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About Marangu

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 that 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 65% 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.

In our Marangu Route Itinerary, the huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route is the dry season.

Travel Tips

  • Choose longer days of the trek as your body needs time to adjust with the high altitude acclimatization.
  • Prepare a 'Kilimanjaro playlist' to listen to during your hike which helps to break your mental stress and physical exhaustion.
  • Take it easy and don't try to rush to the top.
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
  • The amount of Oxygen on the top is only 50% as compared to the amount of Oxygen you are used to have. So pay attention to your body signals and inform your guide as soon as possible.
  • Choose the dry season to experience your trek the most.
  • If possible avoid taking pills like Diamox. It may show harmful side effects.
  • Pack the necessary gears and double-check the complete list.

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Geography

Kilimanjaro is placed on the northern border of Tanzania. The tallest mountain of Africa has a peculiar geological structure. The free-standing mountain is actually made up of three volcanoes namely Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. Shira erupted around 500,000 years ago. Soon after Shira’s extinction, a further eruption happened in Shira caldera, thus Mawenzi started to form. Kibo was formed with a massive eruption happened just west of Mawenzi.

Uniquiness

  • The route is most popular, easiest and oldest route of trekking Kilimanjaro.
  • Being one of the least expensive routes, Marangu Route is popularly known as Coca-Cola route.
  • A shorter time is allocated to reach the summit, so hikers tend to rush to the top. So the success rate is lower as compared to other routes.
  • The sleeping huts found in Marangu Route are quite comfortable.
  • Because of the popularity and relative ease of ascent, Marangu is the most “Tourist Route”
  • Marangu Route is much cheaper than other routes as well.

Weather

The weather of Kilimanjaro is unpredictable throughout the year. The temperature on the mountain varies widely depending upon the altitude. June to October to the beginning of March offers the best time to climb the mountain. Different climatic zones offer different atmosphere. The temperatures and precipitation levels and vegetation drops as hikers move to a high altitude. As the weather varies, so the hikers should be ready to experience the hot, wet or cold conditions.

Pro & Cons

  • Marangu is the only route providing the dormitory-style accommodations throughout the climb.
  • Marangu is the shortest route up Kilimanjaro.
  • The route is perfect for first-time climbers.
  • Follows the climb high and sleep low profile.
  • As the route is shorter, so offers poor acclimatization.
  • Less scenic as compared to the other routes.
  • Despite being the easiest route, the success rate is low.

How Marangu Route Huts Are?

The huts of Marangu Route are Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, and Kibo hut. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.

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