Kilimanjaro Climb via Marangu – 5 days

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Pick up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi town. There after,  you will meet your guide who will brief about Kilimanjaro Trekking Safaris.  Therefore, you will also check the equipments to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. But, the missing gear can be rented on this day.
Meals: No Meals Included

Day 2: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700am)

Therefore, after breakfast, heading to the Marangu gate for Kilimanjaro Trekking Safaris. But, Once the permit is out, your trek  begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Therefore, the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates. But, after a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater. This is where you can enjoy Kilimanjaro Trekking Safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking.

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi

Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline.Then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and  Masai steppe.

Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi

Approx. time taken: 9 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal. then an early night, as the night will be short.

Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi

Approx. time taken: 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m.  The climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m). – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro. This is where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. So, You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours. Then you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi

Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m). Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest. During 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides. Then transfer to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower. finally celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi

Approx. time taken: 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 7: Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town.

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