1 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking

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1 Day Kilimanjaro day trip

On this Kilimanjaro 1 day trekking trip, we will start from the hotel or lodge and drive to Marangu gate, the Headquarters office, where you will register and then begin your hike from there. You will walk up to Mandara Hut for lunch. You will NOT reach the summit.

All short treks on Kilimanjaro are private, and you can start on any day of the year.

The short treks achieved for people who like to hike but reaching the summit is not a must-do allows one to experience the excitement of trekking on the highest peak on the African continent.

All trekking inside Tanzania National Park requires the service of a certified Kilimanjaro guide, and the Marangu route is the only route where short treks are allowed.

1 Day Kilimanjaro day trip itinerary

Soon after breakfast at your hotel or lodge, you will meet your guide, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu Headquarters Office (about 3 hours from Arusha), register, and begins the hike.

The walk will go through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts, 2720m above sea level. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a better way to see the surroundings between Northern Tanzania and Kenya terrene. In the rainforest, look for towering trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys. After lunch, hike back to the park gate and drive back to Arusha for a hot shower, dinner, and overnight.

Route Summary Description

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Elevation: 1,970m/6,463ft to 2720m/8,924ft
  • Hiking distance: 7 km ascend and another 7 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours ascend / 2 – 3 hours descent
  • Habitat: Montane Forest/Heath-land
  • Meals: Lunch

Please, contact us at info@zorillasafaris.com for our current prices and more information about this trip!

The Inclusions and Exlusions on 1 Day Kilimanjaro day trip

Services included

  • Transport from Arusha to the starting point on the mountain and a return to Arusha
  • National Park gate fee
  • A certified, experienced, English-speaking guide/s
  • The packed lunch and bottled drinking water

Services excluded

  • The tip for guide/s
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Accommodation and meals in Arusha or elsewhere
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.)

Please, contact us at info@zorillasafaris.com for our current prices and more information about this trip!

The Trekking Gear for 1 Day Kilimanjaro day trip

For the Head

Sun Hat, Walking pole/s (optional), Sunglasses, Sunscreen (SPF 25+), Lip Balm (SPF 25+)


A shirt or T-shirtwaterproof jacket, pair of waterproof trousers, and convertible hiking pants

For the Feet

Thin sock liners (1 pair), Wool hiking socks (1 pair), Good- broken-in hiking boots or the light pair of boots, Gaiters (optional)

For Hiking

Day pack (no larger than 2,200cu), Water bladder 100oz/3ltr or a bottle, Rain cover for the pack

Personal Items

Toiletries, a Small first aid kit, Wet wipes, Camera, Bug spray, Malaria pills, and Cash for tipping! 

Please, contact us at info@zorillasafaris.com for our current prices and more information about this trip!

    If you would like to climb another route or you wish to go on safari after or have your customer-made itinerary, please, contact us at info@zorillasafaris.comto arrange a private climb or safari based on your specific desire.