Short Hikes

Short Hikes

Itinerary Code: STTD10
Itinerary: Marangu Day Trip
Days on trek: 1

 

Itinerary Code: STTK1-3
Itinerary: Marangu Two-Day Trip
Days on trek: 2

 

Itinerary Code: STTK4-5
Itinerary: Shira Plateau Day Trip
Days on trek: 1

 

Itinerary Code: STTK4-4
Itinerary: Shira Plateau Two-Day Trip
Days on trek: 2

 

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with the summit as the goal may not on everyone’s ‘bucket-list’, therefore the Marangu route and Shira route day trips and overnight trips are perfect for those wanting to experience the highestmountain in Africa!

STTD10 Marangu day trip: 3 days, 2 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

Transfer from Moshi to Marangu. Enter the park and complete your registration at Marangu Gate (1860m). Hike through the rainforest for till Mandara Hut (2720m) in time for picnic lunch. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings. Descend through the forest trail back to the park gates where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Moshi.
Trekking time: 3-5 hours (ascent), 3-4 hours (descent)
Distance: 7km (approx. ascent), 7km (approx. descent)
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

3

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]

 

STTK1-3 Marangu two-day trip: 4 days, 3 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

Transfer from Moshi to Marangu. Enter the park and complete your registration at Marangu Gate (1860m). Hike through the rainforest for till Mandara Hut (2720m). Picnic lunch en-route at the picnic lunch spot. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings, and into the heather and moorland zone.
Trekking time: 3-5 hours (ascent)
Distance: 7km (approx. ascent)
Overnight:- Mandara Hut (2720m) [B,L,D]

3

After breakfast, descendthrough the forest trail back to the park gates where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Moshi.
Trekking time: 3-4 hours
Distance: 7km (approx.)
Overnight: Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

4

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]

 
Bronze package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn on half board (sharing)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) conservation fees (entry fees)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park hut fees (for STTK1-3)
  • KINAPA trained and certified English speaking guide/s
  • KINAPA trained and certified porter/s (for STTK1-3)
  • KINAPA trained and certified cook / chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc. (for STTK1-3)
  • All meals indicated in the itineraries [B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
  • 1 transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on trek
  • Basic first aid kit per group

Silver package includes:

  • Bronze package
  • 3 x mountain equipment of own choice (from our rental store)

Gold package includes:

  • Bronze + Silver package
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Flying Doctor’s Society Evacuation Service
  • Gold food menu items

Tour excludes:

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Single room supplement at Mountain Inn (please request prices)
  • Extra nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc. (please request prices)
  • Specialized trekking equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (please request prices)
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted on the mountain)
  • Airport or road transfers
  • International & domestic flights
  • Items of personal nature

STTK4-5 Shira Plateau day trip: 3 days, 2 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

Transfer from Moshi to the western side of the mountain, Londrossi Gate (2250m) and complete the registration formalities. You will then be driven passed the rainforest zone of the mountain to Morrum Barrier (3720m) where your hike will begin through the heather and moorland. Continue towards the rim of the Shira Plateau, Shira Cathedral and Shira Needle and explore the volcanic rock formations. Descendto Morrum Barrier where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Moshi.
Trekking time: 4-6 hours (ascent), 3-4 hours (descent)
Distance: 7km (approx. ascent), 7km (approx. descent),
Overnight: Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

3

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]

 

STTK4-4 Shira Plateau day trip: 3 days, 2 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

Transfer from Moshi to the western side of the mountain, Londrossi Gate (2250m) and complete the registration formalities. You will then be driven passed the rainforest zone of the mountain to Morrum Barrier (3720m) where your hike will begin through the heather and moorland. Continue towards the rim of the Shira Plateau, Shira Cathedral and Shira Needle and explore the volcanic rock formations. Return back to the campsite for hot dinner and overnight stay. Trekking time: 4-6 hours
Distance: 7km (approx.)
Overnight: Shira One Camp (3500m) [B,L,D]

3

After breakfast, descend through the heather and moorland to Morrum Barrier where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Moshi.
Trekking time: 3-5 hours
Distance: 7km (approx.)
Overnight: Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

4

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]

 
Bronze package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn on half board basis (1 double | twin)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) conservation fees (entry fees)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park camping fees (for STTK4-4)
  • KINAPA trained and certified English speaking guide/s
  • KINAPA trained and certified porter/s (for STTK4-4)
  • KINAPA trained and certified cook / chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc. (for STTK4-4)
  • All meals indicated in the itineraries [B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
  • Camping chairs, tables, dining tent (for STTK4-4)
  • Four or three season light dome tent per two passenger sharing (for STTK4-4)
  • 1 Transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 Transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on trek
  • Basic first aid kit per group

Silver package includes:

  • Bronze package
  • 3 x mountain equipment of own choice (from our rental store)
  • Portable toilet including toilet tent, porter, cleaning chemicals, air freshener, toilet roll

Gold package includes:

  • Bronze + Silver package
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Foldable bed
  • Flying Doctor’s Society Evacuation Service
  • Gold food menu items

Tour excludes:

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Single room supplement at Mountain Inn (please request prices)
  • Extra nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc. (please request prices)
  • Specialized trekking equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (please request prices)
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted on the mountain)
  • Airport or road transfers
  • International & domestic flights
  • Items of personal nature
Accommodation: STTK1-3: The only route with overnight accommodation in wooden huts (built in the 1980’s). Remember if you wish to book this route, availability of space in the huts has to be checked and pre-booked. We highly recommend trekkers tohave 4 season sleeping bags* during the overnights.
*4 season sleeping bags can be rented: please check our equipment rental list
 
STTK4-4: Overnight stays at campsites in Hilleberg | Vaude, 4 season, 2 person tents.We highly recommend trekkers to have warm sleeping bags* and a sleeping mattress* for the tour.
*these items can be hired on request: please check our equipment rental list
 
Price: mid-range.Please contact us for price quote.
 
Level: beginners – intermediate People traffic: high on Marangu, low on Shira