On this trip, you will hike on the Marangu Route with one night at Mandara Hut and towards Horombo Hut before returning to Mandara for lunch and then hiking back. 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.
Day 1: 2-DAY KILIMANJARO TREK / Hike to Mandara Hut for overnight (LD)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your guide, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. 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 Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
Height: 5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
Distance: 7 km
Duration: 4-5 hours
Vegetation: Montane Forest
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Mandara Hut
Day 2: Hike towards Horombo then down to park gate and return to Moshi (BL)
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands towards the Horombo encampment. 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 Moshi (about 1 hour).
Height: 9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
Distance: 11 km
Duration: 3-4 hours up / 2+ hours down
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
INCLUDED IN TREKKING PACKAGE:
Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary.
Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
Meals according to the itinerary
Drinking water and Full Board Meals
All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING PACKAGE:
Travel or Medical Insurance is required, and you should ask for Recommendation.
Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain $150 per room
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MARANGU ROUTE 2 DAYS