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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Embrace the challenge of summiting Kilimanjaro on the popular Coca-Cola route, guided by experts for an unforgettable adventure.

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3290
11990

Embark on the Marangu Route, a trek up the tallest mountain in Africa, where equatorial glaciers and a breathtaking sunrise from the summit await you. Immerse yourself in the enchanting local culture that adds a unique flavor to this unforgettable adventure.

 

At Summit Expeditions, we take pride in being the ultimate Mt Kilimanjaro specialist, offering an unparalleled climbing experience with a remarkable 99% summit success rate across all routes. Kilimanjaro, our most popular trekking experience, welcomes all who seek the extraordinary bucket list challenge.

TRIP ACTIVITY

Expedition

ACTIVITY RATING

Tough

SKILL RATING

No Experience

DURATION

8 Days

DESTINATION

Tanzania

GROUP SIZE

12

Tour Highlights

Marangu Route's overnight camps promise unique comfort on Kilimanjaro with their iconic wooden huts
Ascend through 5 distinct eco-zones from the lush rainforest all the way up to the arctic summit
Conquer this challenging trek to the roof of Africa and achieve a coveted 7 summit triumph

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to a comfortable lodge in Moshi. This charming town, nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, will be your base for the night. You’ll have time to relax and settle in before attending a pre-trek briefing in the evening, where you’ll meet your guides and fellow trekkers. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any last-minute questions and ensure you’re fully prepared for the adventure ahead.
Your journey begins with a short drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate, where you’ll complete the necessary registration formalities. From there, you’ll embark on your trek to Mandara Hut, located at an altitude of 2,700 meters. The first day’s hike covers approximately 8 kilometers and takes around 4-5 hours to complete. You’ll trek through the lush rainforest, a habitat for many species of birds and monkeys. The day ends at Mandara Hut, where you can rest and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty.
Today you’ll trek from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut, situated at an elevation of 3,720 meters. The trail covers 12 kilometers and takes about 6-8 hours to complete. As you ascend, the rainforest gradually gives way to the moorland zone, characterized by its unique vegetation, including giant lobelias and groundsel. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning views of the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. The day concludes with a well-deserved rest at Horombo Hut.
To aid in acclimatization, you’ll spend an extra day at Horombo Hut. This is an essential part of ensuring a successful summit attempt. You’ll have the option to take a short trek to Zebra Rocks, reaching an altitude of 3,980 meters. This round trip covers about 5 kilometers and takes approximately 2-3 hours. The rest of the day is for relaxation and soaking in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape.
Your adventure continues as you trek from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut, located at 4,700 meters above sea level. The day’s journey covers 10 kilometers and takes around 6-8 hours. The landscape changes dramatically as you enter the alpine desert zone, where vegetation is sparse. The trail offers spectacular views of the vast saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. You’ll spend the night at Kibo Hut, resting and preparing for the summit attempt.
The summit day begins early, with a midnight start to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kilimanjaro at 5,895 meters. The ascent covers 6 kilometers and takes about 6-8 hours. You’ll trek through the night, navigating the steep switchbacks of the scree slope. The effort is rewarded as you reach the summit at sunrise, experiencing the awe-inspiring views from the roof of Africa. After a brief celebration and photos, you’ll begin the descent to Horombo Hut, covering 16 kilometers in 4-6 hours. The descent will be a test of your endurance, but the sense of achievement and the breathtaking vistas will make it all worthwhile.
Your final day of trekking takes you from Horombo Hut back to the Marangu Gate. The descent covers 20 kilometers and takes about 5-7 hours. Upon reaching the gate, you’ll receive your summit certificates and bid farewell to your mountain crew. A transfer will take you back to the lodge in Moshi, where you can enjoy a well-deserved shower and a celebratory dinner with your fellow trekkers.
After an unforgettable adventure, you’ll be transferred from the lodge to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight. As you say goodbye to the majestic Kilimanjaro, you’ll take with you memories of the incredible journey you’ve completed. *Please note that this itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions and individual pace. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the trek, making adjustments as necessary.

Tour Package Details

What’s Included?

Not Included

  • Summit Expeditions team liaison pre-trek.
  • Qualified and experienced English-speaking mountain guides during the trek.
  • Support team, including chef(s) providing fresh meals and personal porters for duffel bags.
  • Full board expedition with three meals daily, including a celebration dinner post-summit.
  • Unlimited filtered water, hot drinks (tea, coffee, and hot chocolate) throughout the trek.
  • Premium hotel/lodge in Moshi pre/post trek.
  • Comfortable mountain huts during the trek.
  • Transfers to/from the airport.
  • All road transport within the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees and trekking permits.
  • First aid equipment for mountain emergencies.
  • Comprehensive pre-trip support to ensure readiness for the trek.
  • Training advice to prepare for the physical challenge of Mt Kilimanjaro.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • Airfare to Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Purchase or rental of personal gear.
  • Tips for porters (budget $250).
  • Drinks and snacks not included in the package.
  • General spending money.

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SKILL RATING

No Experience

Perfect for beginners, these trips require no prior experience in the specific activity. Whether it’s trekking, safaris, or cultural explorations, these adventures cater to those seeking a first-time, accessible introduction to the chosen activity. For example, a beginner-level trek might involve well-maintained trails with moderate elevation gain, ensuring participants with no prior trekking experience can comfortably enjoy the journey.

Basic Skills

Geared towards participants with a basic understanding of the chosen activity, these trips may involve moderate physical challenges or elements that benefit from some prior knowledge. For instance, a basic-level rock climbing expedition might include climbs with straightforward routes, where participants are expected to have a foundational grasp of climbing techniques. This level is designed for individuals who have dabbled in the activity or have some relevant skills.

Intermediate Expertise

Tailored for those with intermediate skills, these trips demand a more substantial level of expertise in the chosen activity. Whether it’s backcountry trekking, wildlife tracking, or kayaking, participants are expected to possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals. An example could be an intermediate-level mountaineering expedition that involves more challenging terrain, requiring participants to have experience with ice and snow conditions and advanced navigation skills.

Technical Proficiency

Reserved for seasoned adventurers with advanced skills, these trips involve highly technical aspects of the chosen activity. This might include technical climbing, advanced diving, or specialized wildlife tracking. For instance, a highly technical climbing expedition could require participants to navigate complex routes, use advanced gear, and possess a comprehensive understanding of the specific challenges associated with the climb. Participants at this level are expected to have a high degree of proficiency and experience in the activity.

TOUR OPERATOR

Summit Expeditions

Every aspect, from pre-booking to saying farewell at the airport after the trip, is managed by us. This ensures a seamless and high-quality adventure experience. Our dedicated team is with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance throughout your journey. We meticulously plan each detail to offer you a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure, tailored to your preferences and needs.

Collaboration

In collaboration with other respected entities, these tours offer a unique blend of expertise and local knowledge. You’ll benefit from the best of both worlds, with our team working closely alongside our partners to deliver exceptional adventures. Together, we ensure that every detail is taken care of, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer diverse and enriching adventures that showcase the best of each partner’s expertise and local insights.

Local Partner

We carefully select and collaborate with partners who share our commitment to excellence, ensuring that your experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our partners excel in providing outstanding trip management and logistics, maintaining our high standards of quality and service. While the tour is managed by our trusted local partners, we still provide the same incredible and 5-star support pre-trip. Rest assured, your adventure is in good hands from start to finish. 

Explorers Club

These exclusive tours are meticulously organized, managed, and operated by the dedicated Explorers Club team. With a focus on our members, these adventures guarantee a truly unique experience.

While local partners and specialists may be involved, it’s the Explorers Club that takes the lead in every aspect of the journey. Explore the world with fellow Club members and embark on extraordinary expeditions.

Collaboration

Our collaborative tours are a blend of expertise and passion. The Explorers partner with various entities, including other travel operators, local experts, community groups, and influencers, to bring you
joint adventures.

These tours offer a mix of Explorers Club members and non-members, uniting diverse perspectives for unforgettable experiences. Expect well-coordinated, shared journeys that combine the best of both worlds.

Local Partner

For trips that offer a deep dive into specific regions, our trusted local partners take the lead. These adventures are exclusively managed by our carefully selected local experts, renowned for their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the area.

While the tour may include both Explorers Club members and non-members, you can trust that every aspect of the journey is handled by seasoned local professionals, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

Status

Guaranteed

This trip has met the minimum number of joiners and is guaranteed to go ahead.

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This trip is filling up but hasn’t met the minimum number of joiners to be guaranteed yet. Once you book your place, please ensure you purchase flexible flight tickets or wait for us to reach out informing you that your trip is now guaranteed. In the unlikely event that your trip is not guaranteed by 60 days prior to the trip start date, then it may be cancelled. You will be provided with the option to change dates or have your deposit refunded.