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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 Days

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 6 Days

By Tupo Travel
The Marangu Route has been referred to as the ‘Coca Cola’ route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete it does not mean that it is easier than any other route. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents. An optional acclimatization day at Horombo Huts is highly recommended for those with no prior trekking in altitude experience under their belt. Advance booking of hut accommodation is required to avoid any inconveniences. The route starts from the park headquarters in the village of Marangu and heads straight westwards towards Kibo. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down.

Ages 13-80, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • High-Altitude Medical evacuation With Kilimanjaro SAR
  • Emergency Oxygen tanks
  • 2 Nights Accommodations; One before and after the trek in a good hotel
  • Rescue fees in mountain
  • Transfers from Airport and return
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Salaries to the guides, cooks and porters
  • Professional & experienced mountain guides
  • Government Tax
  • Hot water for washing every day
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy and nutritious foods
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
What's not included
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Tanzania Visa on arrival
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Personal Climbing gears

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Ghala Road, Ghala Rd, Tanzania
    Moshi Urban
Pickup details
  • Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA – JRO) where by Tupo Travel staff will be holding a Tupo Travel placard who will transfer you to Moshi town, for you to spend the first night at a hotel. Those who will arrive through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA – NBO) in Kenya, will be picked by Shuttle bus to Moshi.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 202369P6

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

      • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 202369P6

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      7 stops
      Day 1
      Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara...
      Day 2
      Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo...
      Day 3
      Acclimatization trek to Zebra...
      Day 4
      Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut...
      Day 5
      Kibo Hut (4700m) to Uhuru Peak...
      Day 6
      Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu...
      About the operator
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      • Tupo Travel
        Moshi, Tanzania
        Joined in September 2019
      • christopherpaulo111
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best decision to book our trip with Tupo travel!
        Very reputable safari company. Did an amazing 6 day trip to Ndtutu, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. Our driver Deo was very organized, accommodating, and informative.
        Written October 6, 2021
      • Marudrey
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Kilimanjaro helicopter flight trip
        I had the pleasure of flying with Tupo Travel as our tour operator. It was truly spectacular; the Kilimanjaro views were breathtaking. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and gave us details and the formation about the mountain as we went around flying, he gave a good commentary of what we were seeing, and the ride was comfortable. Mary's genuine enthusiasm was contagious, and everyone we met was friendly and was happy to see us. I was nervous about flying in a helicopter, but I had nothing to worry about with my friends around. Our flight over and around Kilimanjaro was one of the highlights of our trip. I could tell that the pilot was very experienced, the take-off and landing was smooth and the flight itself very relaxing. We had a great time. One of the best ways to see Mount Kilimanjaro and the neighboring national parks. I highly recommend this Tupo Travel Audrey and Friends
        Written May 14, 2020
      • Tatianalid
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kilimanjaro Machame hike
        My daughter and I contacted Tupo Travel for a guided hike in the Kilimanjaro Machame route trip. As it was our first hiking experience, we wanted a knowledgeable person so we could get the most out of the short time we had. We contacted them through their website and received a very quick reply. A brief online chat with Mary answered all my questions and we signed up for a guided 7-day hike. Our guide met us in advance at Ameg Hotel to introduce himself and explain what we would expect, what gears we had and what would be provided. On the day of the hike we met the small group of porters and our cook, who helped us get ready and we were off! Collins our guide was so knowledgeable about the Kilimanjaro history, geography, and allowed us to take the time we needed to enjoy the views, we asked questions and pointed out so many details that we never would have known from a guide book or on our own. The cook brought fresh food and we had a picnic adventure through the Machame trail. The hike was better, and we’re already thinking about our next adventure next year. Tupo Travel far exceeded my expectations and I’d be happy to go with them again on a safari trip to Serengeti or extended backpacking experience in Tanzania. Thanks Tatiana and Anushka
        Written April 30, 2020
      • Rossybro
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ethical Company
        We used Tupo Travel to book a trip to Kilimanjaro and paid in full upfront. I booked the May 2020 Kilimanjaro Lemosho hiking tour/trip for my daughter and I. Mary the travel consultant replied patiently to all our requests. And unfortunately, we are in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic and all the uncertainty it brought to us. Even though our trip was more than 60 days out, we decided to play it safe and requested to cancel our trip. Mary responded that there would be no additional fee and we could cancel and receive a 100% refund. I was a bit surprised about being not charged any additional fees according to their refund policy. They wired the funds to my account and I got a full refund. I understand that we are living in unusual times and that everyone, particularly small businesses, is doing their best to manage through it, but I was amazed by Tupo Travel decisions. I deeply recommend using the services of Tupo Travel. They are completely ethical. And we are looking forward to book again in future when the pandemic ends. Regards Rosyline
        Written April 24, 2020
      • Katuno
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Holiday in Tanzania - (Фантастический отдых в Танзании)
        Having traveled always with the help of online travel agents, we now decided and wanted to change and work with a local tour operator. Tupo Travel popped up in our searches as we were looking for a reliable tour in East Africa. Their website had some ready-made tours for each park we wanted to visit as a family, but we decided to contact them to inquire for a custom-made itinerary. The communication was quick with detailed information. They proposed an itinerary after a few days, and we accepted it with some change requests. The whole process took approximately 3 days to have all sorted out and we were ready to book and pack for a 15-day African safari. The game drive safari in Serengeti National Park was above all a life-changing and fantastic experience. Also, the Kilimanjaro Lemosho route wonderful scenery, mixed terrain with some challenges along the way, great accommodation/meals in the parks and knowledgeable mountain/safari guides The whole 15-day tour went smoothly. Traveling with a tour operator with flexible options was a rewarding experience. With all enthusiasm, we wouldn’t hesitate to use them in the future and recommend the company to anyone who needs a personalized experience and still figures out how and whom to rely on. Great job Mary and the Tupo Travel staffs! What more can you ask for? My top tip is to give Tupo Travel a try, I'm confident that you will not be disappointed.
        Written January 21, 2020
      • Naomigy
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The awesome adventure of the Kilimanjaro
        The whole adventure of hiking Kilimanjaro through Machame route for 7 days was amazing from start to finish. Our guide was exceptional and I highly recommend that you take a guide from Tupo Travel. The female guide Farida we had was really fun, fit, relaxed, an exceptional Kilimanjaro climber and made us feel at ease during some challenging areas of the route like the Barranco wall climbing on our third day. Also, it is nice to have pictures taken from the guide of you along the way. Thank you, Tupo Travel, for an awesome experience.
        Written November 9, 2019
      • Akahanachi
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        More than we ever expected
        Tupo Travel went way above and beyond our expectations. The Kilimanjaro climb was great. Ally, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the route trail and safe. There was fantastic view of the Shira plateau. We had talked in the office before we left for the climb that morning about having eight days of adventuring before we had to be in Zanzibar for a beach vacation. Tupo travel had written out an awesome detailed literary for us to follow from day to day. Our head guide Ally, Collins, porters and everyone at Tupo Travel really went out of their way to take care of us and it is very much appreciated. Don't miss the opportunity to spend some time with these guys and experience Kilimanjaro like you never have before. We hope to catch up with them again on some of their other adventures around East Africa.
        Written November 8, 2019
      • TommyLewi
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic hike that exceeded our expectations
        Tupo Travel, we cannot thank you enough for the most incredible journey and experience on Kilimanjaro. We hiked the Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 8 days with chief guide Ally and his team in July, and finished the journey richer with experiences and friendships made along the way. The entire team was so welcoming and happy and eager to help in any way they could to make the trip the most memorable. We have the utmost respect for the porters and the hard work they do; it definitely didn’t go unnoticed! And to have the enthusiasm to sing and encourage us when we reached the camp at the end of the day, was so uplifting. The tents and equipment were set up quickly before we arrived, which was particularly appreciated during the days that it rained, and everything was clean and tidy. Ally and Collins were incredible guides and became good friends who made us laugh and encouraged us and taught us along the way. Collins experience and knowledge were so evident; we always felt safe and informed of what to expect. He was able to push us where needed, and made us rest when he felt we needed it- even when we didn’t think so... and he was right every time! Our cook was animated and eager to chat and laugh with us. We looked forward to meal times to see what delicious things he had made and to hear what he’d have to say next. We reached at the summit peak(Uhuru Peak) successfully thanks to the hard work and commitment and passion from our team. Summit night was the most challenging thing I think we’ve ever done, but an amazing adventure that we will never forget. Thank you for helping us achieve. I would highly recommend Tupo Travel to anyone looking to hike Kilimanjaro.
        Written November 1, 2019
      • Bijouro
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Expérience Incroyable (Incredible Experience)
        We had an incredible experience with Climbing Kilimanjaro. We took the 7 days Lemosho route and the Five of us had a 100 percent success rate. Mary was absolutely outstanding in making the right judgements and resource allocations to suit our every situation. She gave a quick comprehensive response to our questions that we asked. We felt extremely safe and in good hands while trekking up mount Kilimanjaro. Our guide Ally and the crew team was so hospitable. There was no limit to the kindness and helpfulness they were willing to extend. They made every day spent on the Mountain count. My post experience overwhelms my pre expectation. Anyone who selects Tupo Travel Company for their expedition is well advised. Thanks to Tupo Travel team. Merci beaucoup
        Written October 28, 2019
      • gallinaantony
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely amazing experiences
        Dear Tupo Travel Company We just wanted to thank your team for everything with regard to our Kilimanjaro trip. It was absolutely amazing! Thanks for always being quick to respond and giving us all the information, we needed to prepare us for this trip. We felt very well looked after and would recommend Tupo Travel Company Ltd to anyone looking to try Kilimanjaro adventures. A big thank you to our guide Juma and his team as well. Juma was very knowledgeable, authoritative and very safety conscious. We couldn't ask for a better team to get us to the summit safely and back down on our 7-day Lemosho route hiking Kilimanjaro adventure. We were very well looked after throughout our climb. It was one of the best experiences of our lives! Thank you for everything! Gallina and Fydor
        Written October 28, 2019
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      Ryan Allex
      St Peters, Australia
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2019
      The 6 Day Marangu Route climb with Tupo Travel was an amazing experience. Mary was always helpful with prompt responses making my preparations easier even though I had to keep changing my plans several times.

      The climb itself was very well organized and exceeded my expectations. Ally my chief guide was fantastic. He is a wonderful caring guy who was always looking out for my well being. His goal was to help me summit whilst ensuring I was safe all the way through. His experience as a guide and knowledge of the mountain was evident from the start and this was key to my success. The crew was great. They made sure I was very well looked after and their service was beyond expectations.

      I did not expect the food to be so good on the mountain. Most of all they made the climb fun and enjoyable. I had a great time and an experience of a life time. Thank you very much Tupo Travel team, Ally and the crew.
      Written October 28, 2019
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