Day 1: Nairobi – Moshi
7-Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
7-Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, we will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel and thereafter, depart for Arusha, arriving in time for lunch and then proceed to Moshi. Spend the afternoon organizing any gear you require for the trek. Overnight at a hotel in Moshi.
Day 2: Moshi – Mandara
It takes not more than one hour to reach Marangu gate, passing through the villages located on the lower slopes of the Mountain. At the gate you will have to register all the important details like names, Nationality, and passport number. While the registration process is taking place, porters will be sorting and weighing the luggage. You will have spare time to move around taking photos and reading the historical information of Kilimanjaro Mountain.
After all process is completed, you will slowly start hiking, passing through the rain forest to the first point, Mandara Hut, where you will spend the rest of the day, for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Mandara hut to Horombo hut.
After breakfast at Mandara Hut, you will start hiking to Horombo hut, 11km from Mandara, and it may take up to 7 hours. The trail passes through the short stretch of forest to the base of Maundi crater, and you will have a time to take a short tour to the rim of the crater. Once you reach at Horombo hut, you will have a rest, dinner, and overnight.
DAY 4:Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. (Summit overnight)
Hike to Kibo hut, passing through the alpine desert habitat. Distance from Horombo to Kibo is 9.6km and the approximated time is up to 6 hours. At Kibo hut you will have a hot lunch, rest, and early dinner because you are supposed to bed as early as possible.
DAY 5: Summit to Kibo hut-Horombo hut.
Summit night attempt
You will wake up around 01:00am, preparing yourself with the summit gears; remember to have enough warm clothing and gears that will accommodate up to -10 Celsius. Guides will lead you slowly to hike up, passing through Hans Meyer cave to Gilman’s point (5681m), before finishing at Uhuru Peak (5,895m). Congratulation! You have made it to the top of Africa; you are now standing at the Africa’s highest point ‘Uhuru Peak’.
The dawning of the fourth day might still catch you at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, if it’s not so much cold, you will have enough time to take photos of your lifetime adventure in Tanzania. After all is done at the top, you will slowly descend to Kibo hut, where you will have a short rest and breakfast, then descending to Horombo hut where you will have rest, lunch, dinner, and overnight.
DAY 6: Horombo hut to Marangu gate.
After breakfast, you will hike down using the same trail as when you ascended. Distance now is 19km, because you will skip Mandara hut point, it will take up to 7 hours. At Marangu gate you will to sign out, receiving certificates, followed by an hour-private drive to the hotel in Moshi.
Rise Gain: 943 meters (3,000 feet) Walking Time:3-4 hours Distance:7km
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi on the morning or afternoon shuttle arriving at 01.00 p.m or 06.30 p.m.