7 Days classic Marangu Expedition
The 7 Days classic Marangu Expedition route is the easiest and shortest route up Kilimanjaro summit. The Marangu route offers moderate Kilimanjaro climbing from starting point to Kibo huts but from Kibo hut to the summit the trek need commitment as the track is strenuous.
The Marangu route is simply known as the “Coca cola” route due to the facts that drinks are sold in the huts as you trek up. Marangu is also the only offering comfortable sleeping huts at every campsite with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are shared by all climbers and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillows so require fewer supplies. There are washrooms with running water at the first two huts and basic washrooms at the last huts. Meals are shared in dinning huts at each camp you can mingle around and make some stories. Soft drinks bottle water and beer are available for sale at the huts and prices increase as you hike up. The minimum trekking days on Marangu route is 5 days but can be done in 6 days and have one day resting at Horombo hut for acclimatization before you attempt the summit.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi
Day 2: Moshi – Mandara Hut
Day 3: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate – Moshi
Day 7: Departure