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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route

5 Days Kilimanjaro trekking via Marangu Route

The 5 Days Marangu Route, famously known as the “Coca-Cola” route as you can get a bottle of Coca-Cola at each hut, is the original route established to climb Kilimanjaro. The Marangu route is often billed as one of the easier walking routes, however, according to KINAPA, it suffers from the lowest success rate (42%) as too many climbers try to do it in only 5 days and fail because of poor acclimatization. We’ve built in an extra day’s acclimatization for you, greatly improving the success rate

 5 Days Climb Kilimanjaro Highlights

The Marangu route is one of the foremost popular routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This 5 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Trekking Marangu Route may be due in part to the Marangu being the least expensive route, but it may also be due to the fact that it is possible to complete the Marangu route in 5 days and reach the summit earlier than the Machame route, which is frequently not always the simplest route due to a shorter period of acclimatization.

mount kilimanjaro trekking through marangu route

The 5 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Trekking Marangu Route does however provide you with the selection of paying a further acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends the route into a 6days climbing Kilimanjaro greatly increasing your chances of success Shared hut accommodation on the 5 day Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu route, the route forms one of the foremost differences compared to the other routes It offers you the relative luxury of getting the power to sleep in huts along the entire route. drinking water soft drinks,chocolates and beers are also sold within the least the camps on this route all of your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all of your meals here we’ll start our tour

Frequently asked questions


Although many people are led to believe this is one of the easiest routes, it’s actually considered difficult because of the speed by which you ascend. This is especially true on the 5 day itinerary where many people suffer from lack of acclimatization. The 6 day option is easier, however, a good level of fitness is still required.


The total trekking distance for the Marangu Route is 70km or 43 miles.


Because it has one of the shortest itineraries on the mountain, the Marangu Route has the lowest summit success rates. This is mainly due to unprofessional local operators taking people up the mountain on short 5 day itineraries. Because of this, the 5 day average success rate is under 50%! Here at Kandoo we only take the 6 day option which means that our summit success rate on the Marangu route is over 85%!


The Marangu Route ascends through rainforest, moorlands and alpine areas before finishing in the glacial zone. Whilst the trek is very beautiful, this is the only route in which you descend back down the same trail.

Accommodation and food 

The accommodation is in good huts, either dormitory or smaller four bed A-frames. The lower huts have spacious dining rooms, where you will be served meals cooked by your guide. All food and kitchen equipment will be carried by the porters and cooked by an experienced cook. It will be plentiful and wholesome, but may be limited by the circumstances. Beer and soft drinks are available at the huts. Your own supply of chocolate and high energy snacks is a good idea.

Water is available at several points and should be purified before drinking. All water at the huts will be boiled and some provided for drinking the next day. A comforting tip is to fill your bottle in the evening with boiled water for the next day, and to use it as a hot water bottle overnight. There are water points between the huts – check with your guide.

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