Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike | Tanzania | (DAY TRIP)

Days from $341 per person

Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike | Tanzania | (DAY TRIP)

Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania’s awe-inspiring icon, but you don’t have to climb it to appreciate its full splendour and the enthralling countryside surrounding it. Our Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike excursion, Sneak Peek of the Peak Hike, allows you to struggle up the first section of the legendary Marangu Route through a rainforest teeming with wildlife and chattering, curious blue monkeys. Keep an eye out for a colobus or two.

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Tour features

Season & Dates
Solo
2 Pax
4 Pax
6 Pax
Low Season
1 MAR – 31 MAY
$615
$410
$359
$341
High Season
1 NOV – 20 DEC
6 JAN – 29 FEB
$648
$432
$378
$359
Peak Season
1 JUN – 31 OCT
21 DEC – 5 JAN
$720
$480
$420
$398
Mount Kilimanjaro

Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet

Leave lively, colourful Moshi early in the morning for the trip to Marangu Gate, the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s only an hour away, but the scenery will capture you – coffee and banana fields, past charming Marangu hamlet, with Kilimanjaro rising magnificently before you. We’ll register you at the Marangu Gate (we don’t want you to go lost!) Your adventure will soon begin. The ridged route is first narrow as it winds through the rainforest. It’s lush and gloomy, with moss adorning the trees. The canopy above is alive with songs and weird rustlings – might it be a colobus? Mongoose may scurry ahead of you. You’ll also encounter fatigued hikers on their way down from the peak. Please give them a thumbs up for their efforts. The journey to Mandara Hut takes around three hours, so take a break and eat a wonderful lunch at the Hut before continuing to the short but strenuous walk to the Maundi Crater. The views to the east across Taveta and the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are spectacular on a clear day. Don’t forget to bring your camera! After taking in the scenery, you’ll climb back down to the Marangu Gate, where our van will be ready to take you back to Moshi, exhausted but delighted. This Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike is acceptable for most physically challenged individuals.

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Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Picnic lunch on the 1-day trip
  • Drinks on the hike
  • GPS-tracking service;
  • Complete medical kits;
  • Pick-up in Moshi or Arusha
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike
  • Transfer to the trailhead – entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
  • Pick-up is at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park, and the transfer is to the hotel or airport.
  • All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park ( conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides hold Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 7+years of successful mountaineering experience;
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips on personal spending monies for souvenirs, etc.
  • Travel Insurance

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