Marangu is also known as the ‘Vacationer Route’ and the This is because Marangu is the most common route on the mountain, and thus is considered popular touristy, and because the route is the only one that provide sleeping huts, which named after the cold drink like Coca Cola.
Marangu Route is the coolest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Its ascension shape is very slow and steady, letting for effortless hiking for most of the way. However, due to its status as a cool route, Marangu Route is often designated by unprepared, inexpert climbers. Similarly, only about 35 percent of the folks really make it to the Uhuru Peak the top.
The hike initiates in the south east area of the Mount Kilimanjaro at Marangu Gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more real-world and optional. The sleeping huts along the route are constructions with a dining hall and bunk beds, furnished with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the similar path, contributing to Marangu overfull feeling. It is an inexpensive climb as well, due to the nearby closeness of the gate to Moshi, the entry town, and since it is a shorter route.
Scenically, Marangu Rote is not a desirable route related to all the other routes because it limits climbers to one area of the crag, thus limiting the variety. However, Marangu Route has the finest path in the forest section of the trek. Of course, there are still countless views of the Mawenzi and it’s equally remarkable for everyone at Uhuru Peak.
Marangu Route is perfect for those who are not self-assured in their aptitude to hike over steeper trek. It’s also gorgeous for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu Route huts bid shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent excellent when climbing during the rainy season.
Marangu Route is for those who want to spend less on their climb, and do not mind troops.
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