The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping in huts, as dormitory style accommodations, not like camping that is accustomed for other trekking routes up the mountain.
After breakfast proceed to Marangu gate (drive from Arusha or Moshi. Town or Marangu). Start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2700 m). It takes 2 hrs.
Trek from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut altitude 3700 m and it takes 4 – 5 hrs.
Climb from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut altitude 4700 m. It takes 5 hrs for the 13 km walk.
First hours of morning around 1.00 a.m is spent by trekking to Gilmans Point 5681 m (5hrs). Then another 1.30 hrs to Uhuru Peak. After some time in the summit, descend down to Horombo Hut.
After breakfast descend down to Marangu Gate and then transferred to Hotel in Marangu or Moshi Town. Option: Spend an Extra day at Horombo Hut (3700m) for better acclimatization.