Marangu route is one of the scenic and easy routes for those tourists climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu climbing route start from Marangu village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu route is also known as “Coca-cola route” due to its easiest, beautiful scenic and its land escarpment. Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu route feels comfortable than all other climbers using other Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro routes because Marangu route provide accommodation in huts.Description
Day 1: Transfer from Moshi town to Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
After breakfast you will be getting a briefing of your hiking from Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guides before been transfer to Marangu gate.
After all the formality you now leave the park office and ascend on a cleared ridge route through the rain forest. The forest covered with mist and saturated with beards of moss. This trail follows the edge of a stream through the undergrowth and offers you the option to rejoin the main trail either, after one and half hours hiking, you will reach Mandara hut.
Day 2: Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
After your breakfast you will starts climbing towards Horombo hut with your picnic lunch. From Mandara hut the trail passes through a short stretch of forest, and then heads around the base of the Maundi Crater where you will leave the forest and enter the moorland.
We recommend you take a short detour up to the rim of the Maundi Crater from here you see the impressive Kibo Crater, and on a clear day you will also be able to see the glaciers of Kibo.
Day 3: Horombo Hut (3720m) - Kibo Hut (4700m)
The climb is becoming more difficult as the oxygen at these altitudes begins to thin out considerably. To begin today you can take one of the two trails to the “Saddle”, located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Stick to the lower route, which is much easier and has the added benefit of taking you past the last watering point. You should stock up with all the water you will need the next watering point will be at Horombo hut when you return there on your descent the night after next. Once again remember to take it slowly and drink enough water. It will take from 5 to 7 hours to reach Kibo Hut where you will rest and have dinner.
Day 4: Kibo hut (4700 m) - Uhuru Peak (5895 m) - Horombo hut (3720 m)
Today will by far be your toughest day, you will be woken just before midnight and soon head off into the cold night up a rocky path towards to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150 metres you may take a short rest here before continuing your ascent up to Gillman’s point at 5680 metres. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route as it is very steep and stony go slowly and carefully here. From Gillman’s Point, you will more than likely be walking through snow for the next 2 hours, when you will finally reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895 metres.
Day 5: Horombo hut (3720 m) – Mandara hut (1980m) - Marangu Gate
After an early you continue your descent passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate this will take the best part of six hours. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. To make your achievement official, you will receive a summit certificate.Highlights
: Moshi, TanzaniaDuration
: 5 days Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.