5 Day Kilimanjaro summit climbing Marangu Route. This is the comfortable, popular route you will use which provides hut for accommodation. This route is also known as a coca-cola route. This route provides you have a scenic view, easy accessibility, high succession rate. Most of the hikers give their first choice to this route.
Day 1: Marangu gate to Mandara huts
You will be picked up from Moshi or Arusha and driven to Marangu gate for registration and ready for trekking through Montana rain forest to Mandara hut where you will have acclimatization opportunity of visiting Mound Crater then dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Mandara huts to Horombo huts
Early in the morning after breakfast you will start your journey through rain forest to Horombo hut where you will trek through moorland and get your first view of towering Kilimanjaro.
Day 3:Horombo huts to Kibo huts
The day will give you unique view as you will trek past the last water point to reach Kibo saddle the great desert(Alpine desert) betweeen Mawenzi and Kibo peaks where you will have dinner and overnight at kibo hut.
Day 4:Summit Day, Kibo huts camp to Uhuru peak to Horombo huts camp
You will wake up early in the mid night and have a light breakfast. Then you will get prepared for your wonderful summit ascent with your headlamp/flashlight. You will need warm clothes as it will be too cold until you descend. You will have a view of fabled crater and its icecaps facing you,trekking along the kibo crater rim will take you to the true summit (The Uhuru Peak) where you will spend some time for taking photos then descend to Kibo Huts where you will have a rest and lunch and descend to Horombo hut for overnight.
Day 5:Horombo huts camp to Marangu gate
Early in the morning after having breakfast you will descend to Marangu gate through Mandara hut. You have another chance to experience the rain forest. Then you will be back to Moshi or Arusha.