Coca Cola Or Tourist Route
Marangu Route is the oldest route for reaching the top of Kilimanjaro, it is also the cheapest and well established. It has earned the moniker of tourist route because of its popularity among the trekkers. Accommodation is in huts and no camping equipment is needed. Coca cola was served in the huts back in days and the tag has since stuck.
One Of The Popular Routes
It’s certainly not the easiest route but the wide, direct and comfortable paths and gradual slopes make it less challenging. Inexperienced backpackers and those lacking technical knowledge of climbing can access the Marangu Route. But it’s definitely not easy, so those with poor fitness levels should stay away. So you can follow our Health And Safety Guide On Kilimanjaro & be prepared for it.
Less Scenic And Crowded
Ascent and descent are on the same route so it gets crowded. The quick ascent means there is less time for acclimatization which one can know through the Altitude Sickness While Climbing Kilimanjaro and the main contributing factor to the low success rates, besides it being the preferred route of inexperienced, underprepared trekkers. Though the Marangu Route covers the moorlands, varied vegetation, and different climate zones, high altitude deserts and craters, it doesn’t offer much for variety as the same route is used for ascent and descent.
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