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Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu, 8 Days, Summit Kilimanjaro, Africa

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Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu, the tallest peak in Africa for stunning views that make you feel on top of the world. Experience all that Kilimanjaro Summit has to offer, while contributing to the local community.

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All about the Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu, 8 Days, Summit Kilimanjaro, Africa.

Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu

 

Overview

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Staying in Mountain Huts

  • English Speaking Guides

  • A Challenging and Rewarding Journey

  • Taking the Marangu Route

  • Trek through forests, grasslands, alpine desert, and up to Uhuru Peak at dawn

  • Summit the Highest Peak in Africa, One of the Seven Summits (19,341 ft)

Why Do We Recommend It?

You achieve something extraordinary.

Summit one of the Seven Summits.

It’s a bucket-list trip for many.

Experienced and trusted tour operator.

10% of the cost is re-invested in the local community.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Arrive in Moshi
Day 2: Hike to Mandara Hut
Day 3: Hike to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Acclimatization day at Horombo Hut
Day 5: Hike to Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit Kilimanjaro and return to Horombo Hut
Day 7: Complete trek and return to Moshi
Day 8: International departures

Is It Right for Me?

You should be physically fit and ready for some long days of hiking. The tour is supported by porters who will transport your gear for you. However, you should be prepared to push yourself during the trek.

Expect long days and large altitude differences.

If your not sure it’s right for you, just contact us and we’ll be happy to talk it through with you.

What People Say About The Trip

The summit guides really did an incredible job keeping us safe on the final summit push and the way back. Although the conditions on the summit were severe, making it to the top was incredible. We also had an amazing group that made the trip so much fun.

Can I Go Anytime?

The tour is scheduled for specific dates and you can find those while checking availability in the fields above. However, if you don’t see any dates that work for you, just select Get In Touch and send us a quick message about what would be ideal for you. We’ll do what we can and get back to you with options to make your dream trip a reality.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: Tanzania, Africa
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Tour Starts: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Tour Ends: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Fly To: Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO
  • Fly From: Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO
  • Group Size: 12 people
  • Age: No limit

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to the expedition start date
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
  • Hut accommodations on the trail
  • 3 nights accommodation in Moshi
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guide & porter services
  • Baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • All ground transportation to/from the trail
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
  1. Day 1 MOSHI

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our team will be awaiting your arrival. Drive 1 hour to the town of Moshi to check into our partner lodge to catch up on jet lag. Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

    Peak Altitude: 2,800 ft  (853 m)

    Inclusions: Welcome dinner (two meal options + other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation; accommodations

  2. Day 2 MOSHI TO MANDARA HUT

    The adventure begins! Drive 1 hour to the Marangu Gate to get your trekking permits for Kilimanjaro National Park. Depart with only a daypack and begin your ascent through the mossy rain forest. Stop for a picnic to enjoy your box lunch before continuing the ascent. Spend the first night on the trail at Mandara Hut, a solar generated, A-frame hut. Enjoy a delicious dinner before getting some well-deserved rest.

    Total Hiking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) / 5 hours of trekking

    Peak Altitude: 8,907 ft (2715 m)

    Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services

  3. Day 3 MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

    Transition from the rain forest into the grasslands and catch your first glimpses of the Kibo Crater. Trek past the unique plant life that can live for 100 years and reach up to 16 feet tall. Pass an ancient burial ground and learn about local Chagga culture. Retire to Horombo Hut for the evening after a warm meal and great sunset views.

    Total Hiking: approximately 7.2 miles (11.6 km) / 6-8 hours of trekking

    Peak Altitude: 12,155 ft  (3705 m)

    Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services

  4. Day 4 HOROMBO HUT

    Spend a day at Horombo Hut to acclimate to the altitude. Take a short hike to Zebra Rock, a geologic phenomenon located near the hut. Don’t forget to look up at the star-covered sky with a clear view of the Milky Way. With almost no light pollution and it’s proximity to the equator, the Kilimanjaro area is an astronomer’s paradise.

    Total Hiking: approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) / 2-3 hours trekking

    Peak Altitude: 13,123 ft  (4000 m)

    Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services

  5. Day 5 HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT

    The hike continues through another microclimate – the alpine desert. This moon-like landscape gives you great views of the summit as you near 15,000 feet of elevation. Eat lunch on the trail and reach Kibo Hut by mid-afternoon. Eat an early dinner and sleep for a few hours before departing at midnight for your summit attempt.

    Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.6 km) / 6 hours trekking

    Peak Altitude: 15,518 ft  (4730 m)

    Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services

  6. Day 6 KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK TO HOROMBO HUT

    Prepare for a spectacular (and long) day! Rise just before midnight to begin the long ascent to the summit where steep switchbacks lead you to the top. Be prepared for a very cold summit with plenty of layers and enough battery to snap that summit shot. Reach Gilman’s Point (18,652 ft) at sunrise and take in the golden light before making the final push to Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro’s summit at 19,341 ft! From the summit, head back the way you came and return to Kibo Hut for a quick snack before continuing down to Horombo Hut for the night.

    Total Hiking: approximately 12.7 miles (20.4 km) / 13-16 hours trekking

    Peak Altitude: 19,341 ft  (5895 m)

    Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services

  7. Day 7 HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI

    In the morning, soak in one last view from Horombo Hut and enjoy songs with the staff members of your group. Now is a good time to tip the porters, cooks, and guides. Continue your descent past Mandara Hut and continue all the way back to the park gates. Return to Moshi for a hot shower and a celebration dinner with your team.

    Total Hiking: approximately 12.2 miles (20 km) / 6 hours trekking

    Peak Altitude: 12,155 ft  (3705 m)

    Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services

  8. Day 8 MOSHI

    Enjoy one last Tanzania coffee and say goodbye to Moshi town. OneSeed will provide airport transportation for all international departures.

    Peak Altitude: 2,800 ft  (853 m)

    Inclusions: breakfast; airport transfer

Tour Details

Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu

It’s amazing what you can achieve & experience in just 8 days Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu trip. On this African adventure, you’ll get to push yourself physically as you head to your goal at the summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak & an iconic mountain. Overnight in Mountain huts & get that proud photo from the summit. An unforgettable experience & an ideal opportunity to really escape, recharge & get inspired.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive at Moshi
Day 2: Hike to Mandara Hut
Day 3: Hike to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Rest day at Horombo Hut
Day 5: Hike to Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit Kilimanjaro and return to Horombo Hut
Day 7: Complete trek and return to Moshi
Day 8: International departures

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the Summit Kilimanjaro trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

 

Packing System: This Climb Kilimanjaro Marangu expedition includes porters for bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag.

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Sleeping Bag – $42 USD
  • Trekking Poles – $21 USD
  • Gaiters – $15 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to the expedition start date

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Moshi – to be kept in storage during the expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Wind jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (1-2)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots (which can accommodate thick hiking socks and liners)
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Hiking sock liners
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack (30 L)
  • Day pack cover
  • Water bottles (2) or bladder may be substituted for one water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • SPF 50 Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0ºF rating
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit for the lodge in Moshi
  • Bug spray
  • Balaclava
  • Toilet paper in a ziplock bag
  • Lightweight neck gaiter
  • Extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-Bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for an extended time in Tanzania (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking Poles
  • Gaiters
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Due to its elevation, Kilimanjaro contains 5 sub-climates from base to peak–bushland, rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, and arctic. Both precipitation and temperature vary greatly between each zone. Expect to hike from flat, dry plains through to rainforest and semi-alpine environments before reaching the rocky, snow-capped summit.

Because Kilimanjaro is located near the equator, the temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year. Highs at the base of the mountains are in the upper 70s and lows in lower 60s. As you increase in altitude on the mountain temperatures drop significantly and the evenings can drop well below freezing and into single digits higher up on the mountain.

The rainy season peaks in April, and late March and early May can be quite wet as well. Bringing warm clothes and good rain gear will keep you prepared for any weather you may encounter.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to the expedition start date
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
  • Hut accommodations on the trail
  • 3 nights accommodation in Moshi
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guide & porter services
  • Baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • All ground transportation to/from the trail
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals

Activity Level: Challenging

You should be fit and active. be prepared to hike all day and of course there will be elevation gains. As long as you’re reasonably fit and able to walk for several hours, then you’ll be fine. It’s always a good idea to do some preparation by going for long walks in your hiking boots leading-up to your trip.

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