The 6 days Marangu route itinerary is the better option for climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro using the popular Marangu route. It features an extra day for acclimatization compared to the shorter 5-day variation and is perfect for climbers that do not fancy camping in tents. The Marangu Route is definitely the pioneer of Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; it is one of the oldest routes, if not the oldest on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is known by other names such as the “Coca-Cola Route” or the “Tourist Route because many tourists choose this route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It is one of the easiest, shortest, and most popular routes as around 40% of all Mount Kilimanjaro climbers use the Marangu Route.
It is also worth noting that the Marangu Route is the only route that uses huts/cabins as a form of accommodation instead of camping/tents.
Route map for 6-day Kilimanjaro trek via Marangu
The map below outlines the Marangu trail towards the summit, Uhuru Peak, and back to the exit gate located on the foot of the Mountain via the same ascent route. Among the stops, you will make along this route for overnight stays include, Mandara, Horombo, and Kibo huts.
Marangu 6 Days Success Rate
The 6 days Marangu Route is the best option for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as it gives you an 80% success rate for summiting Mount Kilimanjaro because of an extra day for acclimatization.
Trail conditions: The 6 Days Marangu Route climb, will take you through a variety of vegetation zones that include misty forests, moorlands, alpine desert areas in the Saddle, and paths with rock outcrops and snow towards the very top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Distance: The Marangu route trail covers a total distance of 72 kilometers (45 miles).
- Location: The route heads to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by coming from the southeastern side of the mountain. The 6 Days Marangu Route starts at the Marangu gate.
- Height: The 6 Days Marangu route takes you to Mt Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak summit at an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet).
- Success Rate: The Success rate for the 6 days Marangu Route tour is 80%
You will stay in huts along this route?
This route is unique because instead of camping, you will be staying in dormitory-styled huts with bunk beds. These huts are A-shaped, a typical mountain lodge style of accommodation that will keep you warmer through the cold and chilly nights as you climb up the mountain. This route is perfect for those climbers who are not accustomed to the ultimate camping experience.
The huts that you will sleep in along this route are:
- Mandara Hut
- Horombo Hut
- Kibo Hut
On summit day you will make the journey to the peak of Kilimanjaro from Kibo Hut, the only accommodation point located near the summit of Kilimanjaro along the Marangu Route before returning to Horombo Huts to continue descending further. Oc course, the day before your climb, we will reserve a hotel room for you. If necessary, and depending on your preferences, even after you descend the mountain, we will reserve a hotel or lodge for you so you can unwind before boarding your flight home or continuing on a safari or Zanzibar beach combo or addon.
How much will this 6-day Marangu trek cost?
The cost of this 6-day trek along the Marangu route ranges from $1,695 for a group of 6 people to $2,310 for an individual making it the most affordable Kilimanjaro package that includes an extra day for acclimatization. According to the “pricing” tab under the goods included and excluded section, these expenses include all taxes and requirements.
Be assured that our chef is skilled at producing scrumptious meals that will keep you going while on the mountain on this walk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary limitations that we should be aware of.
6 Days Marangu Route full-moon climbs
It is possible to book this tour and climb Kilimanjaro on a full moon. Just contact us on the booking form to get a free quote, and proper time dates from our reservation team. More details and exact dates for the Kilimanjaro full moon climbs.
6 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Package
Below is the day-to-day itinerary of the 6 days Marangu route package 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||Mawenzi Ridge||4,315m/ 14,160ft||2-3||5km/ 3mi|
|Mawenzi Ridge||4,315m/ 14,160ft||Horombo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||1-2||5km/ 3mi|
|4||Horombo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||Kibo Hut||4,703m/ 15,430ft||6-8||10km/ 6mi|
|5||Kibo Hut||4,703m/ 15,430ft||Uhuru Peak||5,895m/ 19,341ft||6-8||6km/ 6mi|
|Uhuru Peak||5,895m/ 19,341ft||Horombo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||4-5||16km/ 10mi|
|6||Horombo Hut||3,720m/ 12,205ft||Marangu Gate||1,843m/ 6,046ft||5-7||20km/ 12mi|
6 Days Marangu Route Reviews
Is the 6 Days Marangu Route for you? Well here are a few reviews from our past clients that climbed Kilimanjaro with us on the Marangu Route.
After days of searching for a good company to take us to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, we chose Tranquil Kilimanjaro. The impromptu replies from Diana really helped us understand everything we wanted to know. She helped us pick the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and the gear/equipment that was required of us. After everything was set, we arrived in Tanzania to an amazing adventure that was awaiting us. Everything was smooth from preparations, accommodation, and the entire journey up the mountain and back. We climbed via the 6 Days Marangu Route.
Bravo Tranquil Kilimanjaro!
Giussepe Nero – Rome, Italy