The 6-Days Expedition.

Price From $1,808 per person

(based on 2 people sharing)

Time of Travel:
  • 01 - 31 March
  • 01 April - 31 May
  • 01 November - 21 December

Marangu Route.

Embark on a thrilling adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro with Baest Royal Safaris, your trusted tour operator. The Marangu Route, also known as the “Coca Cola” route, is one of the most popular paths up Africa’s highest peak. This 6-day journey offers an experience unlike any other, with unique overnight stays in dormitory-style huts powered by solar energy.

Each hut boasts a communal dining area, simple yet effective washrooms, and toilets. At the lower elevations, you’ll enjoy the luxury of flushing toilets, while higher up the mountain you’ll be using “long drop” toilets, adding to the authentic adventure experience.

The Marangu Route is the only path where the descent is the same as the ascent, making it a circular journey unlike any other. With Baest Royal Safaris, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with experienced guides and top-notch equipment and facilities.

So what are you waiting for? Book your Marangu Route adventure today with Baest Royal Safaris and be prepared for an unforgettable journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience the beauty and majesty of Africa’s highest peak and make memories that will last a lifetime

Tour Plan:

Arrival and Preparation Day:

Our representative from Baest Royal Safaris will greet you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and provide transportation to your luxurious hotel in Moshi. Our driver will be available to wait for you, even if customs clearance takes longer than expected. Upon your arrival at the hotel, we will conduct a comprehensive equipment assessment, during which any necessary rentals can be made.
Your expert guide from Baest Royal Safaris will then provide an orientation to ensure all questions and concerns are addressed. For those arriving in the evening, these activities will be scheduled for the following morning.

Overnight Accommodations: Moshi Luxury Hotel

Transportation Duration: A 45-minute scenic drive to Moshi

Meals: No included

Day 1: Exploring the Rainforest and Maundi Crater to Mandera Hut

Commence your journey with Baest Royal Safaris after a nourishing breakfast at your hotel. Our vehicle will transport you to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, where you will complete the necessary registration procedures. Embark on your trek through the verdant rainforest, where you may encounter some of the region’s native monkeys. For those seeking an extra challenge, a side trip to the picturesque Maundi Crater is highly recommended. Alternatively, you can choose to relax and acclimate at your first overnight destination, the Mandara Hut.

Overnight Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (2,700m / 8,858ft)

Distance:3 to 4 hours over a distance of 8 km, with 840m of elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2: Traversing the Heather-Clad Moorlands to Horombo Hut

Embark on a journey of exploration with Baest Royal Safaris as you traverse the picturesque moorlands, dotted with heather. On clear days, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Mount Kibo and Mawenzi. This day’s trek involves a sustained ascent, culminating in your arrival at the well-appointed Horombo Hut.

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (3,720m / 12,204ft)

Trekking Duration: 5 to 6 hours over a distance of 12 km with a 1,000m elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Take a break and recharge at Horombo

The day is yours to enjoy as you please, whether that means taking in the stunning views, making new friends, or preparing for the next leg of your journey with a delicious meal.
For those seeking a bit of adventure, you can opt for a hike near Mawenzi Peak. The overnight location is a mountain hut at an elevation of 3,720m / 12,204ft, providing a comfortable base for you to rest and recharge.
Enjoy a well-deserved rest day at Horombo and get ready for the next phase of your journey. With Baest Royal Safaris, you can be sure that you’ll have everything you need to tackle the rest of the climb with ease.

Day 4: Navigating the Alpine Tundra to Kibo Hut

Embark on a captivating expedition with Baest Royal Safaris, as you traverse the barren alpine tundra of Mount Kilimanjaro. Your expert porters will acquire water for you at the final accessible source, and as you progress, you’ll observe a decline in vegetation. Upon reaching Kibo Hut, take time to rejuvenate, as tomorrow’s early wake-up call requires energy.

Overnight Lodgings: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (4,703m / 15,429ft)

Trekking Duration:5 to 6 hours, covering a distance of 9 km with a climb of 1192 meters and a descent of 2175 meters

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Summit Ascent to Uhuru Peak & Descent to Horombo Hut

Undertake the ultimate mountaineering challenge with Baest Royal Safaris, embarking on a midnight expedition to reach the summit of Uhuru Peak. Equipped with warm attire and a reliable headlamp, you will navigate through treacherous scree and switchback trails to reach Gilman’s Point. As dawn breaks, you’ll find renewed energy to persist along the rim of the crater and reach the summit, the loftiest point in Africa, where you can bask in magnificent panoramic views. After a well-deserved break and nourishing lunch at Kibo Hut, initiate your descent to the Horombo Huts, where you will spend the night at a safer altitude.

Overnight Accommodations: Kilimanjaro Mountain Hut (3,720m / 12,204ft)

Distance:6 to 8 hours of trekking, 21 km, 1000m of elevation gain

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Retreating from the Summit and Arrival at Moshi

Join Baest Royal Safaris for a final descent from the towering heights of Kilimanjaro, reminiscing over the triumphant moments of your journey to the summit. On your descent, you’ll traverse past the Mandara Camp and once again bask in the tropical vegetation and vibrant wildlife of the forest. Upon reaching the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park, Baest Royal Safaris’ transportation will be available to bring you back to Moshi, where you can savor a well-deserved lunch before resting at the hotel.
Overnight Accommodations: Accommodation at Moshi (As part of your climb package)

Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi (included in your climb package)

Duration: A leisurely descent spanning 4 to 5 hours, 20 km, 2100m

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Conclusion of Journey

Commence the final chapter of your journey with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, included in your climbing package.

Our designated chauffeur will be readily available to escort you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), ensuring a seamless and stress-free transfer. Should you have booked a subsequent safari excursion, we will typically depart shortly after breakfast. Your hotel stay concludes at 10:00 AM, however, in the event of a later flight departure,

Baest Royal Safaris will make every effort to secure a late checkout or arrange a day room at your request.

Transportation Time: A 45-minute drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport
Provisions: Breakfast

Travel Time: 45-minute drive to Kilimanjaro Airport

Meals: Breakfast

End of Climb.

The Trekking Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in Moshi one night before and one night after the trek (B&B plan) check out time is 10:00 hrs (late check out charge is $65).
  • Return Airport Transfers -To and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
  • Private toilet tent(s) — 1 tent for every 7 climbers (not used on Marangu Route).
  • All government fees and Taxes for the National park.
  • All meals and water while on the mountain.
  • All salaries for guides, assistant guides, chef, porters.
  • Return Transport to and from the park gate.
  • Oxygen for altitude sickness emergencies.
  • All camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, dining tent, mattress… everything but your sleeping bag.)

The Trekking Price does not Include:

  • Sleeping bag – please bring your own or rent one from our equipment rental shop.
  • Clothing & equipment listed on the climb packing list.
  • International flights & Visas.
  • Travel Insurance (we require all clients to have medical and evacuation coverage).
  • Mountain climb staff tips.
  • Meals not in hotel plan or climb package.
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips.
  • Personal travel and baggage.
  • Telephone bill.
  • Laundry bills.
  • Any items of a personal nature.

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