Kilimanjaro Marangu route

Tekking Mount Kilimanjaro is an unique experience to trekkers. Mt. Kilimanjaro, also known as the “Roof of Africa” is the highest peak of this continent. Standing at 5,895 meters above sea level, the mountain offers awe-inspiring views at every turn. The mountain is popular for its five distinct climate zones with each having its unique ecosystems and landscapes. Hundreds of trekkers follow the Kilimanjaro Marangu route to the peak. The Marangu route is considered a gentle and gradual trekking route to the mountain. Before that contact an experienced safari and trekking organizer to plan your schedule. The best safari organizers will offer you the best experience in this part of the world.

Trek to Kilimanjaro through Marangu route

If you have prepared yourself for the best adventure, you can try the Marangu route. This is regarded as the original route of Kilimanjaro and it seems to be exceptional as trekkers do not camp here but stay in shared A-frame huts. It is not a difficult route and has a higher rate of success as trekkers don’t need to follow any stiff path. The Marangu is regarded as one of the most popular and oldest routes of Kilimanjaro and most often, it is known as the “Coca-Cola route” as the huts where you will stay at night and from time to time, offers different refreshments and Coca-Cola.

If you assess the Marangu route you will find it to be an easy route and it has only some steep climbs. The Kilimanjaro Maraungu route is the only route that offers hut accommodation to everyone because other routes need the trekkers to camp. If you go through this route, you require a dormitory where you can sleep and they are similar to huts where you will find all the basic amenities that include mattresses. It makes this route well-known for various budget operators who lack basic camping equipment. Hence, you must opt for this route only when you do not wish to camp.

5 days Marangu route

Key features of the Marangu route

  • The oldest path to Kilimanjaro

The Marangu route is the most established and most used path to the peak. Being the most popular route for trekking, its trails are well-marked and nicely maintained. Trekkers find it easier and faster to trek.

  • Hut accommodation

It’s one of the most interesting features of this Kilimanjaro Marangu route. At each campsite, dozens of huts exist for refreshment and night stays. All necessary accommodations are available in the camp. Moreover, Ice Rock Trekking ensures that you don’t face any problems in the huts.

  • The shortest route to the summit

The Marangu route enables the trekkers to complete the trekking to the summit in 5-7 days. Ice Rock Trekking arranges 5 days 4 nights trekking through the Marangu route. You have to cover almost 96 Km during that time. The journey is quite comfortable as the route offers gradual and gentle ascent.

Trekking is always fun and adventurous. If you love trekking, you can try the Kilimanjaro Marangu route. Starting from Nairobi till you return after touching the summit, Ice Rock Trekking takes the full responsibility of guiding and providing all necessary articles to the trekkers.

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