Marangu Route is also referred as the Tourist Route or the Coca Cola Route, and is both the least difficult, more convenient and the shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also the oldest of the routes in terms of when it was started to be used. 70% of all Kilimanjaro climbers choose to take this route, as it mostly consists of easy hiking.
Though this is considered the ‘easiest’ route, it also has a high failure rate (failure to summit) due to poor preparation. If you take the route seriously and prepare effectively, you’ll be fine.
Marangu is not considered as picturesque as other routes, but it has the advantage of boasting hut accommodation along the route which makes it a good choice in the rainy season as they provide convenient shelter. Climbers have options to complete this route either five days or six days.