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This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Experience the thrill of climbing Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, via the Marangu Route on this 7-day trekking adventure. Nicknamed the 'Coca-Cola' route, the 6-day Marangu Route is the most popular way up Mount Kilimanjaro as nearly 50 percent of all climbers hike this trail yearly.

The path is well defined and 'climber friendly' to make your adventure a little easier. Even the accommodation is friendlier as most nights you stay in mountain huts which provide adequate shelter and bottled water.

Enjoy the very scenic views of the Mawezi and Kibo peaks as you climb, and meet other climbers from all over the world, who'll make your adventure a social and friendly trip.

  • Tour duration: 7 days
  • Start: Arusha
  • End: Arusha
  • Destinations:
  • Accommodation:
    1 night at Springlands Hotel
    1 night at Mandara Hut
    1 night at Horombo Hut
    1 night at Kibo Hut
    1 night at Horombo Hut
    1 night at Springlands Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Type of Tour: Package
  • Type of Accommodation: Mixed

Itinerary Highlights

  • Spend five days on the mighty Kilimanjaro
  • A great entry level climb that is still challenging
  • Ascend & descend the same route
  • Trek rainforests, moorland & stark landscape
  • Watch the sunrise at Gilman's Point & ascend Uhuru Peak
  • Overnight in huts with beds & showers
  • Travel with guide, porters & cook

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Meet your mountain guide in Moshi

Start your adventure with a transfer from the Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi where you'll meet your guide at the Springlands Hotel. That evening your guide will brief your group about the upcoming climb and help you hire any equipment that's additionally required.

Day 2

Start your Kili climb to Mandara

Wake up early and head towards Kilimanjaro National Park, enjoying some wildlife viewing on the way to the Marangu Gate. The first section of the Kilimanjaro climb is through beautiful rainforests, and will take about three to five hours, ending at an altitude of 2,750m.

Your first accommodation is in the form of dormitory-style chalets at the Mandara Hut. Spend the evening relaxing and socialising with your fellow climbers.

Day 3

Reach a height of 3700m

Start your day early and set off through the last section of the rainforest into the heather and moorland area of the higher altitudes. Today’s walk will take around 5-7 hours, ending off at an altitude of 3700m. Your accommodation for the night is at the Horombo Hut, which has stunning views of both Kibo and Mawenzi.

Day 4

Ascend to Kibo Hut

As you climb today, you’ll notice the terrain becoming more rugged and the vegetation more sparse as you make your way to the last watering point.

At this stage of your Kilimanjaro climb you need to fill up with water, take a breather, and then head off through a broad desert zone between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. This area is known as the Kibo Saddle and is at a height of 4,700m. Spend the night in a dormitory-style chalet at Kibo Hut.

Day 5

Watch the Sunrise at Gilman's Point

Set out just after midnight for the 5hr climb to the summit with the goal of arriving in time to watch the sunrise at Gillman’s Point, on the crater rim at an altitude of 5,681m.

The final climb to Uhuru Peak takes you to the highest point in Africa at 5,896m. After reaching the summit and celebrating in your achievement, you'll begin the descent. After 4-7 hours of walking, you’ll reach Horombo Hut where you’ll spend the night.

Day 6

Descend to the Park Gate

Wake up to the satisfying feeling that you've reached your goal, and descend to the Marangu Park gate where you will be met and transferred back to Springlands Hotel.

Spend the rest of your day relaxing after a nice shower, and relish in your sense of achievement over a delicious dinner (not included) and a good night's sleep in a comfy bed.

Day 7

Say goodbye to Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, transfer from Moshi to the Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward travel arrangements.


  • 2 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • All park fees and hut fees
  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation on full board basis
  • Mountain guide and porters
  • Government taxes
  • Rescue fees (evacuation from mountain to the park gate only)


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 16 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2014 $1690

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Known as the Coca Cola route both for its popularity and enjoyment - this is a good option for someone who wants an easier climb with a bit of comfort and won't mind the crowds."



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