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Marangu Route
Travel Style

Travel Style : Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level

Service Level : Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating : 5 - Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

12+ Age Requirement

Age requirement : 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Marangu Route Overview

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The Marangu Route is one of the oldest routes on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is also well-known as the “Coca Cola” route.Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is the second most popular route after Machame Route.

Due to being the oldest route Marangu is the most established routes of the country. Another reason of being the popular route is the low cost. It’s the cheapest route option for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa Region.

Due to being the popular route the route meets 12 to 13 thousand people every year. Due to high traffic it’s called as the “Tourist Route”.

The route take only 5 days to reach the Uhuru Peak, hence the acclimatization is very poor. The ascending is though very easy. The trail is direct, not steppe and offers a gradual easy climbing.

Due to less number of days and cheap amount the route is preferred by many trekkers. Most of them are inexperienced and aspiring trekkers. Hence the Marangu Route offers the lowest success rate.

Covering 72 km Kilimanjaro Marangu Route approaches from the southeastern side of Kilimanjaro. The route starts at Marangu gate. 

What make the route unique from all other route are the huts to sleep. While rest 5 routes of Kilimanjaro offers camping route onlyMarangu came with huts. While Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Routes the trekkers get to rest in huts that comes with bunk beds equipped with mattresses and pillows.

Why To Choose Marangu Route?

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5-6 days trekking

The Marangu Route is one of the most popular routes for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Many trekkers believe that Marangu is the easiest route to summit Uhuru Peak as it can be hiked in 5 days. However, the Marangu Route has one of the lowest summit success rates of all routes up the mountain. You may include an extra acclimatization day, however unfortunately the extra night is spent at an altitude that is excessively low so as to have a significant acclimatization sway.

Even though several people are led to believe this is one of the easiest routes, it's really considered difficult because of the speed by which you ascend. This is especially true on the 5 day itinerary where numerous people suffer from absence of acclimatization. The multi day alternative is easier; however, a great level of fitness is as yet required.

Best Trail To Climb Kilimanjaro Via Marangu Route

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Marangu Route is one of the most established and most favored courses on Kilimanjaro. It is the most effortless way on the mountain because of its steady slant and direct way.

It is the main course on Kilimanjaro as it has cottage housing for the climbers making it famous among the travelers. Marangu Route is consequently otherwise called "visitor course".

Marangu Route has three cabin lodging: Mandara Huts, Kibo Huts, and Horombo Hut. These cottage housing give cots. There are 60 bunks beds each at Mandara cabins, Kibo hovels, be that as it may, there are 120 cots at Horombo Hut.

The achievement rate is relative low on this course. Unfortunately, the route has less striking perspective than alternate courses on Kilimanjaro.

Mangaru Route is swarmed with voyagers, because of which proficient trekkers don't take this course.

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Marangu Route Itinerary For Kilimanjaro

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5 Days Marangu Route

80% Success Rate

This is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, sometimes called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5895m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut.From here an early start is made for the ascent to...

Summit Success Chance - Average
Altitude Profile - Poor
Difficulty - Doable
Scenery - Good

5 days

Starting from $1,445

6 Days Marangu Route

80% Success Rate

Our 6 days Marangu route is an extraordinary method to investigate and enjoy Mt Kilimanjaro climb and view. Marangu route is known as "Coca-Cola" route, Marangu approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast of the Mountain. It is the most established built up route. Many support the Marangu route since it is viewed as the simplest...

Summit Success Chance - Good
Altitude Profile - Poor
Difficulty - Doable
Scenery - Good

6 days

Starting from $1,650

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