from $2550 USD // 7 DAYS
The Kilimanjaro Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations in lieu of camping. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms.
Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met by our representative. After checking that you have all your luggage and belongings, he will take you to one of our vehicles and transfer you to your hotel for a briefing on the following day’s climb. Overnight at Sal Salinero Hotel in Moshi.
Day 2: Mandara Hut
After breakfast, you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to Marangu gate. The actual hike begins at the Marangu Gate (1800 m). Hike 3 to 5 hours through a fascinating rain forest to Mandara Hut (2700m). Afternoon tea, dinner, and overnight at Mandara Hut.
Day 3: Horombo Hut
After breakfast, start hiking slowly to Horombo Hut (3700 m). Leave the last glade of forest and follow the gently ascending path through the open alpine moorland. Today’s hike takes 5 to 7 hours. Afternoon tea, dinner, and overnight at Horombo Hut.
Day 4: Kibo Hut
Today, leave moorland and enter the alpine desert past giant lobelia and walk on the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Hot lunch along the way. Afternoon tea, dinner, and overnight at Kibo Hut.
Day 5: Summit
Start around 1 a.m., reaching Gillman’s Point (5685 m) at sunrise. The path from Kibo to Gillman’s is the most demanding 4 hours on the whole climb. Continue another 2 hours to the roof of Africa, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Descend to Kibo Hut for hot lunch then to Horombo Hut. Meals and overnight at Horombo Hut.
Day 6: Descent
Hike back to the Marangu gate and park’s headquarters. At Marangu gate, you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Met by a driver-guide with packed lunch and drive back to your hotel in Moshi.
Day 7: Return to Arusha
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homebound flights.
DATES + PRICES
January 15, 2020- December 15, 2020 $2550.00 USD
*includes 1 night before and after climb hotel stay
PRICES INCLUDE: Accommodation, all transfers, meals for the duration of the climb specially prepared for quality and nutrition needs, Kilimanjaro entrance fees, hut fees, rescue fees, services of trained English speaking mountain guides, cooks and porters, guide wages, complimentary fruits & juices, portage of 1 bag (maximum 15kgs) per person.
PRICES EXCLUDE: Any airfare, visa fees, airport taxes, beverages other than specified above, tips and gratuities to guides, cooks and porters, lunch and day room at Salinas Hotel, climbing equipment such clothes, sleeping bags etc. mineral water, laundry, expenses resulting from early descent before the completion of the trip such as transfers, extra nights etc. Travel insurance and all items of a personal nature.
⦁ Tanzania park fees are subject to change at any time
⦁ Departs daily
⦁ Extra acclimatization night: $480/person – Any route
⦁ Prices are quoted in US dollars and are per person.