The 5 Day Marangu route itinerary takes you up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu, the mountain’s oldest and most popular route. Popularly known as the Coca-Cola route, this route appeals to many climbers as statistics show that at least 40% of Mount Kilimanjaro climbers use this route. It is one of the easiest, shortest, and most popular routes.
The famous Marangu Route is the only route on Mount Kilimanjaro that uses huts/cabins as a form of accommodation instead of camping/tents.
5 Days Marangu Route Success Rate
Since the 5 days Marangu Route excludes the extra acclimatization day to the Mawenzi Ridge, the summit success rate is a bit lower (42%) as compared to the longer 6 Days Marangu Route tour, which has a success rate of 80%.
How to summit, with 5 Days Marangu Route Climb.
This short Mount Kilimanjaro route tour can be made very possible with vigorous training, drinking a lot of water, and having previous experience in climbing high-altitude mountains and altitude sickness.
5 Days Marangu Route Itinerary summary
DAY 1: KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK GATE TO MANDARA HUT
DAY 2: MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT
DAY 3 : HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT
DAY 4 : KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN HOROMBO HUT
DAY 5 : HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI
5 Days Marangu Route at a glance
- Distance: The Marangu route trail is 72 kilometers (45 miles) long.
- Location: The route approaches the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by coming from the southeastern side of the mountain. The 5 Days Marangu Route starts at the Marangu gate.
- Height: The 5 Days Marangu route takes you to Mt Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak summit at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) high.
Trail conditions: The 5 Days Marangu Route climb, will take you through a variety of vegetation zones namely: misty forests, moorlands, alpine desert area in the Saddle, and paths with rock outcrops and snow towards the very top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Package
Below is a day by day glance at a typical 5 day Marangu route itinerary for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
|DAY||START||ALTITUDE (M/FT)||FINISH||ALTITUDE (M/FT)||TIME (HRS)||DISTANCE (KM/MI)|
|1||Marangu Gate||1,843m/ 6,046ft||Mandara Hut||2,700m/ 8,858ft||4-5||8km/ 5mi|
|2||Mandara Hut||2,700m/ 8,858ft||Horombo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||6-8||12km/ 7mi|
|3||Horombo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||Kibo Hut||4,315m/ 14,160ft||2-3||5km/ 3mi|
|4||Kibo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||Horombo Hut||4,703m/ 15,430ft||6-8||10km/ 6mi|
|5||Horombo Hut||4,703m/ 15,430ft||Moshi||5,895m/ 19,341ft||6-8||6km/ 6mi|