Marangu - 6 days
Marangu - 6 days
Marangu - 6 days
Marangu - 6 days
Marangu - 6 days
Marangu - 6 days
Marangu - 6 days

Marangu - 6 days

starting from USD 1368 price per person for joining a group

  • Duration 6 days, 5 nights
    Stay in Huts
  • Group Size Small to Medium
    Usually 2 to 9
Overview of the Marangu - 6 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 1368 per person

Available Discounts Available discounts for Marangu - 6 days
Children between 5 years and 15 years old
Code: 5TO15
USD 350 per person
Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
USD 210 per person
East African Citizens
Code: EAC
USD 820 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 mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • 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)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)
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
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
Hotels We offer the following hotel options
Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) USD 46 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) USD 61 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) USD 98 per night
Keys Hotel (Single Room) USD 69 per night
Keys Hotel (Double Room) USD 94 per night
Keys Hotel (Triple Room) USD 122 per night
Parkview Inn (Single Room) USD 81 per night
Parkview Inn (Double Room) USD 91 per night
Parkview Inn (Triple Room) USD 170 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) USD 140 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double 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.

If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.

Gear We offer the following addons to your gear
Private Toilet USD 100
Private Tent USD 5 per day
Transfers We offer the following transfer options
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) USD 40 per vehicle
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) USD 40 per vehicle
Arusha to Moshi (one way) USD 80 per vehicle
Moshi to Arusha (one way) USD 80 per vehicle
  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 Rest Day at Horombo Hut

    Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.

    • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft
    • Distance: 0km/0mi
    • Hiking Time: 0 hours
    • Habitat: Heathland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  5. Day 4 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
  6. Day 5 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
  7. Day 6 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

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Interactive Map of Marangu - 6 days route
Here is an interactive map of Marangu - 6 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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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 1629 per person
Group of 2 USD 1501 per person
Group of 3 USD 1452 per person
Group of 4 USD 1446 per person
Group of 5 USD 1441 per person
Group of 6 USD 1438 per person
Group of 7 USD 1436 per person
Group of 8 USD 1434 per person
Group of 9 USD 1425 per person
Group of 10 and above USD 1425 per person