Often nicknamed the "Coca Cola" route for its popularity, the Marangu Route is the only Kilimanjaro route that uses the same path up and down, adding to the frustration of those trying to ascend and descend in the same space. The "Coca Cola" moniker also refers to the fact that the Marangu route is considered a much easier climb (at least, until the last day of the hike) via a comfortable walking path with a very steady, gradual slope, and therefore used by many unprepared tourists, rather than serious trekkers.
The Marangu Route begins in the southeast and approaches Uhuru Peak via Gilman’s Point, with the same trail being used in the descent. However, the biggest benefit of the Marangu Route is that there is hut accommodation. Though certainly not luxurious, this may be the best option for those who cannot camp, for whatever reason.
Ascent Distance: 36.35 Km
36.35 Km (Marangu Route)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 73.5 Km
No Of People Climbing – 12, 289 PER YEAR
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Highlight:Camping not allowed, Cheap
The Marangu route is the only Kilimanjaro route to offer hut accommodation.Read More
The Marangu route is one of the shortest Kilimanjaro routes, which gives it aRead More
Most direct and quickest route to the summit.
Less Expensive that elective routes.Read More
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and its severe forms, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HACE) and High
In the rare case when a climber gets ill or seriously injured on Mount Kilimanjaro, a helicopter evacuation may be required.
The most common factor that stops many climbers from reaching the summit is not the fitness required for the hike, but altitude sickness
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