6 DAYS TREKKING SAFARI TO MARANGU ROUTE
This route was Nicknamed the ‘Coca-Cola’ route as Coke used to be bought along the way in tea huts. This is a classic trek on mountain Kilimanjaro with the shortest climb. It is the oldest most established route. It is considered to be the easiest path given its gradual slope. Note that Marangu is a town in Moshi District of Kilimanjaro Region. It is divided into East and West each with its own village. It is one of the famous places in Tanzania recognized as one of the main gate for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Best of Marangu route
Marangu Route is the only route to offer hut accommodation. Out of all the routes, the Marangu route is the only one with dormitory-style accommodation in huts for the whole duration of the climb which is fairly comfortable. The huts come with mattresses and basic amenities, making them a popular choice for budget tour operators who don’t have the right equipment to use the other routes.
More so, the views are comparable compared to the other climbs along the way while ascending. The route is often selected by unprepared, inexperienced climbers as a result of reputation for being the ‘easiest’ Mount Kilimanjaro route thus attributing to the lower success rate. This Route is operated as either a 5 day or 6-day trek. In order to allow enough time for acclimatization, it is recommended that trekkers take the 6 day route simply because an extra day is pent at Horombo Hut to acclimatize but a good level of fitness is still required. Here, many trekkers spend most of the time in the day taking photos and exploring the nearby terrain.
The Marangu route ascends through the rainforest, moorlands and Alpine areas before ending in the glacial zone. This trek is both beautiful and fantastic and it is the only route that allows you to descend in the same way you ascended from.
The 6-day itinerary gives trekkers an opportunity to climb high, sleep low however; the elevation is moderate and not as effective as other climb high, sleep low opportunities that are present on the other Kilimanjaro routes