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Marangu route is one of the scenic and easy routes for those tourists climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu climbing route start from Marangu village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu route is also known as “Coca-cola route” due to its easiest, beautiful scenic and its land escarpment. Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu route feels comfortable than all other climbers using other Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro routes because Marangu route provide accommodation in huts. Been one of less breathtaking route Marangu route is one of the best route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and there is no technical climb when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu route.

Marangu route start from Marangu gate to Mandara hut and proceeded to Horombo hut, Kibo hut, Gilman’s point as well as Uhuru Peak which is the highest point in Africa at 5895 m. Marangu is also treated as ascending and descending route for itself and Rongai route following the same trend as ascending.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu route can be done for minimum of five days and considered the less expensive route climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends the route to a 6-day climbing, greatly increasing your chances of success. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu route offers not only relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route but also soft drinks, mineral water.

This extends the route to a 6-day climbing, greatly increasing your chances of success. Hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes. It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals.

 

Tanzania like any other African tropical countries has normal weather condition. During the day sunlight cover the large area and it gets humid and chill. Provided that is only 3 degrees south of the equator Mount Kilimanjaro towers above the African plains and the weather changes especially at high altitudes where temperatures can drop well below freezing point before the sun has even fully disappeared from the sky.

This being the case parking list for mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru in Tanzania can be a challenging exercise. Provided that most of the equipments can be hired in local climbing shops in Tanzania one can check with his/her wardrobe or climbing tool kits if has the full package and we however advisable to purchase one's own equipment so as to ensure maximum comfort along the journey.

In the first day climbers needs light clothes but indeed, on the summit day many climbers find that wearing every single item of clothing they have is still not sufficient to shield them from the bitter cold and arctic conditions.

The following is the parking list for the Mountain climbing in Tanzania:

Good quality hiking boots.

Thick socks.

Woven polyester, so as to control body temperature sufficiently.

Polar fleece or similar knitted materials.

Waterproof pants and a waterproof jacket.

An extra down or synthetic jacket.

Sleeping bag.

Gloves, glove liners, hats and thermal underwear.

A balaclava.

A broad rimmed hat.

A good pair of glacier glasses or sunglasses.

A kit bag and a rucksack - rucksack will be carried by climbers and kit bag will be carried on the heads of porters and advice the kit bag not exceeding 15 kilograms.

Toiletries, toilet paper, torches, batteries.

A first aid kit, water containers and water purification tablets, a camera.

Pair of binoculars, spare shoelaces.

Waterless washing liquid and hand cleaner.

NB: Marangu route is often recognized as a “Coca Cola” route because of its gentle slopes which doesn't demand much effort when trekking and the only route which provides huts accommodations. Other routes are subjected to mobile camping tents. Cappello Adventures provides oxygen kit to all mountaineers (on demand), sleeping tents, chairs, tables, dining tent, sleeping mats and cooking facilities.

 
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