5 Days Marangu Route

TYPOLOGIES

Mountain Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

18 years

Tour Overview

This is commonly known as the coca cola route. It is the most popular way to the summit. It usually takes 5 days/4nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in 6 days/5 nights to add acclimatization. It is the only route equipped with sleeping huts.

Comments

  • Please note that our itinerary is flexible and can be modified until it suits your needs and wishes.
  • This is a quotation only. No reservations or arrangements have been confirmed on your behalf pending your authority to proceed and the final itinerary is subject to availability.
  • All prices quoted are current and are subject to change at any time due to cost increases such as Park Entry fees or Hotel| Airline rates increases that are beyond our control. As a result, reserves the right to re-quote on a quotation if confirmation of the itinerary is not received within 14 working days from date of quotation.

Tour Includes

Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees

18% VAT on tour fees & services

3 Season mountain tents -29C

Extreme Limit Sleeping Bags

Double layered Sleeping Mats

Transportation to & from the mountain gate

Professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters

3 meals daily while on the mountain Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek

Pre & Post Trek accommodation

Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National

Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

10% discount on meals at selected restaurants in Moshi Town

2 - way shared airport transfers (for private transfers it costs $20 extra per vehicle)

Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter

Tour doesn't Include

Flights Tips to mountain

Crew Items of a personal nature

Laundry Services

Visa and passport fees

A doctor for the group

A portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$150 per toilet + toilet tent)

Daily Activities

DAY 1 : ARRIVE IN TANZANIA

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. .
No Meals Included Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative)

DAY 2 : LEMOSHO GLADES (2385M) TO BIG TREE CAMP (2780M)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
Meals And Overnight At The Hut. (12,520ft)

DAY 3 : HOROMBO HUT (3720M) - KIBO HUT (4700M)(3845M)

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 4 : SUMMIT ATTEMPT!! KIBO HUT (4700M) - UHURU PEAK (5895M) - HOROMBO HUT (3720M)

The Beginning Of The Last Ascent Is Made In The Wee Hrs Of The Morning While 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.
Meals And Overnight Horombo Hut. (15,520ft)

DAY 5 : RETURN DOWN

The Beginning Of The Last Ascent Is Made In The Wee Hrs Of The Morning While 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 Overnigh

Day 6 - BARAFU CAMP (4640M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) & DOWN TO MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7 - TREK MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M) TO MWEKA GATE (1630M)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Overnight at the Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative)
Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi Approx.
Time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8 - DEPART TANZANIA

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport. * We also welcome you spare an hour of your day to plant a tree, as part of our environmental conservation efforts in the Kilimanjaro region. * Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
End of Tour