Marangu route 6 days itinerary is what we recommend as it allows one day of acclimatization at Horombo on the 3rd day. Named cocacola route & considered to be the easiest rout of all, this has proved wrong as we have encountered a high failure rate on this route. This is due to that perception which leads to poor preparation and untimely attempt. Despite of being fairly easier the final part to the summit is hard. Marangu is the only route offers hut accommodation with beds & mattress. Soft drinks, mineral water, chocolate bar & beer can be purchased at the camps but trash in trash out is closely observed.
Marangu route 6 days itinerary is advisable though you can still hike for 5 days and miss the acclimatization day at Horombo which may sometime be the reason of not making it to the top. Short Tanzania safari or beach holidays in Zanzibar can be combined with your Kilimanjaro hiking upon our loge/hotel in Arusha or Moshi a day before trekking for briefing and gear checking then leave you to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities while getting ready for your trekking on next day.
Price 1600dollas per person full bord.