The Marangu route is one of the easiest and most popular on the mountain. Known as the coca-cola route due to its mass appeal and accessibility you will never feel completely alone or isolated on this route. It is the only route where you sleep in huts with bunk beds and mattresses. Your ascent begins at Marangu Gate on the south east side of the mountain. You will trek through the forest and moorland before passing to the south of Mawenzi and crossing the saddle on route to Kibo Hut. You will then ascend to Gilmans Point and then onto Uhuru Peak. Descent is back to Marangu; this route is typically completed in 6 days allowing for good acclimatisation.
Marangu Route Map
|Morning Camp||Evening Camp||Altimeter (ft)||Distance (m)||Time (h)|
|Day 1||Marangu Gate||Mandara Hut||6,046 – 8,858||5||4 – 5|
|Day 2||Mandara Hut||Horombo Hut||8,858 – 14,160||7||6 – 8|
|Day 3||Horombo Hut||Mawenzi Tarn||14,160 – 12,500||3||2 – 3|
|Day 3||Mawenzi Tarn||Horombo Hut||12,500 – 12,205||3||1 – 2|
|Day 4||Horombo Hut||Kibo Hut||12,205 – 15,430||6||6 – 8|
|Day 5||Kibo Hut||Uhuru Peak||15,430 – 19,431||4||6 – 8|
|Day 5||Uhuru Peak||Horombo Hut||19,341 – 14,160||10||4 – 5|
|Day 6||Horombo Hut||Marangu Gate||14,160 – 6,046||6||3 – 4|
2011 Dates & Prices
Treks on the Marangu route are available for private groups only, giving you full control and flexibility over the date you climb, the number of days that you climb for and the size of your group. The custom trek prices are based on a minimum group size of four people; if you would like a smaller group, there would be a supplement of £300.00 (payable per group). Please get in touch to discuss availability and prices.