This is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, sometimes called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5896m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut. From here an early start is made for the ascent to Uhuru Point (the highest top of Kibo). The path zig-zags up steep scree which is easier to climb when frozen. The views from the crater rim at Gillman’s Point at dawn can be spectacular. Uhuru Peak lies a further 1h30min. around the rim.
Accommodation on the mountain is in comfortable huts. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles. This is a tough walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.
Normally March, April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.
November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all the days so Climbing is possible.
The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September.
July can be colder and November to December can be wet.
January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
Summit Success Rates: Stella Point (96%). Uhuru Peak (94%).
Marangu is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths. It’s also attractive for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu’s huts offer shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent choice when climbing during the rainy season.
Pick up from the Kilimanjaro Airport and transport to BB accommodation in Moshi /Arusha
Trekking from Marangu Gate (1,860 m) to Mandara Hut (2,743 m)
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 5–7 hours
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours
Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m) –
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 4–8 hours
Hiking distance: 21 km
Hiking time 12-14 hours
Hiking distance : 18 km
Hiking time : 6-7 hours
Drive back to the Moshi town to the Hotel
Depending on flight time pick up from the hotel and drive to the Kilimanjaro International Airport