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5 Days Marangu Route

mountain kilimanjaro climbing

5/6 Days Marangu Route

Safari Overview

It is known as “Coca-Cola” route, Marangu approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast of the Mountain. It is the oldest established route.

Itinerary Day by Day

  • Day 1 Moshi-Marangu Gate

    Moshi to Marangu gate to Mandara hut Elevation: 1200 m to 1,750 m to 2,750 m Distance: 9 km Trekking Time: 3 hours Habitat: Montane Forest

    Dinner at Camp

  • Day 2 Mandara Hut

    Mandara hut to Horombo hut. Elevation:2750 m to 3,807 m Distance:13km. Trekking time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Moorlands

    Dinner at Camp

  • Day 3 Horombo Hut

    Horombo hut (this day is omitted if choosing a 5 day itinerary). Spend an extra day here at Horombo during the 6 day itinerary for acclimation purposes.

    Dinner at Camp

  • Day 4 Kibo Hut

    Horombo hut to Kibo hut Elevation(m):3807m to 4725m Distance: 13 km Trekking time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Desert

    Dinner at Camp

  • Day 5 Uhuru Summit

    Summit Day Kibo Hut camp to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut camp Elevation: 4,695 m to 5,895 m to 3,690 m Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down Hiking Time: 10-15 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert.

    Dinner at Camp

  • Day 6 Horombo-Moshi

    Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi Elevation): 3,690 m to 1,830 m to 1,387 m Distance: 18 km Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

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