Mikanjuni Village – Mtwapa, Kilifi County
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8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb on Marangu Route

Highlights of Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

The Marangu route also known as ‘Coca-Cola’ route is the most popular thus a high-traffic route on Kilimanjaro. It is the only non-camping route on Kilimanjaro where trekkers sleep in dormitory-like huts. Marangu is mistakeably considered as the easiest route and due to this reputation, it is often selected by many unprepared and inexperienced trekkers. As a result, only a migre 35% of climbers using this route actually make it to the summit at Uhuru peak.   Scenically, Marangu route has great views of the rain forest, Mawenzi peak, and the landscape below as well as the magnificient vista from the summit.

Marangu route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths and are not comfortable sleeping under a tent.

The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended


Day 1: Arrive Moshi

Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by a Kilele Afrika representative for transfer to your hotel in Moshi. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Stay overnight at the Sal sanero hotel in Moshi.BB

Day 2: Moshi – Mandara hut (9,020ft/2750m)

08h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for entry registration then start the trek to Mandara hut through thick rain forest.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Mandara hut.

Day 3: Mandara hut – Horombo hut (12,200ft/3720m)

08h00: After breakfast, ascend through moorland heading to the next night stop at Horombo hut.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Horombo hut.

Day 4: Horombo Hut-acclimatization day (12,200ft/3720m)

This is an acclimatization day which allows the body to adjust to altitude change by staying another night at Horombo hut. The day is spent on a hike up to Mawenzi hut and back in the evening for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Horombo hut – Kibo hut (15,420ft/4700m)

08h00: Walk up, across the saddle, to Kibo Hut.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and rest till Midnight.

Day 6: Kibo hut -Summit (19,340ft/5895m) – Horombo hut

00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Gilman’s Point. 06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.

12h00: Continue down to Horombo Hut for the days and night’s rest.

Day 7: Horombo hut – Moshi

08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to the Sal sanero in Moshi town for overnight.BB

Day 8: Moshi/Kilimanjaro-Depart

Breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked for transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight home/further holiday destination

  • Trekking Price Includes

    • We use 7 and 22 seater mini buses as well as 4×4 custom-made safari vehicles for airport transfers and transport to and from the mountain. All are equipped with communication system VHS/BLU manned by professional English speaking driver-guides.
    • Meals while on Mountain
    • Accommodation mentioned in the program
    • Government taxes, tolls and levy’s
    • Pick up and drop off from airport / hotel.
    • All park entrance fees
  • Trekking Price Excludes

    • Visa fees
    • Items of personal nature: soft or bottled drinks
    • Masai Village Visit
    • Gratitude’s (tips to guides)

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Address : Old Mombasa/Malindi Road, Mikanjuni Village Mtwapa.

P.O Box 854-80108 Kilifi County, Kenya.

Phone : +254-720-216810


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