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
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-shirt, waterproof 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)
Day pack (no larger than 2,200cu), Water bladder 100oz/3ltr or a bottle, Rain cover for the pack
Toiletries, a Small first aid kit, Wet wipes, Camera, Bug spray, Malaria pills, and Cash for tipping!