Tour description provided by G Adventures

At 5,895 m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly, and with your budget in mind. Overnight in mountain huts and awake ready to conquer the slopes. As a leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure on your way to the roof of Africa. Affectionately known as the "Coca-Cola Route" due to its popularity, Marangu covers forests, moorlands, and "the Saddle" (a high-altitude desert), on its way to Kibo Hut. This is the easiest route to summit – with a catch. The trail is well maintained but because of the quick ascent, the success rate is not as high as other routes. Local guides, cooks, and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.


Day 1 Moshi

Arrive in Moshi and head to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with the local guide to go over last minute details of the trip. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Moshi/Mandara Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Most days the hiking will begin early in the morning, with hikes of around 5 to 6 hours. The guides will set a moderate pace, so as to allow for time to acclimatize to the altitude changes. Guides will continually repeat the words, “pole pole” (po-ly, po-ly), which means “go slowly” in Swahili. Included Activities: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 3 Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut. Included Activities: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Day 4 Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desertlike alpine zone, to Kibo Hut. Included Activities: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Day 5 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut. Included Activities: Kibo Hut to Summit Summit to Horombo Huts Camp

Day 6 Horombo Huts/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi and spend the night in deserved comfort. Included Activities: Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 7 Moshi (1B)

Tour ends at approximately 8:00 am.