Marangu Route

6 Days

Being called the “Cocacola” route since is the easiest route; it is the first discovered route up on Kilimanjaro and the overnight stay are on huts. Looks easy to climb from Marangu gate to Kibo hut but takes you more challenge you reach the Gilman’s Points. The ascent and discent is on the same route.


Day 1. Drive from Moshi to Marangu park gate for registration. Take it easy ascend in a hush forest with picnic lunch to Mandara hut 2720Masl for the overnight stay.

Dat 2. After breakfast, hike through the remaining forest to Horombo hut in a heath and Moorland zone. Reach Horombo hut in 5-6 hours trek for dinner and overnight stay (3780 Masl)

Day 3. Acclimatization day. Take a short walk to Mawenzi hut (3hours and back to Horombo hut 3780 Masl for lunch, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4. An early trek for Kibo hut, trek through the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks on the lunar landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo hut 4700Masl (5-6 Hours walk)

Day 5. An early for the summit in the midnight on steep heavy scree to arrival at Gilman’s point at 5681 Masl in time to see the sunrise. To reach the African highest point ” Uhuru Peak 5895 Masl” from Gilman’s point you need 3 hours walk then discend to Kibo hut for short rest and some refreshment. Continue to discend to Horombo hut 3780 Masl for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6. A steady discent through Moorland zone to Mandara hut and hush forest on a good path to Marangu gate at 1820 Masl for certificate award and transfer to Moshi or Arusha.