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Marangu Route

Climb Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route with Elite Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro’s Marangu Route with Elite Kilimanjaro

Marangu Route Profile

Minimum Days: 6
Recommended Days: 6 or more
Difficulty (1-10):  Elite Kilimanjaro ranks the Marangu Route at a 5.5/10.  Some consider Marangu to be the easiest route due to its gradual slope.  Hence, the nickname “Coca-Cola Route”.
Scenery:  Marangu uses the same route to ascend and descend to and from Uhuru Peak.  This means your scenery is not as varied as the other routes.
Success Rate:  The success rate of Marangu is very low due to many climbers trying to complete it in 5 days.  For this reason, Elite Kilimanjaro only offers Marangu treks of 6 days or more.
Traffic:  Marangu is reported to be one of the busiest routes on the mountain.  If you are looking for peace and quiet, we do not recommend using this route during the dry season.  During the rainy season, the traffic is very low on all routes including Marangu.
Comfort:  Marangu is the only Kilimanjaro route with huts, which makes it the most comfortable by default.

Marangu Route Detailed Descriptions & Itineraries

Marangu Route 6-Day Itinerary
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