Marangu - Zebra-rocks-Marangu-route

Marangu Trail – 7 Days


A trail with more comforts and cabin stays


Product Description

It has long been perceived that attempting the climb through the Marangu trail is easier compared to other camping routes. From our perspective and vast climbing and operations experience, we disagree. From an operator’s point of view it is easier to organize the trip simply because it involves less logistics such as tents, because this trail uses huts for accommodations. The climb, however, is just as rigorous as any other.

The trail has been nick named the “Coca-Cola route” due to rangers selling cokes in these huts back in the day – though the practice was discontinued after authorities banned it several years ago.

This is only route that is used for both ascent and descent, with practically no difference in scenery on the way down. Due to the fact that climbing this trail requires fewer porters, no tents and can be done in a minimum of 5 days, it remains the cheapest trail up to the peak. Lately the Machame route has overtaken it in popularity.

From $1050.00

1 person – $1050.00
2 people – $1000.00 each
3 people – $950.00 each
4 people – $900.00 each
5+ people – $850.00 each


Day 1  
Arrival JRO-Hotel (Arrival) – 30min

Day 2
Hotel-Gate 1879m/6150ft-Mandara 2720m/8895ft (Altitude gain is 841m/2765ft)    8km/5miles – 4-5hrs

Day 3
Mandara-Horombo huts 3720m/12150ft (Altitude gain is 1000m/3280ft)    11km/7.1miles – 6-7hrs

Day 4
Horombo-Kibo Huts 4720m/15427ft (Altitude gain is 1000m/3280ft)    9.5km/5.7miles – 6-7hrs

Day 5 
Kibo- Gilman’s 5685m/18652ft-stella 5756m/18885ft-Uhuru 5895m/19341ft-Horombo 3720m/12250sft (Altitude gain is 1000m/3280ftt to Gilman’s and 1195m/3920ft), 5km/3.1miles ascend, 15km/9.3miles – 5-6 hrs Uhuru,16 in total

Day 6 
Horombo huts/camp-Marangu exit gate 1879m-Hotel    19km/12miles – 6-7hrs

Day 7  
Hotel – Airport/Arusha (Departure)


1.     The price includes; Park fees, wages for guides and porters, hotel, three meals a day while on the mountain, transport. It excludes flight, the cost of beverages and other drinks in the hotel, the tipping for the team.

2. Day 6; This is a summit attempt and the day starts around, or at midnight to Gilman’s point 5685 masl which is at the crater rim. At the summit, there is a walk along the crater rim to Uhuru peak the highest point in Africa.

The descent takes you back to Kibo, the base camp again, for an hour’s rest before a walk down to Horombo 3720 masl.

Upon departure to the summit you do not need to pack any of your belongings apart from those you need for the summit.

3.     Do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions by using our form on the contact page.