Marangu Route Kilimanjaro

Marangu Route: Budget-Friendly Trek with Hut Accommodation

Marangu route Itineraries

The Marangu route is one of the most popular routes up Kilimanjaro as it is the least expensive, is considered the least strenuous and offers basic hut style accommodation.

Since this route can be trekked in 5 days many people believe it is the easiest route but this is not the case as it offers poor acclimatisation which is why we recommend adding an additional day to your itinerary, making this a 6 day trek. The Marangu route also has a low success rate as it is often chosen by inexperienced and unprepared trekkers.

The Marangu route is also the only route that uses the same path up and down the mountain, which contributes to it being the most crowded route on Kilimanjaro. It offers a comfortable walking path with a very steady, gradual slope however lacks diverse scenery compared to other routes.

In saying that, Marangu still offers a spectacular experience with good views along the way and is an ideal route for those who are budget conscious and want hut style accommodation.

Who is this for

Tailored for the adventurous spirit, the Machame Route is designed for those confident in navigating steeper terrains and enduring prolonged treks in challenging conditions. As a less frequented route, it promises an exceptional wildlife experience and places a premium on proper altitude acclimatization.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Marangu Route

What is the Marangu Route?

The Marangu Route is one of the most popular routes up Kilimanjaro. It is known for being affordable, offering basic hut accommodation, and is often considered the least strenuous route.

How long does it take to trek the Marangu Route?

The Marangu Route can be completed in 5 days, but it is recommended to add an extra day for better acclimatization, making it a 6-day trek.

What are the advantages of the Marangu Route?

The Marangu Route offers affordability, basic hut accommodation, and is perceived as the easiest route. It also provides a comfortable walking path with a steady slope.

What are the disadvantages of the Marangu Route?

The route has a lower success rate due to it being chosen by inexperienced trekkers. It can be crowded, lacks diverse scenery, and shares the same path for ascent and descent.

Is the Marangu Route suitable for beginners?

Yes, the Marangu Route is often recommended for beginners due to its perceived ease and basic hut accommodation. However, adding an extra day for acclimatization is advised.