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The routes vary by length, difficulty, scenery, altitude profile, accessibility and (lack of) facilities. To choose the best hiking route for your Kilimanjaro climb, it is important to assess your personal priorities. [https://fairvoyage.com/kilimanjaro/routes/which-is-the-best-hiking-route-on-kilimanjaro/ Read more here]. Below are itineraries for these routes.
'''Marangu Route''' Commonly called the ''Coca-Cola Route'', because it is considered the easiest route and vendors sell Coca-Cola at some of the huts. Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Typical duration is either 5 or 6 days depending upon whether you elect to spend an extra day for acclimatization to the altitude. This is the only route that offers huts versus tents. In spite of these, do be aware that 1) a faster ascent means less time for acclimatization and a lower chance of reaching the summit and 2) it is actually colder to stay in huts compared to staying in tents. [https://
* Day 1: Marangu Gate (1980 m) - Mandara hut (2700 m). Hiking time: 5 hours