3 Days Trekking Trip Adventure on the Marangu Route

Adventure in 3 days: Experience the stunning views and challenge yourself to reach new heights with a guided trek.

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About 3 Days Conquer Kilimanjaro, 3-Day Trekking Adventure on the Marangu Route

The Marangu Route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is favored by many climbers due to its relative ease and shorter duration compared to other routes. It offers a more comfortable experience with huts instead of tents for accommodation along the way. The trail is well-marked, making it ideal for climbers with limited mountaineering experience.


Day 1  :  Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

The adventure begins at the Marangu Gate, where climbers register and undergo necessary formalities. The trail starts in the lush rainforest, providing a scenic and refreshing environment. During this initial day, trekkers cover a distance of approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) and ascend to the Mandara Hut at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). The Mandara Hut offers basic amenities, allowing climbers to rest and recharge for the next day's journey.

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

    On the second day, climbers proceed from the Mandara Hut towards the Horombo Hut. This leg of the journey spans about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) and takes trekkers through the stunning heath and moorland zones. As climbers gain altitude, the landscape transforms, offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The Horombo Hut, situated at an elevation of 3,720 meters (12,204 feet), provides a comfortable overnight stay.

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

    Day 3 of the Kilimanjaro trek is a relatively short day, with a total distance of about 7 km and an estimated walking time of 4-5 hours. The route begins with a steep descent from Horombo Hut down to the Marangu Gate, where the trek began. The descent offers stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape, including the Shira Plateau and the Western Breach. Trekkers will pass through lush rainforest and encounter a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, birds, and other small mammals. The final leg of the journey takes climbers back to the Marangu Gate, where they receive their certificates of achievement.

    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

    Chimp trekking permits

    Park fees

    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

    Price exclusions

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

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees



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    Frequently Asked Questions for 3 Days Trekking Trip Adventure on the Marangu Route

    Is the Marangu Route suitable for beginners?

    Absolutely! The Marangu Route is often recommended for beginners due to its well-maintained trails and comfortable huts along the way. However, adequate physical fitness and preparation are still essential.

    What is the best time of year to trek Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route?

    The best time to undertake the Marangu Route is during the dry seasons, which are generally January to March and June to October. These periods offer more stable weather conditions and clearer views.

    Are there any age restrictions for the trek?

    While there is no strict age limit, it's important to consult with a medical professional before attempting the climb, especially for older individuals or those with pre-existing health conditions.

    Do I need to hire a guide for the trek?

    Yes, it is mandatory to hire a licensed guide for any Kilimanjaro trek. Guides provide valuable support, ensure safety, and offer insights into the mountain's ecology and culture.

    What should I pack for the trek?

    Essential items include appropriate clothing for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, and personal toiletries. It is advisable to pack light while considering the necessities for the journey.

    Is altitude sickness a concern during the trek?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache or nausea, persist, it's crucial to descend to a lower altitude.

    Are there restroom facilities along the route?

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

    Can I charge my electronic devices during the trek?

    Charging facilities are limited on the mountain. It's recommended to bring portable power banks or spare batteries to ensure your devices stay powered throughout the trek.

    What kind of physical fitness is required for the trek?

    Although no technical climbing skills are necessary, a good level of fitness is important. Regular cardiovascular exercises, endurance training, and hiking on uneven terrain can help prepare you for the trek.

    Are vegetarian or vegan meal options available during the trek?

    Yes, vegetarian and vegan meal options can be accommodated. It's advisable to inform your tour operator or guide in advance about any dietary restrictions or preferences.

    What safety measures are in place during the trek?

    The trek is closely monitored, and safety measures are in place to ensure the well-being of climbers. Qualified guides and porters accompany groups, and they are trained in first aid and emergency protocols.