3 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route Trip

3-Day Kilimanjaro Hiking Marangu Route: An intense and rewarding 3-day hike along Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route, showcasing stunning natural wonders.

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About 3 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route, A Thrilling Adventure

The Marangu Route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is one of the most popular options for hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. In just three days, you will experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Kilimanjaro and reach remarkable heights. The 3-day Kilimanjaro hiking experience via the Marangu Route is a thrilling opportunity to challenge yourself and create lifelong memories.


Day 1  :  Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Your adventure begins at the Marangu Gate, the starting point for the hike. After registration and necessary formalities, set foot on the trail surrounded by lush rainforests. The first day's hike covers approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) to the Mandara Hut, situated at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and unique flora and fauna along the way.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Mandara Hut
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    Leaving the rainforest behind, day two takes you through the heath and moorland zone. As you ascend, the landscapes transform, offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains. The trail leads you to the Horombo Hut, located at an altitude of 3,720 meters (12,204 feet). Enjoy the stunning panoramic views and the warm hospitality of the hut.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Horombo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  Horombo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Marangu Gate

    On the final day, wake up early and prepare for the ultimate challenge: reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Start the ascent towards Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, standing proudly at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). As you hike through the lunar-like landscapes, you'll witness the spectacular sunrise and experience a profound sense of achievement upon reaching the summit. After celebrating your accomplishment, descend to the Marangu Gate, where your thrilling 3-day Kilimanjaro hiking experience concludes.

    Accommodation for day 3
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting


    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Gorilla trekking permits

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Price exclusions

    Chimp trekking permits

    Park fees

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees



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    Frequently Asked Questions for 3 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Marangu Route Trip

    Is prior hiking experience required for the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, a good level of physical fitness and mental preparedness are recommended for a successful trek.

    What is the best time of year to undertake the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    The best time to embark on the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route is during the dry seasons, which generally occur from January to March and June to October. These periods offer more favorable weather conditions and clearer views.

    What is the difficulty level of the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    The 3-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route is considered moderately difficult. The condensed itinerary means shorter hiking distances each day, but the pace is faster, making it physically demanding.

    Is altitude sickness a concern during the 3-day hike?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. The Marangu Route is designed to allow for proper acclimatization, but the shorter duration of the trek may increase the risk. It's important to listen to your body, follow the guidance of your guide, and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

    What should I pack for the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Essential items to pack include appropriate clothing for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and personal toiletries. It's important to pack light while considering the necessities for the hike.

    Are there restroom facilities available along the Marangu Route?

    Basic restroom facilities are available at the huts along the Marangu Route. However, it's advisable to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer for personal hygiene.

    Do I need to bring my own food during the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    No, meals will be provided by your tour operator or guide. They will ensure that you have nutritious and sufficient meals throughout the hike, catering to any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

    Is camping involved during the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route?

    No, the Marangu Route provides comfortable huts for accommodation along the trail. You will have a bed and basic amenities at each hut, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate for the next day's hike.

    Can I charge my electronic devices during the 3-day hike?

    Charging facilities for electronic devices are limited along the Marangu Route. It's advisable to bring portable power banks or spare batteries to ensure your devices stay powered throughout the hike.

    Are there age restrictions for the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    While there is no strict age limit, it's important to consider the physical demands of the hike. It's advisable to consult with a medical professional, especially for children and older individuals.

    Can I hire a porter for the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Yes, you have the option to hire a porter to carry your backpack and other heavy equipment during the hike. This allows you to focus on the hike and enjoy the experience without the added weight.

    What is the success rate of reaching the summit in the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    The success rate of reaching the summit, Uhuru Peak, on the 3-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Marangu Route is lower compared to longer itineraries. It requires a faster pace and quicker acclimatization, which may pose challenges for some climbers.

    How do I book a 3-day Kilimanjaro hike with a reputable tour operator?

    To book a 3-day Kilimanjaro hike, research reputable tour operators specializing in the Marangu Route. Read reviews, compare prices, and communicate directly with the tour operators to ensure they meet your requirements and provide a safe and enjoyable experience.

    What happens if I need to descend before reaching the summit on the 3-day hike?

    In case of any health concerns or difficulties during the ascent, your guide will assess the situation and make the necessary decisions. Your safety is the top priority, and descending to a lower altitude may be recommended if needed.