addons We offer these more addons options
Store your bags with us USD 25 per bag
  1. Day 0 Pre-trek Briefing

    If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

    Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

  2. Day 1 Hotel to Mandara Hut

    After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

    • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
    • Distance: 8km/5mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  3. Day 2 Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

    • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
    • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Heathland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  4. Day 3 Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

    • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
    • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  5. Day 4 Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

    • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
    • Down to 3700m/12,200ft
    • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  6. Day 5 Horombo Hut to Moshi

    After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

    A vehicle will be waiting for you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

    • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
    • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: Breakfast

Price list for Gear Rentals

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Cancellation within one week

You would only lose the deposit. You are not required to pay the entire trek amount. Instead of cancelling, you can also postpone the trek, in which case, there are no charges.

How to get to Moshi?

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Machame Route Guide

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How to pay the deposit?

We can accept deposits through Paypal and Mojhi. Both Paypal and Mojhi allow you to pay with credit cards and debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard or Amex. We also accept bank transfers. Please...

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When does the trek start?

All our climbs start at 8am. So you would need to be in Moshi latest by 6am. This is because we need time to fill up the paperwork, and for the trek briefing as well as rent the gear.

Interactive Map of Marangu - 5 days route
Here is an interactive map of Marangu - 5 days route. You can see the the path we will be taking and the various campsites and huts along the way where we will be camping.
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