Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Marangu Route
The Marangu Route are also known as the "Tourist Route" and the "Coca-Cola Route." This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered "touristy", and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way.
Marangu is the easiest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension profile is very gradual and steady, allowing for painless trekking for most of the way. However, due to its reputation as an easy route, unprepared, inexperienced climbers often select Marangu.
The hike begins in the southeast area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days are more practical and recommended. The sleeping huts along the route are structures with a dining hall and bunk beds, equipped with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the same path, contributing to Marangu's overcrowded feeling. It is a cheaper climb as well, do with to the close proximity of the gate to Moshi, the gateway town, and because it is a shorter route.