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Commonly called the Tourist Route or Coca-Cola trail; due to the fact that it provides luxuries such as huts, bunk beds, flushing toilets and bottled drinks. It also involves an ascent up the mountain via the gentle eastern slopes, which is said to be far less demanding than the route followed on other Routes such as Machame, Mweka and Shira. Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Typical duration is either 5 or 6 days depending upon whether you elect to spend an extra day for acclimatization to the altitude (which is highly recommended). This is the only route that offers huts versus tents.

How to reach there: Transfer from you hotel and drive from Moshi to Marangu gate which takes about 45 minutes passing the Marangu village which cultivate bananas and coffee. Unlike Machame Marangu has also number of nice waterfall appeal much to pay a visit.

 
OPTION ONE: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
 

Day One: Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
Distance:
About 12 km's
Habitat:
Montane forest, Moorland
After breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).

Day Two: Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time:
6 hours
Distance:
About 15 km's
Habitat:
Moorland
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pacewhite enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12 km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).

Day Three: Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance:
About 15 km's
Habitat:
Alpine desert
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)

Day Four: SUMMIT ATTEMPT Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time:
8 hours to Uhuru - 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent
Distance:
6 hours to descend to Horombo
Habitat:
Stone scree and ice-capped summit
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morningwhite the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour's walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight

Day Five: Horombo hut (3720 m) - Marangu Gate (1980 m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 27 km's
Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.

Day Six: After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either:
The National Park (This can be arranged)
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Arusha Town
Nairobi via border town Namanga arriving at 6.30 Pm

Price is USD $ 1150. per person

Price includes:

2 transfers from Moshi to Marangu Park gate return.

3 meals per day while trekking vegetarian/non-vegetarian.

5 days Kilimanjaro trek Marangu route.

4 nights accommodation in huts while trekking Marangu Route.

2 nights hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Moshi before and after climb.

All park entrance fees and government Levies.

English speaking mountain guide and assistant.

Porters Minimum 2 per client.

First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.

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