Compare 5-day Marangu tours & find physical ease hiking this Marangu route 5-day itinerary. This especially applies if you’re an experienced mountaineer with a hiking history above 4,000m/13,000ft.
The Marangu route, also called the Coca-Cola route, is widely coined the “easiest route” by many guides however, it suffers a very low 42% success rate. Trekkers are often lured by the budget rates that come with the route and are fooled to believe a 5-day trek along the steep trails of Marangu could afford them a successful summit. This is far from the truth and hikers are usually met with disappointment.
If this is your first-time hiking at high elevations (above 3,000m/9,900ft), you should know that the most effective way to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is to properly acclimatize during your hike. Short and uneven routes like the 5-day Marangu route are terrible for acclimatization systems to be utilized. See, on Kilimanjaro, there are 2 systems that prevent altitude sickness:
- The first method, Pole Pole (Slow-Slow in English), requires you to be on the mountain long enough for your body to acclimate to various altitudes.
- The second method, Trek-High & Sleep-Low, calls for trails to have gradual inclines in order for you to trek to high elevations and sleep at lower altitudes. This method conditions your body to anticipate elevation changes while helping you adjust during your sleep.
Unless you’re an experienced mountaineer, you should seriously consider trekking Lemosho route’s 8-day variation. This will give you ample time to adjust to elevation changes and will make for a much better hiking experience. The 8-day Lemosho program, unlike the 5-day Marangu hike, performs extremely well with hikers that are under 40 years of age and have no hiking experience to high elevations.
Highlights From This Long Distance Trail
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Dietary Food Menus Served On Mount Kilimanjaro
All of your meals on Kilimanjaro are freshly cooked by excellent chefs and served according to your dietary preference.
Safety Trekking Materials & Hiking Equipment
Medication & Sanitary Treatments
Wraps, Splints & Wound Coverings
Tools & Supplies
Evacuation Protocols On This Walking Tour
Transportation & Meeting Points
Kilimanjaro National Park Fees
|Kilimanjaro National Park fees|
|Conservation Fees||$70/Per Day|
|Camping Fees||$60/Per Night|
|Rescue Fees||$20/Per Hiker|
|Guide and Porter Entrance Fees||$2/Per Supporting Crew|
|Tourism Value Added Tax (VAT)||18%|
|Retail Value Added Tax (VAT)||18%|
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5-Day Marangu Route’s Travel Itinerary & Cumulative Elevation Gains
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