Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route
Countries Visted: Tanzania
1 days / Trip Code: TZA121
$790.00 (double / per person)

Trip Overview:
Combine a trek to Kilimanjaro with any trip to Tanzania. Mt Kilimanjaro hikes are available for 5,6, & 7 days depending on what level of hiking and experience you have. These are fixed dates of departure and you may join a group if you are a single traveler. Pre and post lodging and camping throughout the hike.

This Adventure Includes:
Accommodation: Twin Share Accommodation

Max Passengers: 24
Number of Crew: 2
Vehicle Type: Safari Vehicle

Days: 8 Nights: 7
Breakfast: 7
Lunch: 6
Dinner: 7

This Adventure Does Not Include:
International or domestic airfare and taxes
Tips for the guides and services as noted.

Service Level:
The Standard Level (Our Standard Level service features 2- 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation throughout the itinerary. Some meals may be provided. The standard level provides private guides and transfers.)

Physical Demand Rating:
4 (Demanding)

Departure Info:

Additional Trip Notes:
Optional adventure activities - payment of $625.00 is required - please enquire.
Other hikes and routes available - Please enquire and check out our different hikes. Guest accommodation is provided in cottages around the grounds. The cottages are of varied style, and each has its own character. Several cottages have integral central sitting rooms, which are popular with small groups travelling together. All rooms have private bathrooms with bath or shower.

For recreation, the hotel has a swimming pool and croquet lawn, or guests may simply relax in the comfortable bar and lounges, or in our lovely gardens. Birdwatchers frequently rave about the many varieties of birds (over 30 at the last count) seen around the hotel's grounds. There are also pretty walks to be had locally through the surrounding banana and coffee farms, and along the river that borders the hotel on one side. Where time permits, the colourful local markets are well worth a visit.

Adventure Type:
Budget Adventures, Classic Adventure

Budget: $501 ~ $1000

Days: 1

Day 1:
Tanzania – Moshi
Today we meet in Moshi. If you are flying in to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), we can arrange an airport transfer for you. If you are making your own way to Moshi please advise your estimated arrival time. If the weather is favourable we might get a first glimpse of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). When you arrive at the hotel you will have some time to relax. One of our representatives will brief you on what to expect in the upcoming week.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2:
Kilimanjaro National Park – Mandara Hut (2700m)
After a big breakfast we transit to the eastern side of Kilimanjaro to start our trek. Marangu Gate is at 1860m above sea level and this is where we begin. It is roughly a 7km journey through rainforest to the Mandara Huts (2700m). If you are still feeling energetic after this section you can walk to Maundi Crater for some scenic views of both Kenya and Tanzania and on a clear day, Kibo Crater. There is an evening meal and overnight stay at the Mandara Hut.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
Kilimanjaro National Park – Horombo Hut (3700m)
After a good night’s rest we have a filling breakfast before we climb out of the forest and through the moorland to Horombo Huts (3700m). The distance covered today is roughly 11km and along the way you will see some of Tanzania’s most interesting vegetation such as the giant lobelia and giant groundsel. Half way we will stop for lunch while enjoying amazing views of Mawenzi (5149m), one of Kilimanjaro’s peaks. Tonight we stay at the Horombo Hut.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
Kilimanjaro National Park – Zebra Rocks (4020m)
Today serves as an acclimatisation day. This is very important and greatly improves your chances of reaching the summit. We take a 3-4 hour trek to Zebra Rocks, so named because of the distinctive black and white stripes. A warm lunch will be waiting on your return to the hut, where an afternoon of relaxation helps prepare for the following day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
Kilimanjaro National Park Kibo Hut (4700m)
We get up at sunrise and after breakfast we set off for Kibo Huts (4700m). Again, it is roughly 12km to our destination. The first half of the hike traverses upper heath land while the second half crosses the vast saddle that connects Mawenzi and Kibo. The saddle of Kilimanjaro is alpine desert and care must be taken on this rough terrain. After dinner we need a very early night as the next day there is an extremely early start.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
Kilimanjaro National Park Uhuru Peak (Summit 5895m)
Today is ‘The Big Day’ – the summit stage. Many hours before dawn we begin the final trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro. At sunrise you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) which is the crater rim of Kilimanjaro, where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. After a further hike of 1-2 hours to Uhuru Peak (5895m) we can celebrate the accomplishment of reaching the ‘Roof of Africa’. The route back down is faster and a warm meal awaits us at the Kibo Hut. Later we continue onto the Horombo Hut where most of the mountain conquerors will be glad of an early night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
Kilimanjaro National Park - Moshi
Our journey back to Marangu Gate is about 18km of down hill, a steady descent down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2 700m) where a hot lunch is prepared for us. If you conquered the summit you will collect your summit certificate at the gate. Green for Gilman’s Point and gold for those that reached Uhuru Peak. Then we head back to Moshi for a hot shower and a well-deserved rest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8:
Tour Ends
After breakfast the tour ends, please let us know if you require any further transport.
Meals: Breakfast

Pre-Trip Travel Information:
Departure Point: Moshi
End Point: Moshi
Rates Valid: 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31

Cancellation Policy:

For More information, please review our Term & Conditions link
60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.

Required Deposit Per Person:

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

Trip PDFs:
Trail Map - Marangu Route

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