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Marangu Route 5 Days Itinerary | Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour Price For 2024-2025

Marangu route on Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu Route itinerary and cost for 2024 & 2025 Overview

The Marangu route 5 days itinerary, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is one of the most popular routes for trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This 5 days trek covers a distance of approximately 64 km and is the shortest route to the summit. The trek starts at the Marangu Gate and passes through lush rainforests, where you may encounter various species of wildlife and birds. As you ascend higher, the vegetation changes to moorlands, and eventually, to the alpine desert, where the landscape becomes rocky and barren. The highlight of the trek is reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, which stands at an altitude of 5,895 meters above sea level. The breathtaking views from the summit are truly unforgettable. The Marangu route offers hut accommodation, which provides a comfortable and warm place to rest and sleep during the trek. The route is also known for its gradual ascent, which allows for better acclimatization and a higher chance of summit success. Overall, the Marangu route is a great option for those who want to trek up Kilimanjaro in a relatively shorter period of time while still enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way.

Best 6 Days Marangu Route: Kilimanjaro Climbing Itinerary 2024

Departure / Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.


  • Rescue fees
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Bike and Entry Park Fees
  • All Tax
  • Crew Wages
  • During the climb you will sleep in Huts

Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • visa

Marangu route 5 days price/cost for 2024 and 2025The cost for the best and most affordable cost of a 5 days kiliamnjaro climbing Marangu route trek can vary depending on a number of factors such as the tour number of climber in a group, the time of year you plan to trek, and the level of comfort you desire during the trek. This price/cost for a 5-day Marangu route trip in 2024 range from ,000 to ,800 USD per person.

Marangu route 5 days itinerary | Kilimanjaro climbing tour

A full detailed 5 days Kilimanjaro climbing tour itinerary:

Day 1: Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut;

Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut;

Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut;

Day 4: Kibo Hut to Summit then Horombo Hut;

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Moshi

Day 01:Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevation: 5,500 ft (1,700 m) to 9,000 ft (2,740 m) 7 km distance Time: 4-5 hours Climatic Zone: Montane Forest Meals: L, DMandara Hut After breakfast and a briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate (45 minutes), register, and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings, including northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

Day 02: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation: 9,000 ft (2,700 m) to 12,100 ft (3,700 m) Distance: 11 km Time: 6-8 hours Climatic Zone: Heathland/Moorland Meals: B, L, and DH Horombo Hut You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. The views from Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and gounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

Day 03:Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation: 12,100 ft (3,700 m) to 15,400 ft (4,700 m) Distance: 10 kilometers Time: 6-8 hours Climatic Zone: Alpine Desert Meals: B, L, and DH Ut: Kibo Hut Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation begins in the upper heathlands but then disappears into the “moonscape.” Dinner, rest, and prepare for the summit climb.

Day 04:Kibo Hut to Summit then Horombo Hut

Elevation: 15,400 ft (4,700 m) to 19,300 ft (5,895 m) 19,300 ft (5,895 m) to 12,100 ft (3,700 m) Distance: 4 kilometers up; 14 kilometers down Time: 10–15 hours Climatic Zone: Alpine Desert Meals: B, L, and DH ut: Horombo Camp Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 a.m.), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s Point, located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are extraordinary views at every turn. You will have some pictures taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is the most difficult part of the trek, with many switchbacks. Going slowly, “pole pole,” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Day 05:Horombo Hut to Moshi

Elevation: 12,100 ft (3,700 m) to 5,500 ft (1,700 m) Distance: 18km Time: 5-7 hours Meals: BA After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue climbing down the bushy forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu Gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

Marangu Route 5 Days Itinerary | Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour Price For 2024-2025
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