On this Kilimanjaro day trip, we will start from the hotel/lodge, and drive to the park gate (Marangu HQ office), where you will register and then start your hike from there. You will walk up to Mandara Hut for lunch. You will NOT reach the summit.
All short treks are offered on a private basis, and you can start on any day of the year.
The short treks are geared for people who like to hike but reaching the summit is not a “must do”, and allow one to experience the excitement of hiking on the highest peak on the African continent.
All trekking inside of the Tanzania National Park require the services of a certified Kilimanjaro guide, and the Marangu route is the only route where short treks are allowed.
Day 1 : Hike From Hotel/lodge to Mandara Huts and back to the Hotel/lodge
After breakfast at your hotel/lodge, you will meet your guide, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 3 hour from Arusha), register and commence the climb.
Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rain-forest, look for towering trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
After lunch, hike back to park gate and drive back to Moshi.
• Elevation: 1860m to 2700m
• Hiking distance: 7 km
• Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours up / 2 – 3 hours down
• Habitat: Montane Forest
• Meals: Lunch
Tour price includes:
• National Park gate fees
• Transport from Arusha to starting point on mountain and return to Arusha
• Certified, experienced, English-speaking guide
Tour price excludes:
• Tips for guide
• Airport transfers
• Accommodation and meals in Arusha
• Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.)
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