This is the “Coca Cola” route. It is the easiest, shortest, and most popular trek on the mountain. This is the only route where you will sleep in huts.
Day 01: The first day climb is to Mandara Hut (2,743m)
From the park entrance, to which transport from your hotel is arranged, the climber enters the rain forest. It is a 3 hours walk to the first hut, through verdant scenery. The forest teems with bird life, and Colubus and other monkeys may be seen.
Day 02: The second day trek is to Horombo Hut (3,760m) is about ten miles and takes 5 to 6 hours.
About half an hour after leaving Mandara hut, the climber emerges from the rain forest onto alpine meadow. This is very pretty day, with splendid view possible of the two peaks and of the plains below the mountain. The vegetation is also quite spectacular especially higher up, where giant lobelias and scenes may be seen. Higher still, the vegetation becomes thinner, and the effects of altitude, commonly experienced shortness of breath, may begin to be felt.
Day 03: On the third day, the climbers will hike for 2 hours to Zebra rock for acclimatize then back to Horombo Hut for overnight.
Day 04: Climbing continues to Kibo Hut (4,730m), which is at the foot of Kibo peak.
The route takes the climber up to saddle between the peaks of Kibo and the Mawenzi, and then across the high altitude desert to the hut. Again, the climb takes about 6 hours.
Day 05: This day in the morning, you will be back from the summit at Uhuru peak (5,895m).
Climber return to Horombo for overnight.
Day 06: Then descend to Marangu Gate where the vehicle will transfer you back to your hotel (Moshi town)
The Price is 1350 USD per person for 6 days and 5 nights.
• All Park gate fees
• Mountain climbing equipments such as boot, warm clothes, climbing sticks etc
• Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
• Hut fees
• Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
• Porters’ salaries
• Rescue fees (required by national park)
• All meals on the mountain
• Cooking equipment, and eating utensils
• porters, recommended USD 100 per person for 6 days
• All climbing gears such as sleeping bag,boot,rain clothes etc