This 2 days Kilimanjaro trek, you will hike on the Marangu Route and stay one night at Mandara Hut, 2700m. The day after you will wake up early in the Morning and walk towards Horombo Hut before returning to Mandara for lunch and then hiking back. Because you have only 2 days, will not be enough for you to reach the summit. Hikers who want to get to the Top they take at least 5 or 6 days.
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. For an overnight hike you will stay at the park huts.
Day 1 : Hike to Mandara Hut for overnight
After breakfast at your hotel/lodge, you will meet your guide, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 3 hours), register and commence the climb.
You will 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 rainforest, look for towering trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
• Elevation: 1,860 m to 2,700m
• Hiking distance: 7 km
• Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours
• Habitat: Montane Forest
• Meals: Lunch, Diner
• Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut
Day 2 : Hike towards Horombo then down to park gate and return to Aruha
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands towards the Horombo huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. After lunch at Mandara, hike back to the park gate and drive back to Arusha (about 3 hour).
• Elevation: 2,700 m to 3,700 m
• Hiking distance: 11 km
• Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours up / 2+ hours down
• Habitat: Heath-land
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour cost includes:
• National Park entry fees
• Transport from Arusha to starting point on mountain and return to Arusha
• Certified, experienced, English-speaking guide, a cook and 2 porters
• Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Tour cost excludes:
• Tips for guide, cook and porters
• Airport transfers
• Accommodation and meals in Arusha
• Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.)
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