Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route


Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Popular as the “tourist route”, Marangu Route approaches from the south of Mount Kilimanjaro and descends through the same route during Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Famous as “Coca-cola” Route, Kilimanjaro Marangu Route is the only route Explore Tanzania Hikes & Safaris offers hut accommodations. Mandara huts, Horombo huts, and Kibo huts are the best halt places for the climbers.
Its gradual slope offers a steady and comfortable walk. It is the busiest and easiest route for the summit. The success rate is 90% because of less acclimatization time and unpreparedness of hikers. With the right Kilimanjaro Gear List articulated by Tanzania Safari Kenya you will never miss any gear required for your Kilimanjaro 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’s is about the accommodation on the mountain. You can take rest at Mandara Hut, Horombo hut, and Kibo hut during the trekking.

Marangu Route Climate

The Marangu route starts through the fertile rainforest and you may feel the humid temperature at the beginning. The heath and moorland region or zone gives you a bit of drizzle of rain or snow. The summit attempt is made from Barafu in the early morning hours, often during the full moon day. This is the coldest and windiest section of your climb.
However, the sun comes up soon and the rest of the layers will be cleared early. The route experiences 2 seasons. Wet and dry, during the wet season the rainfall can be steadily heavy every day and this makes the terrain the mountain bit difficult. However, during the dry season, you will be able to submit the Kilimanjaro with ease. The climate you experience here is similar to the Machame route 6 days itinerary.

How Difficult Is Marangu Route?

Marangu route is the easiest route among all the Kilimanjaro routes. The only difficult path in the Marangu route is, there is no proper time for acclimatization. The 5 days Marangu route will not allow you to sleep in the lower elevation. Hence, it is recommended to have an extra day for proper acclimatization and have a successful summit.



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