Marangu Route is considered to be the oldest route of all Kilimanjaro climbing routes with established accommodation facilities (huts), so when using this route you will sleep on those huts as opposed to tents used on other routes. They call it the coca cola route as climbers have the opportunity to buy coca on the huts along the way, this trail climber starts from the southern circuit of the mountain its a relatively easy route, however, the route uses few days and offers little chances for acclimatization and that affect the summit success rate. There are even showers (chilly) and a few flush bogs, which to some are literally a little bit of a luxurious on the mountain is also the most well-liked ascending route and is a properly established route on Kilimanjaro and is the right for these with no tenting expertise.
Day:1 Marangu gate to Mandra hut
After breakfast, switch to Marangu gate and begin the climb by means of fascinating rain forests until you attain the primary hut Mandara. Meals and in a single day on the hut. (9,000ft).
Day:2 Mandra hut to Horombo hut
After breakfast, we start our climb through the forest till we reach the moorland where we can start our stunning view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks which form the parts of Mount Kilimanjaro peaks (Summits). A picnic lunch is taken on route and in the afternoon, you arrive at Mandara Hut. An option of a short walk can be taken to Maundi Crater in the afternoon if desired.
Day:3 Horombo hut to Mawenzi ridge then Horombo hut
After breakfast, we proceed to Mawenzi ridge and to improve your acclimatization, we walk to higher altitude towards Mawenzi Volcano.
The younger Mawenzi has been continually eroded for at least 400,000 years whilst Kibo has continued to grow and remains dormant to this day. In the afternoon you return to Horombo Huts to relax.
Day:4 Horombo hut to Kibo hut
After breakfast, resume the climb, and the panorama turns rugged and rocky. Lobelias start to seem. Trek to Kibo Hut. Meals and in a single day on the hut. we will enjoy an early dinner and have to give ourselves a better slip to prepare for our ultimate summit challenge.
Day:5 Kibo hut to the summit- Horombo hut
Around midnight we will start our push to the summit its an interesting but challenging moment for any climber both mentally and physically of all the days in the journey due to the altitude and drastic weather changes normally ascend in the dark and have few spots of rest and proceed, luckily we will encounter iconic and appealing sunrise as we approach the summit that comes over Mawenzi. At last, we have made it we are at the summit of Africa’s highest and world free-standing mountain. After some time at the summit celebrating the accomplishment and taking photos, we will start our descent to Horombo hut for a quiet rest and in the evening, we will spend our last night on the mountain.
Day:6 Horombo hut to Marangu gate
After breakfast, we will start our trek downhill en-route tropical rainforest to the Marangu gate Kilimanjaro national park offices for collecting our summit certificate, do team bonding, and do a goodbye session then proceed to the vehicle and drive back to the hotel and other ownership arrangements.
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