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Popular as the “tourist route”, Marangu route approaches from the south of Mount Kilimanjaro and descends through the same route during Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. Famous as “Coca-cola” Route, Marangu route is the only route that offers hut accommodations. Mandara huts, Horombo huts, and Kibo huts are the best halt places for the trekkers.

Its gradual slope offers a steady and comfortable walk. It is the busiest and easiest route for the summit. The success rate is 65% because of less acclimatization time and unpreparedness of hikers. With the right Kilimanjaro Packing List articulated by Tanzania Safari Kenya you will never miss any gear required for your climb.

Marangu route is one of the shortest routes of Mount Kilimanjaro and takes 5 to 6 days to reach at Uhuru peak. It is recommended to take 6 days for a successful summit, due to poor acclimatization. With our Kilimanjaro Guides your success rate to climb the mountain significantly increases. The most common Kilimanjaro FAQ is about the accommodation on the mountain. You can take rest at Mandara Hut, Horombo hut, and Kibo hut during the trekking.

Below are some pros and cons of the route:

Pros

The shortest and fastest route for the summit.

The cheapest route.

Only route offering hut facility with best accommodations for resting.

Cons

Doesn’t give opportunities for “Climb high and sleep low”.

Lowest summit success rate

Now that you know all about this tourist route, start planning your exciting and adventurous Kilimanjaro trip with us today!

7 Days Marangu Route

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“Coca Cola route” – the Marangu route is one of the most popular routes leading to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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