5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Trek for US$1295/Person

Day 1 : Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2 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.
Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into "moonscape". Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Distance: 9km/5.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman's point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly "pole pole" and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to Panama Hotel. Don't forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Distance: 20km/12.5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meal: Breakfast

 

Included in the price:

  • -- 2 Airport Transfers, from JRO Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi when you arrive, then transfer back to the Airport for your flight home.
  • -- 2 nights Hotel Lodging at Panama Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy
  • -- 3 Delicious meals a days, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
    -- All park entrance, camping and rescue fees
  • -- Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • -- Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
  • -- English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • -- Staff salaries and fees.
  • -- Transport to/from national park gates.
  • -- First aid kit and pulse oximeter.
  • -- Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
  • -- 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you..



Not included in the price:

  • -- Prices do not include sleeping bags
  • -- Gratuities
  • -- Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted
  • -- Health insurance
  • -- Visa fees
  • -- International airfare
  • -- Laundry
  • -- All Meals and drinks in Moshi town

2 Days Safari Extension After Kilimanjaro for US$450/Person - OPTIONAL