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This 2-day Kilimanjaro hike follows the Marangu Route, the oldest and most popular route up Mount Kilimanjaro sometimes called the “Coca Cola” route. On this trip, you will hike on the Marangu route and spend one night at Mandara hut.
The following day you will hike towards Horombo hut before returning to Mandara hut for lunch and then hiking back. You will NOT reach the summit. Climbing or trekking Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania East Africa is truly the trip of your lifetime.
For some reason, not everyone looks forward to trek to the top of Kilimanjaro famously known as Uhuru Peak which stands at 5895 meters above sea level. Some people just wanted to get a chance to experience this majestic mountain without reaching Uhuru Peak.
After pick up from Arusha city, you will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1840m). Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro National Park, we complete the necessary paperwork before starting our hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The trek soon takes us into the dense rain forest where we are surrounded by ancient trees draped with moss, giant ferns, lichen, and other indigenous vegetation. Walking through the rainforest we keep a lookout for black and white colobus monkeys, as well as other wild animals.
After a 4-hour walk, we reach our first overnight stop, the Mandara Hut (2670m). Here we rest before visiting Maundi Crater with our mountain guide. From the crater, we enjoy wonderful views of the Kenyan interior, before returning to Mandara Hut for dinner and our overnight stay.
The Marangu route is unique in offering the luxury of sleeping huts at all of the camp stops along the way. The Mandara has 60 beds and is equipped with comfortable bunk beds each with a sponge mattress and pillow. Bottled water, soft drinks, and even beer are usually available at the hut.
The huts on the Marangu trail are communal and are fitted with solar-powered lights. The bathrooms of the huts lower down on the slopes feature running water.
The following day continuing our Marangu hike up Kilimanjaro, towards Horombo hut encampment on a route that will take about 3 to 4 hours up. The climb will take us through the lower heathland with small shrubs being the main vegetation. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing.
After getting magnificent views of the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in the morning sunrise, we will start to retrace our steps (2+ hours down), heading back down to Mandara Huts for lunch then head back into the tropical rainforest reaching the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m).
At the gate, we say goodbye to our mountain guides and transfer back to Arusha bringing our memorable 2-day Kilimanjaro Hike via Marangu Route to a close.
Safari Itinerary in Summary
Day 1: Hike From Marangu Gate (1850 Meters/ 6000 Feet) – to Mandara Hut (2700 Meters/ 9,000 Feet)
Day 2: Hike from Mandara Hut (2700 Meters/ 9,000 Feet) – to (3,700 Meters/ 12,100 Feet) to – Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m)
Safari Itinerary in Detail
Day 1: Hike From Marangu Gate (1850 Meters/ 6000 Feet) to Mandara Hut (2700 Meters/ 9,000 Feet)
0830 Hours: We leave Moshi town for Marangu Gate. There we complete the required paperwork and head into the incredible Marangu forest, with its thick moss, lichens, and endless display of abundant plant life.
Walkthrough 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 rain forest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.
The route will take us through the rain forest to Mandara Hut (9000 feet) we will have an overnight here. The walk takes about 4 to 5 hours and we cover about 7 km.
Overnight at Mandara Hut
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Hike from Mandara Hut (2700 Meters/ 9,000 Feet) to (3,700 Meters/ 12,100 Feet)
After breakfast, we head out on our next day’s trek towards Horombo Huts encampment on a route that will take about 3 to 4 hours up. The climb will take us through the lower heathland with small shrubs being the main vegetation. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing.
Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. After getting magnificent views of the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in the morning sunrise, we will start to retrace our steps (2+ hours down), heading back down to Mandara Huts for lunch.
After lunch, proceed down to Marangu Gate and back to our hotel in Moshi for a hot shower, dinner, and overnight. The walk covers about 11 km. We can transfer you to Arusha upon request.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Hike 2 Days 1 Night Prices
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Hike 2 Days 1 Night Rates Includes:
Mandara Hut accommodation fees + All meals on the mountain + Salaries for all crew members + Kilimanjaro National Park entrance fees + Rescue fees (as required by the national park) + Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes + Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils & Transport from Moshi/ Arusha to starting point on the mountain and return to Moshi
|Dates From||Dates To||1 Guest||2-3 Guests Per Person||4-6 Guests Per Person||
7+ Guests Per Person
1st Jan 2023
|31st Dec 2023||1,195 US Dollars||795 US Dollars||745 US Dollars||695 US Dollars|
* On this trip, you will hike on the Marangu Route for 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
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Hike 2 Days 1 Night Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Sleeping bags and personal items
* Accommodation and meals in Moshi or Arusha
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)