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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Kilimanjaro Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Kilimanjaro Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

You will have a chance to familiarize yourself with your guides, chefs, and porters before departing your hotel in Arusha. You will begin your journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro after completing the gate registration. A great length of the hike is spent venturing on a narrow trail that is enclosed by the evergreen rainforest. Reaching Kisambioni is a milestone as it signifies that we are at the halfway point of the trek. We will sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch. We will continue walking through the rain forests of Kilimanjaro after lunch. Our final destination is Mandara Hut. If you face the northwest, you will see the striking Mawenzi Peak which resembles a crown in the sky with its prickly edges. Turn to the east and you will see the picturesque landscapes of Taveta. Visiting on a day with clear skies will ensure that you get maximum viewing pleasure. You will spend the night in the A-frame Mandara Hut which accommodates up to seventy people and feature beds with mattresses.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Mandara Hut
  • Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

We will start heading towards Horombo Hut after breakfast. The environment will shift drastically as the 5-day Marangu Route requires us to travel through Mount Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rock-strewn desert plain with succulent plants. There will be a picnic lunch at Kambi ya Taabu during the hike. If the skies are clear, you will have a chance to witness the scenic views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. We will arrive at the Horombo Huts at approximately 3:00 pm and the afternoon can be spent relaxing. The Horombo Huts are exceptionally busy but they’re considered to be the finest huts on Mount Kilimanjaro. The little, A-frame huts can house a maximum of eight people and provide suitable lodging for hikers ascending, descending, and acclimation. They can accommodate a maximum of 120 hikers with additional room for porters, chefs, and guides.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Horombo Hut
  • Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 3

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

After breakfast, we will hike through the moorland and the alpine desert region of Mount Kilimanjaro. After hiking for about an hour, we will encounter a small mountain stream called the Maua River. Once you pass Maua, you will notice that the terrain gets smoother and the vegetation starts to diminish. We will have an appetizing lunch at the Middle Red Hill. We will continue our trek shortly after lunch and spend the next four hours travelling to Kibo on a steady incline through Mount Kilimanjaro’s saddle. The silver lining to travelling through a baron dessert is the breathtakingly stunning vista of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. You will reach the Kibo Hut in the afternoon. It is recommended that you rest and prepare for your midnight climb.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Kibo Hut
  • Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 4

Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

The final leg of your journey is the ascent to Uhuru Peak which has been awarded the title of the Roof of Africa. We will leave shortly after midnight and begin with the strenuous 5-hour hike to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. This is considered to be the least challenging of the three crater ascent paths but it is still an arduous hike. After thirty minutes of hiking, you will reach the rocky bends and twists that continue for over 600 meters or until you reach Gillman’s Point. The crater rim hike will last about 2 hours. Once you reach the summit, we have allocated time for you to take some photographs and celebrate your triumph. We will start descending to Horombo Hut, our final stop on the route. The route down the summit has magnificent views that you could not see when you were climbing the mountain. We will reach the Horombo Huts in the afternoon and you can spend the time enjoying your last moments on the mountain.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
Horombo Hut
  • Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

We will finish the trek by descending the Marangu Gate after breakfast. The final hike is simply magical. You will hike amid the gods in Mount Kilimanjaro’s tranquil cloud forest. We advise that you watch your step as the trail can be fairly slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to drive you back to Arusha. You will have an opportunity to buy sodas and souvenirs to prove that the Marangu Route was conquered. You can extend your Tanzania stay by witnessing the Big Five in Tanzania national parks for wildlife safari.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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