5 Days Marangu Route

Marangu Route Overview:

The Marangu Route is the most popular route on your way up to the mountain and its also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic.

All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere. Soft drinks, bottled water, and beer may be for sale at the huts. Bring small Tanzanian bills to purchase these items (prices increase with elevation).

Total Duration: 5 days

Day 1 : To Mandara Hut (Montane Forest)

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Huts
Day 2 : To Horombo Camp (Heath land) 2700m to 3700m 9000ft to 12,100ft 11 km, 6-8 hours

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Huts
Day 3 : To Kibo Camp (Alpine Desert) 3700m to 4700m 12,100ft to 15,400ft 10 km, 6-8 hours

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Huts
Day 4 : To Summit and Horombo (Alpine Desert) 4700m to 5895m (and down to 3700m) 15,400ft to 19,300ft (and down to 12,100ft)

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation not included
Day 5 : To Moshi 3700m to 1700m 12,100ft to 5500ft 18km, 5-7 hours

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation not included