At 5,895m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly, and with your budget in mind. Overnight in mountain huts and awake ready to conquer the slopes. As a leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure on your way to the roof of Africa. Affectionately known as the "Coca-Cola Route" due to it's popularity, Marangu covers forests, moorlands and "the Saddle," a high-altitude desert, on its way to Kibo Hut. This is the easiest route to summit – with a catch. The trail is well maintained but because of the quick ascent, the success rate is not as high as other routes.
- Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route with local guides, cooks, porters
- All permits and fees
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD40-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
- Private minibus, trekking.
- Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters.
- Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.
- Simple hotels (2 nts), mountain huts (4 nts).
Day 2Moshi/Mandara Huts(1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike through the forested, lower slopes to Mandara escarpment.
Day 3Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts(1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut.
Day 4Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts(1B, 1L, 1D)
Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle through a desert like alpine zone to Kibo Hut.
Day 5Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts(1B, 1L, 1D)
Evening hike to the Summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut.
Day 6Horombo Huts/Moshi(1B, 1L)
Descend the mountain, pass through villages and plantations on the slopes to Moshi.
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