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The Marangu route also known as ‘Coca-Cola’ route is the most popular thus a high-traffic route on Kilimanjaro. It is the only non-camping route on Kilimanjaro where trekkers sleep in dormitory-like huts. Marangu is mistakeably considered as the easiest route and due to this reputation, it is often selected by many unprepared and inexperienced trekkers. As a result, only a migre 35% of climbers using this route actually make it to the summit at Uhuru peak.   Scenically, Marangu route has great views of the rain forest, Mawenzi peak, and the landscape below as well as the magnificient vista from the summit.

Marangu route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths and are not comfortable sleeping under a tent.

The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended.

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Kilimanjaro Trekking tour – Pick up and Drop off at JRO.

Day 1: Arrive / Moshi

Day 2: Mandara hut

Day 3: Horombo hut

Day 4: Kibo hut

Day 5: Horombo hut

Day 6: Moshi

Day 7: Depart

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Arrive Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by a Green Hills Ecotours representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Stay overnight at the Sal sanero hotel in Moshi.BB

Day 2: Moshi – Mandara hut (9,020ft/2750m)

08h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for entry registration then start the trek to Mandara hut through thick rain forest.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Mandara hut. 

Day 3: Mandara hut – Horombo hut (12,200ft/3720m)

08h00: After breakfast, ascend through moorland heading to the next night stop at Horombo hut.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Horombo hut.

Note: An extra day for acclimatization can be added by staying another night at Horombo hut. The day is spent on a hike to Mawenzi hut and back in the evening.

Day 4: Horombo hut – Kibo hut (15,420ft/4700m)

08h00: Walk up, across the saddle, to Kibo Hut.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and rest till Midnight.

Day 5: Kibo hut -Summit (19,340ft/5895m) – Horombo hut

00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Gilman’s Point. 06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.

12h00: Continue down to Horombo Hut for the days and night’s rest.

Day 6: Horombo hut – Moshi

08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to the Sal sanero in Moshi town for overnight.BB

Day 7: Depart Moshi

After breakfast wait to be picked up for transfer to the airport or any of the border points for departure flight/onward travel. End of the service

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