Tour

Overview

The famous “Coca-Cola” route is the quickest route to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro. This is the only route where you can sleep in a hut. We recommend a 5 to 6 day hike and trek on this route as this will help you acclimatise and increase your chance of summiting Uhuru Peak.

Length:6 Days

Category: Trekking

Destination:  Kilimanjaro via Marangu/Coca cola Route

Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro mountain, Africa’s highest mountain

Tour Guides Language: English

Starting Point: Moshi

Ending Point: Moshi

Route Accessibility: It approaches the mountain from South East through marangu route. Descending is usually done on the same route. This makes it very crowded to other routes.

Additional info: We provides guides, porters and cooks for guidance and assistance while on the mountain.

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1800M) To Mandara Hut (2720M)

Transfer from your accommodations in Moshi to reach marangu gate for registration. Start ascending up  the mountain with guides, porters and cooks through the tropical rainforest. Continue with the trail to reach mandara hut which provides accommodations like dining halls and toilets. Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.

  • Distance: 8 Kilometers.
  • Time: 4 Hours walking.
  • Zone: Rain forest.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2720M) To Horombo Hut (3720M)

Hike through the rainforest for first stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi. Proceed into the moorland zone which will leads you to horombo hut and arrive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.

  • Distance: 11 Kilometers.
  • Time: 6 Hours walking.
  • Zone: Moorland.

Day 3: Relaxation/ Acclimatization day at  Horombo Hut.

Use this day to relax at the campsite and acclimatize at zebra rocks. Is only about one hour to and from the campsite.Is advised to use this opportunity to adjust your body to the high altitude about 100M from the campsite and it can help to avoid the strong headache and other mountain sickness (AMS).

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3720M) To Kibo Hut (4720M)

Climb through the alpine desert into the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peak. The trail leads to Kibo hut to arrive in the mid-day. Take soe rest of the day off resting and gain some energy for the final summit. Lunch at the hut or packed from the cook and clean drinking water. It’s advised to sleep early as 19:00 for then summit.

  • Distance: 9 Kilometers.
  • Time: 6 Hours walking.
  • Zone: Alpine desert.

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4720M) To Uhuru Peak (5895M) To Horombo Hut (3720M).

Wake up around 23:00 for adding more warm clothes and head lamp. Leave the campsite and start summiting by midnight onto the glacial zone. The path leads to Gilman’s point 5681M after  6 hours walking upto reach the  sunrise. Take another 45 minutes or 1 hour to Uhuru Peak 5895M the roof top of Africa. Have time for pictures and a little rest while at the summit. After resting for a while, start to descend down towards Kibo hut and will take 3 hours till to get to the hut for the short rest and lunch. After the short rest and lunch start to repack all gears and start to descend down to horombo hut again “pole pole”.

  • Distance: 6 Kilometers.
  • Time: 6/7 Hours walking.
  • Zone: Alpine/Glacial zone.

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720M) To Marangu Gate (1800M)

Leave from the moorland zone, heading towards mandara hut for water brake. Proceed with the trail to reach the final destination at marangu gate. Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached Uhuru peak and green certificates for Gilman’s point hikers. Drive back to Moshi for hot shower and much celebrations. “Normally tipping can be done to the last campsite or at the certain gate”.

  • Distance: 19 Kilometers.
  • Time: 5 Hours walking.
  • Zone: Rain forest.

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation.
  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees,18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Sleeping mats and oxygen tank.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate.
  • Professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain.
  • Filtered water throughout the trek.
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association for the Tour Operators (KIATO).

Not Included:

  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Laundry Services.
  • A doctor for the group.
  • Tipping for the mountain crew.

Tipping on the mountain is recommended for group sharing as following:

  • Guide $20/guide/day
  • Cook $15/day
  • Porters $10/porter/day