The trail has been nick named the “Coca-Cola route” due to rangers selling cokes in these huts back in the days – 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.
1 person – $1100.00
2 people – $1050.00 each
3 people – $1000.00 each
4 people – $950.00 each
5+ people – $900.00 each
Arrival JRO-Hotel (Arrival) – 30min
Hotel-Gate 1879m/6150ft-Mandara 2720m/8895ft (Altitude gain is 841m/2765ft) 8km/5miles – 4-5hrs
Mandara-Horombo huts 3720m/12150ft (Altitude gain is 1000m/3280ft) 11km/7.1miles – 6-7hrs
Horombo-Zebra rocks3900m (Acclimatization day) 3km – 2hrs
Horombo-Kibo Huts 4720m/15427ft (Altitude gain is 1000m/3280ft) 9.5km/5.7miles – 6-7hrs
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
Horombo huts/camp-Marangu exit gate 1879m-Hotel 19km/12miles 6-7hrs
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, and the tipping for the crew (guides & porters).
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.
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