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The Marangu or “Coca-Cola” Route is a relatively easy route up the mountain. Climbers sleep in dormitory style huts and also descend on the Marangu Route, so the scenery is less varied. This route is considered one of the easier routes due to gradual slopes, howerver acclimitization is more difficult due less days on the mountain.

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This route can be climbed in 5 or 6 days. 6 days is recommended.

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : May 5, 2018

Time : 7:58 am

Marangu Route

Register at Marangu Gate (6,045ft/1,843m), the climb then starts out in the rain forest of the lower slopes where we may encounter animals, such as black & white colobus monkeys and several varieties of birds. Hike to edge of forest Mandara Hut (8,850ft/2,700m). Duration 4-5hrs.

Day 2

Date : May 5, 2018

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Day 02: After breakfast leave Mandara Hut and climb to Horombo Hut (12,205ft/3,720m). Most of the hike is through heather climate zone. Duration 6-7hrs.

Day 3

Date : May 5, 2018

Time : 9:16 pm

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Day 03: After breakfast, head up towards Mawenzi Hut(14,160ft/4,315m). This is the highpoint of the day and you will have lunch before descending back to Horombo Hut(12,205ft/3,720m) where snacks will be waiting. Duration 4-5hrs.

Day 4

Date : May 5, 2018

Time : 9:19 pm

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Day 04: Leave Horombo Hut behind and head up to Kibo Hut (15,430ft/4,703m). Enjoy the stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi. Early dinner and early to bed, leave for the summit at midnight. Duration 6-7hrs.

Day 5

Date : May 5, 2018

Time : 9:12 pm

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Day 05: Wakeup around 11pm and get ready for summit hike. Leave for the summit at midnight and after a very steep ascent, reach Gillman’s Point(18,745ft/5,681m) after 3-4hrs. Another 3-4 hrs of gradual sloping ground and you are at the summit! Return to Horomobo Hut for the night. Duration 11-13hrs.

Day 6

Date : May 5, 2018

Time : 9:15 pm

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Day 06: After breakfast start the hike down through heather and forest to Marangu Gate (6,045ft/1,843m). You will receive your summit certificate and say good bye to your new friends. Duration 5-7hrs.

All park entry fees, rescue fees, transport to/from the gate, food, drinking water, tents, guide and porters.

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Sleeping bag and personal gear, tips for your guide and porters and other personal things of nature.

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