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5-Day Mountain Kilimanjaro Marangu Coca Cola Route

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Marangu Route: oldest, easiest, and well-established route, and also the only route with sleeping huts. The minimum days required for this route is five through six can be recommended. Also Known as the Coca-Cola route, Marangu is the easiest and most famous route compared to all routes to Kilimanjaro Summit. Free massage at the end of the tour at Tulia hotel and spa.

Detailed Itinerary

We depart Arusha to Marangu gate, complete all the required formalities before we begin our trek through the beautiful thick forest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro.

Hiking for 4 to 5 hours you will spot wildlife such as the blue colobus monkey and variety of bird species along the way

You will spend a night at Mandara Hut, which provides you with luxuries such as solar lighting and flush latrines. Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya

On your way to the top, our professional guide named John will brief you about the history of Kilimanjaro, types of vegetation, and much more as you climb to the summit.

• Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
• Distance: 8km/5mi
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Rainforest
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Attitude gained: 818m
• Accommodation. Mandara Hut.

You will wake up early today, as you have got a big day of trekking ahead of you! We begin our day through the forest until the trails open up to the start alpine zone.

If the weather is clear you will get a glimpse of Kibo and Mawenzi-two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro Mountain. Dinner and overnight are at Horombo Hut.

• At this point you may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
• Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 12km/7.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Heathland
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Attitude gained: 998
• Accommodation. Horombo Hut.

Note: why should you think about corporations paying porters fairly? Porters are low-income individuals who are hired on a hike basis. Porters carry 20kg up the mountain, along with about 5–8kg of personal gear; at higher altitudes, the last camp porter will descend to the previous camp to obtain water; for all of this work, the minimum required wage by law is $10 per day; however, companies will exploit porters primarily to compete on price. Porters are paid fairly with us.

It’s another big day of trekking, as you will make your path to Kibo hut and rest for the night ahead of your attempt to summit the roof of Africa.

Make sure you drink a lot of water during dinner, as you will be up bright and early tomorrow to start your quest to the summit.

• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
• Distance: 9km/5.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Attitude gained: 993m
• Accommodation. Kibo Hut.

Just after midnight, our professional guides will wake you up with a cup of tea and a light meal for energy as you dress and get ready for the adventure ahead.

You will be hiking in pitch darkness for 5 to six hours, so take it easy and you will make it to Stella point a few hours before sunrise. From here, there will be additional two hours of extreme hiking before you achieve your ultimate objective

Standing at 5985 meters you will be able to experience an amazing sunrise and absorb a spectacular panoramic view. Congratulation you have made it to the roof of Africa.

You will now climb down back to Horombo Hut via Kibo Hut. This is due to be one of the longest, most tiring days of your life.

• Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
• Down to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
• Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Attitude gained: 1181m
• Accommodation. Horombo Hut.

Today is a day of joy, as you enjoy your last breakfast on the Mountain before climbing down to Marangu Gate. It’s a 19km walk down to Marangu Gate, but it will be a lot easier compared to climbing up the Mountain.

Upon arrival at the gate, you will have an opportunity to celebrate with your guides, potters, and the cook for their hard work and offer them tips.

Later on, collect your certificate of completion. Your driver will drive you back to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi for a good well-deserved rest.

• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
• Distance: 20km/12.5mi
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Forest.
• Meal: Breakfast.
• Attitude gained: 1816m
• Accommodation. Forest Hill Carnival Hotel.

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