The Marangu route is also known as the “Tourist route” and the “Coca-Cola route.” This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain. It is the only route that offers sleeping huts, along the way
Marangu is considered the easiest route. It’s ascension profile is very gradual and steady, allowing for painless trekking most of the way. However, due to its reputation as an easy route, Marangu is often selected by unprepared, inexperienced climbers, therefore it only has a summit success rate of 35%!
The trek begins in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended. The sleeping huts along the route are structures with a dining hall and bunk beds, equipped with mattresses and pillows. The descent follows the same path back down the mountain.
Scenically, Marangu is not a the best choice although, it is the best trail for rainforest