kilimanjaro mountain climbing
The Cocaocla also nown as MARANGU route is the most popular
Kilimanjaro climbing cocacola
itinerary coca cola route
Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m) 4 hrs
picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Marangu Gate (1980m). 12 kilometers
Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m) 6 hrs
Hikers will pass the Maundi Crater and are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater. After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut (3720m).
Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization day 2 hrs
You will have the option of doing a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (4600m) for further acclimatization with your guide.
Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m) 2hrs
Hikers have the option of 2 trails that lead to Kibo Hut (4700m). The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut.
Marangu route 6 days – Summit Attempt 13 hrs
You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim.
Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m) 6hrs
After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m).Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.
Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations.
The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Klimanjaro using the Marangu route.
However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favored only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground, or for those who only have five days to climb Kilimanjaro (which we do not recommend anyhow).
Marangu route 6 days Rates:
|1 person $2,100|
Per person for 2 people $1870
Per person for 3 people $1800
Per person for 4 people $1750
Overnight stays in mountain Huts
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Items not included:
Accommodation in Arusha
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)