The Trail of Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Mt Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route

6 days

Up to
8 climbers

About this tour

This is the most popular route amongst all the routes in Kilimanjaro. Often referred to as the “Coca-cola Route“. Our itinerary provides full service with experienced guides, chef, and 3 porters per person. All of our staffs are treated ethically - we keep very close relationships together as a team to provide great service. We believe "people" is the most important factor to make your ascent amazing and unforgettable.

Please ask us any questions in case you have any.

Service details


  • Guide, assistant guide, porters and a cook
  • Park fees, rescue fees, and camp fees
  • 3 meals in the mountain
  • Transport from the kilimanjaro airport to the hotel and back
  • Transport from the hotel to the machame gate and back
  • Hotel accommodation - 1 night before and 1 night after the tour (breakfast included)
  • Sleeping mats
  • Walking sticks
  • Clean water during the trek
  • Fair and ethical treatment of guides and porter

Does not include

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Extra porters if needed
  • Visa fees
  • Airfares
  • Tips to the guides, porters and cook
  • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional tours (safari after your climb, etc)

Our mission is to spread awareness and encourage conservation activities, as well as sustainable development in Tanzania.

Day 1 - Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)

After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).

Day 2 - Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)

After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).

Day 3 - Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)

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.

Day 5 - Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)

Return back to the hotel in Moshi. Congrats!

Our meeting point

Kilimanjaro Airport - please let us know what time you will arrive and we'll pick you up!

Necessary gear
  • Trekking pants
  • Light rainwear
  • Softshell jacket & pants
  • Hardshell jackett & pants
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Heavy trekking boots
  • Mountaineering boots (suitable with crampons)
  • Backpack (30-40L)
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Light gloves
  • Heavy gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Watch
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Avalanche equipment set
  • Sleeping bag (-11° to -25℃)
  • Sleeping mat

Cancellation policy

Since we understand that planning ahead isn't always easy, to provide you with the best experience, we offer free-cancellation up to one week before departure. No questions asked.

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  • Ethical tourism at local prices
  • Free cancellation
  • You have our full support