6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Via Marangu Route

The “easiest” route up Kilimanjaro

The Marangu Route (also known as the “Coca-Cola” route) is one of the most popular routes up Kilimanjaro. Its well-developed paths and gentle ascent (with the exception of the summit day itself) make this route popular with less experienced mountain hikers. The accommodation is located in simple, but wind
sheltered mountain huts. This offers a certain advantage, since it can be quite cold in the higher altitudes on the mountain. The ascent and descent takes place in the same way.

We recommend the Marangu route as a 6 day tour with an additional acclimatization day at the Horombo Hut. This acclimatization day significantly increases the chance of a summit success.


  • The only route with accommodation in huts
  • Ascent and descent takes place on the same route
  • Gentle ascent on well-developed path, few steeper sections
  • good acclimatization possible (as 6 days tour)
  • Total distance about 73 km (as 6 day tour)



Words from Our Clients

Super We did safari with the organisation. It is aVery nice experience. Many thanks to Lameck, our guide. He is the best. Recommend
Zwh K
Zwh K
Great Experience We did the one day hike up the Kilimanjaro tour and was great! The tour guide picked us up on time and was very informative through the whole tour. Showed us different types of plants and interesting information. The lunch they provided was also hand made and pretty delicious! They picked us all the way up from Arusha to Moshi and was easy to communicate with other WhatsApp. I would definitely recommend booking with Kisambi Tours again!
maddy m
maddy m
Excellent Moshi Excellent! I did Many city tours but this one really very good. Moshi is nice, the waterfall is wonderful and the coffee tour was very interesting and fun. The lunch was delicious. Congratulations for the staff and especially to Noela, the super pleasant guide.
sergio g
sergio g
A nice experience of the hot springs Everything was well arranged by our friendly guide and drive, Furthermore we received additional information about the area from the guide on the way to and from the hot springs, which was nice.
Fantastische service Wat een ervaring was de beklimming van de Kilimanjaro. In 1 woord: fantastisch! Dag ervoor werden we heel volledig gebriefd, onze materialen werden gecheckt en onze gids ging mee naar de verhuurwinkel voor een aantal zaken die we bewust niet mee hadden genomen. Super service en heel vriendelijk! Vanaf het eerste moment voel je je in goede handen. Dat was ook tijdens onze tocht naar boven zo. De gidsen (Ally en Nassoro) en daarnaast alle overige staff hebben ons fantastisch geholpen om de top te bereiken. Goede adviezen en iedere keer de juiste vertrektijd zodat we voor de regen in het volgende kamp waren 😉 Het was een ervaring om nooit te vergeten, dus mocht je Kili willen beklimmen, doe dat via Elisante en zijn team. Bedankt!
Tyscha W
Tyscha W
Good experience I went to Mikumi national park with two friends. Everything was planned perfectly, the guide was very prepared. It was a very short trip (2 days only) but we saw all the animals in the park.
Gemma M
Gemma M
Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, Materuni I was travelling with my parents and everything was very good.We started our journey from Bariadi, then Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Materuni, Arusha, Moshi, Maji moto For sure I recommend them
Noemi B
Noemi B
Expérience inoubliable Nous avons effectué un voyage merveilleux au côté de l'équipe de Kisambi Tours. Nous avons effectué l'ascension du mont Meru avec notre super guide Tuliza pour apprécier un lever de soleil inoubliable sur le Kilimandjaro. Par la suite nous avons eu la chance de visiter les parcs de Tarangire, Serengeti et Ngorongoro crater. Notre guide Emanuel était particulièrement sympathique, professionnel et arrangeant, ses 25 ans d'expérience nous ont permis de découvrir les parcs de manière unique. Enfin nous avons terminé par 2 jours en immersion dans le village de Materuni pour conclure ce voyage inoubliable.
Antonin R
Antonin R
Unforgettable amazing experience! Ήταν μια από τις καλύτερες εμπειρίες κατά την διαμονή μας στην Αφρική. Ο Dennis μας παρέλαβε από το ξενοδοχείο και μαζί κατευθυνθήκαμε στα χωριά Materuni που βρίσκονται στο όρος Kilimanjaro. Φθάνοντας εκεί και αφού θαυμάσαμε την θέα, κατευθυνθήκαμε προς ένα μέρος όπου είδαμε πως καλλιεργείται και παράγεται ο καφές Arabica. Η εμπειρία αυτή ήταν απίστευτη και θα μας μείνει πραγματικά αξέχαστη. Στην συνέχεια πήραμε το μεσημεριανό μας όλοι μαζί δοκιμάζοντας παραδοσιακά τοπικά πιάτα. Φεύγοντας από εκεί και μετά από περίπου 40 λεπτά περπάτημα μέσα στο δάσος, φθάσαμε σε ένα απίστευτο ειδυλλιακό τοπίο όπου αντικρίσαμε έναν τεράστιο καταρράκτη. Αφού θαυμάσαμε την ομορφιά της φύσης και βγάλαμε αρκετές φωτογραφίες, πήραμε τον δρόμο της επιστροφής. Κατά την διάρκεια της περιήγησής μας, ο Dennis μας εξηγούσε πολλά πράγματα για την κουλτούρα, τις συνήθειες, την θρησκεία και πολλά ακόμη ενδιαφέροντα πράγματα της ευρύτερης περιοχής. Επίσης ήταν πρόθυμος να μας βγάλει όμορφες αναμνηστικές φωτογραφίες και να πραγματοποιήσει κάθε επιθυμία που είχαμε. Αν κάποτε ξαναπηγαιναμε εκεί σίγουρα θα θέλαμε να μας ξεναγήσει πάλι ο Dennis.It was one of the amazing experiences we had during our stay in Tanzania! Dennis picked up us from the hotel and we drove to Materuni Villages! During the trip we made a stop in a local scholl because we asked for that so we can see how the schools there work and we gave some sweets to the children. We we arrived we saw the view which was amazing and then we walked to a place where we saw how coffee is produced. This experience was amazing and it will be unforgettable for us. We danced and we sang with the people and the children there and we were part from this family! We felt like home because they are so nice people and their hospitality was amazing. After that we ate all together local traditional dishes that they cooked for us and they gave us souvenirs from banana leaves and we bought also some nice handmade souvenirs from the store there. After the lunch we left and we walked 40 minutes through an amazing park - forest! This walk was amazing! Dennis was explaining us everything about their history, the plants, the environment there and their habits! During this walk we met local people and they were also so nice with us! After 40 minutes of walking we saw a huge waterfall and we couldn't believe how beautiful was that! Dennis made many nice photos of us and then we walked back to the car! We recommend 100% this tour with Dennis! And if we have the chance to go back to this place it will be our pleasure to meet him again and enjoy more time with hime! Thank Dennis! We already miss you!
Anna Chamilothori
Anna Chamilothori
Kilimanjaro - Machame 7 Day Elisante (owner) and the whole team at Kisambi tours were fantastic from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough for a Kilimanjaro climb.From quote stage Elisante was clear, helpful and professional (and the price was great). He allowed us to choose any route and date which meant my friend and I could choose a full moon summit as we had hoped. In the lead up to the trip he was also helpful and gave me great confidence.Once in Tanzania he arranges airport pickups at the standard rate and can organise accommodation and other activities. The day before the climb we met for gear check and briefing, and again I was very impressed at how professional and helpful they were. Driving us to gear rental shops and a cafe, and also arranging a day trip to Materuni village and water falls (amazing) for us. You are very well taken care of with Kisambi!On the mountain the team could not have been better. The trip was the height of luxury, better than some hotels I’ve stayed in! Comfortable beds, food so good that we thought the chef must have been a magician, and two highly experienced guides at our side through it all. We felt that the whole team really wanted us to succeed and that they were all doing everything they could for us to. Incredible people, each and every one.When the climb was difficult on the summit night, our guides high experience became very clear. They make it look so easy and with their help, we made it. I can’t imagine having climbed it with anyone else, they were incredible.If you’re considering a Kilimanjaro climb (or any tourist activity in Moshi) then Elisante is the man to speak to. I have full confidence in recommending him and will be giving him a call when I eventually return. Thank you Elisante, and thank you to our whole team!
Brian O'Mahony
Brian O'Mahony

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Tour Plan

After breakfast and a briefing (including a check of your equipment) we drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Once the necessary formalities are completed, your hike through the dense rainforest can begin. Besides the impressive vegetation, you have the opportunity to observe black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and various bird species. After about 3-4 hours, you will reach the day‘s destination – the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, you can take a short trip to Maundi crater (15 minutes away) with your guide. The great view of Kilimanjaro, of north Tanzania and into Kenya is worth the extra effort in good weather. Dinner and overnight on the Mandara Hut. Lunch; Dinner
The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. After a 5-6 hour hike, you will reach the Horombo Hut, which is located at 3700 meters. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Maasai steppe. Dinner and overnight at the Horombo Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Today serves as an acclimatization day. This should not be underestimated and will greatly improve your chances of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxed breakfast, your route will lead you today to Zebra Rocks (3980m). The striking black-and-white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. In the afternoon, you can rest and gather your strength for the next day hike. Dinner and overnight at the Horombo Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Waterpoint” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetationless plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut, which is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night as the night will be short. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Today is the great day – Summit day! This begins at night because the lava ash is still frozen and so the ascent is easier. Your guide wakes you around 11pm, and an hour later the long and strenuous way to the summit begins. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely ascends. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You quickly forget the coldness of the night and will reach the Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters after another 1-2 hours. Congratulations! You‘ve made it to the “Roof of Africa”. Enjoy this moment… The route back down follows the same path; the lava ash will now have thawed, which allows for a fast descent. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you and you can regain your strength. After a 1-2 hour rest, you will continue to Horombo Hut (3700m) where you will arrive in the afternoon. After an evening meal, most mountain conquerors understandably retire early to bed ! Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
The final stage leads through heath and moorland to Mandara Hut (2700m), where a warm lunch will be waiting for you. Then you will once again pass through the tropical rainforest, and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After leaving your mountain team, you will be transferred to your hotel. Here you can finally enjoy a hot and relaxing shower and celebrate your summit success. Breakfast; Lunch
Prices/included services
Pricing for the Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 days (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3-4 Persons 5-6 Persons 7 Persons and more
1850 USD 1640 USD 1580 USD 1480 USD 1460 USD
Included Services:
  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary | Professional, English-speaking guide | Mountain crew (cook, summit porter& porters) | Overnight stays in tents | Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, tables, chairs, etc.) | Meals according to the itinerary | Drinking water, tea & coffee | Oxygen tank and oximeters | All national park fees | Transfer from the hotel to the National Park gate and back
Not included services:
  • Alcohol and soft drinks | Sleeping bag | Flights | Visa fees | Tips | Personal spending money for souvenirs | Travel insurance | Airport Transfer | Pre and Post climb Hotel Accommodation

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