5 Day Marangu Route

Overview | Itinerary | Inclusions 

The 5 Day Marangu Route is one of the most popular and well-known routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This route is often referred to as the "Coca-Cola" route because it is considered the easiest and most comfortable way to reach the summit.

The Marangu Route is the only route on Kilimanjaro that offers sleeping huts for trekkers, which provides a bit more comfort than camping. This makes it a great option for those who prefer not to rough it in tents during their trek.

The 5 day itinerary on the Marangu Route is a great choice for those looking to reach the summit without spending too much time on the mountain. The route is known for its gradual slopes and well-maintained paths, making it a more manageable trek for those who may not have as much experience with high-altitude climbing.

During the 5 days on the Marangu Route, trekkers will pass through a variety of different landscapes, including lush rainforests, moorlands, and alpine deserts. Along the way, they will have the opportunity to spot a wide range of wildlife and plant species unique to the region.

Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the 5 Day Marangu Route is a great option for those looking to make that dream a reality. With its comfortable accommodations and manageable terrain, it is a popular choice for trekkers of all experience levels. If you're considering climbing Kilimanjaro, the 5 Day Marangu Route is definitely worth checking out.

Tour Summary

You'll go to: Tanzania
You will visit: Mount Kilimanjaro
This tour starts and ends in Moshi
Things to Consider




sleeping huts

Can depart

any day

Suitable for

solo travelers

Min age of

12 years

Can be


Upon your arrival in Moshi, Tanzania, you will be welcomed by a local guide who will transfer you to your hotel for the night. Take this day to rest and prepare for your upcoming trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.

After a hearty breakfast, your adventure begins as you head to the Marangu Gate, the starting point of the Marangu Route. Trek through lush rainforest filled with exotic wildlife and bird species as you make your way to Mandara Hut, your accommodation for the night.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before continuing your trek to Horombo Hut. The landscape changes as you ascend higher, with stunning views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Keep an eye out for unique flora and fauna along the way.

Today, you will make your way to Kibo Hut, located near the base of the summit. The terrain becomes more challenging as you traverse rocky paths and steep inclines. Rest and refuel at Kibo Hut as you prepare for your final ascent to Uhuru Peak.

The day you have been waiting for has arrived – summit day! Begin your trek in the early hours of the morning to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. Witness a breathtaking sunrise from the summit before beginning your descent back to Horombo Hut for the night.

After a final breakfast on the mountain, make your way back down to the Marangu Gate where you will receive your summit certificates. Bid farewell to your guides and fellow trekkers before heading back to Moshi for a well-deserved rest and celebration.

Meals & mineral water according to the itinerary
All national park fees
All airport transfers
Professional guides
All Taxes/VAT
Flights & Visa fees
Optional activities
Travel insurance
Sleeping bag
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