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Availability : Tour Available
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Moshi Town
Min Age : 7
Tour Details

6 days on the Marangu Route present an opportunity to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, but it’s essential to recognize that this route is the shortest, allowing less time for acclimatization compared to lengthier alternatives. Referred to as the “Coca-Cola Route” due to its popularity, the Marangu Route features more basic accommodations than other paths. Adequate preparation, physical fitness, and awareness of potential challenges are crucial. Below is a suggested itinerary for a 6-day climb via the Marangu Route.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

While a 6-day Marangu Route climb is feasible, it’s important to highlight that the Marangu Route has the shortest itinerary, which means less time for your body to acclimate to the altitude. This increases the risk of altitude sickness and makes it a more challenging endeavor. If you have limited time and choose this route, it’s crucial to be in excellent physical condition and to be aware of the signs of altitude sickness. Prior experience at high altitudes and a cautious approach are recommended.

As always, consulting with healthcare professionals, choosing a reputable trekking company, and following their guidance are vital for your safety and success on the climb.


Day 1Arrival in Tanzania

Arrival in Tanzania (usually in Kilimanjaro International Airport) and transfer to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Spend the day resting, preparing, and attending a briefing with your trekking company.

Day 2Moshi to the Marangu Gate

Drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate (around 1,860 meters or 6,100 feet) and then hike to Mandara Hut (around 2,700 meters or 8,860 feet). The hike takes you through the rainforest zone.

Day 3Mandara Hut to Horombo

Hike from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (around 3,720 meters or 12,200 feet). This day’s hike takes you through heath and moorland, allowing you to gradually acclimatize.

Day 4Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Hike from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (around 4,700 meters or 15,420 feet). This is a challenging day as you reach higher altitudes.

Day 5Summit attempt Day

Start the summit attempt around midnight from Kibo Hut. Reach the summit of Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341 feet). Descend back to Horombo Hut for overnight.

Day 6Horombo Hut to the Marangu Gate

Descend from Horombo Hut to the Marangu Gate. Receive your summit certificates, awards and transfer back to your hotel in Moshi.



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