5 Days Marangu Trekking Route
It is known as “Coca-Cola” route, Marangu approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast of the Mountain. It is the oldest established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest among the Kilimanjaro mountain routes. The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time is a bit low.
5 Days – Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every campsite with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow.
There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic.
All climbing groups, often from different countries, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere. Tanzaniaflow tours will ensure you a safe and comfortable trekking.
This route is usually done in 5 days but it can take 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.
The main tourist route and by far the most popular route and some claim the easiest route to Uhuru Peak. The 5-day option, which is available on this route, makes it the least expensive route on the mountain. A 6-day option with an extra day of acclimatization is however also available. This is the only route, which provides comfortable sleeping huts, equipped with beds and mattresses at every campsite. Mineral water, soft drinks, beer, and chocolates are also sold at every camp. All the camps on this route have radio contact with the Park Headquarters.