The Marangu Route is also referred to as the "Coca-Cola" Route, as it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope, direct path and the most comfortable Route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
It is the oldest and the most well-established Route on the Kilimanjaro. The Route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate.
On this day trip, you will hike on the Marangu Route up to Mandara Hut for lunch. You will NOT reach the summit. All short treks are offered on a private basis, and you can start on any day of the year. The short treks are geared for people who like to hike but reaching the summit isn't a "must do", and allow one to experience the excitement of hiking on the highest peak on the African continent. All trekking inside of the Tanzania National Park require the services of a certified Kilimanjaro guide, and the Marangu Route is one among of the Routes where short treks are allowed.
Upon arrival at Arusha /Kilimanjaro Airport you will meet your Migration Seekers Expedition guide who will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi Tanzania (for budget hotels we recommend Kilimanjaro WHITE HOUSE HOTEL). Settle into your accommodation, relax and get used to the African atmosphere. Ready to start your 2 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour the next day.
After breakfast at the lodge, our driver will pick you up then drive you to the office where you receive a briefing and gear check. Then the drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes from Moshi and 2.45Hrs from Arusha). Here you will register and commence with the climb. You and your guide will walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the black and white colobus monkeys scrambling through the lush vegetation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours later, you will reach your destination for the day, after a well-earned rest, your guide will take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy wonderful views towards Kenya.
After lunch, hike back to park gate and drive back to Moshi.
• Altitude: 1,700 m to 2,740 m
• Distance covered: 7km
• Time to be used: 3-4 hours
• Meals: Lunch and Dinner
• Accommodation: Mandara Hut
We will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on to the open moorlands then the Horombo encampment. We will witness the amazing views of Kibo and Mawenzi. As we cross the Alpine Zone of the mountain, Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. After lunch at Mandara, hike back to the park gate and drive back to Moshi (about 1 hour).
• Elevation 9,000 ft to 12,100 ft
• Distance Covered: 11km
• Altitude: 2,700 m to 3,700 m/3700m to 1700m
• Time to be used: 3-4 hours up+2 hours down
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch