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Best 5 Days Marangu Route: Kilimanjaro Climbing Itinerary 2024

Best 5 Days Marangu Route: Kilimanjaro Climbing Itinerary 2024

This 5 days Marangu route is one of the most popular trekking routes up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania – East Africa.

Best 5 Days Marangu Route: Kilimanjaro Climbing Itinerary 2024

The 5 days itinerary provides a slower pace, allowing for better acclimatization and increasing the chances of reaching the summit.

Kilimanjaro 5 Days Marangu Route – Best Impressive Climbing Tour 2024

The Kilimanjaro 5 days Marangu route is considered the most accessible path to climb Kilimanjaro, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, due to its gradual slope and direct course.

This trail is the oldest and most established route on Kilimanjaro and offers sleeping huts in a dormitory-style arrangement.
Guests are provided with mattresses and pillows, while sleeping bags are still required. Communal dining halls, basic washrooms, and toilets are available in the huts.
The trek is generally considered to be less challenging than other routes, but still requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization to the altitude.


Day 1 of 5 days kilimanjaro climbing : marangu gate to mandara hut campsite

On the Day 1 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing, After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and drive you to the office, where you will be briefed and given a gear check. The journey continues to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes from Moshi and 2.45Hrs from Arusha). You will register and begin the climb here. You will walk through the rainforest with your guide to the Mandara encampment. A visit to Maundi Crater is a great way to see the surrounding area, which includes Northern Tanzania and Kenya. The rainforest is home to towering Eucalyptus trees, a variety of birds, and Colobus monkeys. The elevation ranges from 1,700 to 2,740 meters.

7 kilometers traveled
Time required: 4-5 hours
Lunch and dinner are served.
Mandara Hut provides lodging.

Day 2 of 5 days kilimanjaro climbing: climbing from mandara hut to horombo hut campsite

On the Day 2 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing We will leave the rainforest glades and ascend to the open moorlands, then to the Horombo encampment.

We will see the breathtaking views of Kibo and Mawenzi. We will see giant lobelias and grounsels as we cross the mountain’s Alpine Zone. You should start to feel the effects of the altitude here.

The elevation ranges from 2,700 to 3,700 meters.
Distance 11 kilometers were covered.
Time required: 6-8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Horombo Hut provides lodging.

Day 3 of 5 days kilimanjaro climbing: climbing from horombo hut to kibo hut campsite

On the Day 3 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Moving onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi, where vegetation begins to blend into the “moonscape,” we will pass the final watering hole and continue ascending. We will have dinner, take a nap, and then start the summit ascent at 2:00 a.m. at Kibo.

3,700 m to 4,700 m above sea level
Distance Covered: 10 kilometers
Use for 6 to 8 hours.
Lunch, breakfast, and dinner
An overnight at: Kibo Hut

Day 4 of 5 days kilimanjaro hiking: trekking ftom kibo hut to uhuru peak then back to horombo hut campsite

On the Day 4 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Begin the climb to the summit very early in the morning (midnight to 2 a.m.) on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point on the crater rim. Ascending further, we now reach Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point. Every turn offers breathtaking views. Take a picture at the top to show your friends and family.

We descend from here, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before proceeding to the Horombo encampment.

This climb begins in the dark and requires the use of headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so bring all of your warm layers with you. This Kilimanjaro hiking is by far the most difficult section of the journey, with numerous switchbacks.

Going slowly “pole pole” and keeping an upbeat attitude will get you there!

The elevation ranges from 4,700 to 5,895 meters.
Distance: 5,895 m to 3,700 m
Altitude: 5,895 m 4 kilometers up / 14 kilometers down
Time required: 10 – 15 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Horombo Hut provides lodging

Day 5 of 5 days kilimanjaro climbing: descending from horombo hut to marangu gate then back to moshi

On the Day 5 of 5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing After breakfast, we make our way down through the moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through the lush forest path to the Marangu National Park gate. It can be wet and muddy at lower elevations. Gaiters and trekking poles will come in handy. Shorts and t-shirts will most likely suffice (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will be waiting for you in Marangu village to transport you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha after5 Days Kilimanjaro climbing. Remember to tip your guides and porters. It’s time to celebrate!

3,700 m to 1,700 m in altitude
Distance 18 kilometers down
Time required: 5 – 7 hours
Breakfast and lunch are served.

5 days Marangu Route Price Inclusion

General✓ Guide✓ Park Fees✓ Tax✓ Gate transfer✓ Crew wages✓ Environment fees


During the climb you will spleep in Huts

Food✓ 4 Breakfasts✓ 5 Lunches✓ 4 Dinners✓ Drinking Water

Other✓ Guide✓ Porters✓ Cook

Not IncludedFlightsCrew TipsVisas

Kilimanjaro 5 days Marangu Route Cost for 2024

The cost of a 5 days Marangu Route trek on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can vary depending on a number of factors such as the time of year and the level of service provided. However the the price for the normal packages are:

No of paxAdultChild
1 pax$1220$736
2-4 pax$1195$711
5-9 pax$1170$686
10-16 pax$1145$661
16+ pax$1120$636

Group joining price


Extra inclusions for the Luxury Tour✓ Special Kilimanjaro guide with Wilderness First Responder certification✓   Personal porter for carrying day pack✓  Food resupply (once on trek)✓  Free Internet On the Mountain✓  Vip Huts✓ Solar panel for charging USB devices (charges battery, which charges devices)✓  Oxygen✓  Hot lunches on the mountain✓  Filtered water with Katadyn filter✓  Kilimanjaro map for the group✓  Celebration dinner at hotel after returning from trek✓  Resupply of fresh food (2-3 times on trek)

5 days Marangu route Luxury tour Prices

No of paxAdultChild
1 pax$2220$1736
2-4 pax$2195$1711
5-9 pax$2170$1686
10-16 pax$2145$1661
16+ pax$2120$1636
Best 5 Days Marangu Route: Kilimanjaro Climbing Itinerary 2024
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