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Climb Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route

  • 5 to 7 day trekking options with 6 days our recommended.
  • Suitable for beginner to intermediate trekkers with no technical equipment or experience required.
  • Nights spent in permanent mountain huts (cabins) operated by the park
  • Many obstacles on this route are modified to make them 'hiker friendly'
  • A proffessional support team of guides, cook, waiter and porters with external monitoring (KPAP) for fair working standards on each and every trek.
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Kilimanjaro Marangu Map

Overview

Marangu route

This non-technical Kilimanjaro route is the only route to offer permanent mountain huts at each overnight stop. Marangu, also known as the ‘Coca-Cola’ route due to it’s popularity in the past however, is no longer the favored choice of the modern trekkers who prefer the longer camping based routes. Marangu approaches the Kibo cone from the Southeast and ascends and descends via the same trail which has been modified to make it more climber friendly. This is the perfect choice for amateur trekkers looking to avoid camping.

Itinerary

Click to expand the various itinerary options for this route. Itineraries indicated as * Recommended * are chosen for their duration, acclimatization and good route profile

Day 1 - Arrival and pre-climb briefing day

MoshiToday has no planned activities and is only an arrival day for you to reach your base lodge in time for a pre-climb briefing (time to be confirmed) with your mountain guide. A shared shuttle airport transfer is included from Kilimanjaro International Airport (time and flight to be confirmed) to Moshi.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: None
  • Approx trekking distance: None
  • Start Altitude: Unknown
  • End Altitude: Unknown
  • Highest Altitude reached: Unknown
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: Unknown
  • Meals included: None

Overnight (optional) at Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, outside of town center
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Marangu Hotel

Marangu Hotel

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Marangu, just outside of the park
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Bristol Cottages

Bristol Cottages

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, town center
Altitude: Unknown

Day 2 - Moshi town to Marangu gate to Mandara Hut

Kilimanjaro rainforest

You will be transferred by road from Moshi town (09:00am) to Marangu gate. After registration  you trek today through the mountain rain forest zone with your guide. You may encounter some wild animals such as colobus monkey and some bird species and plant species on your way to Mandara hut. After a rest you will then trek to the rim of Maundi Crater with a spectacular view of Mawenzi peak. Later descend back to Mandara hut.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 7km or 4.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • End Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 2775m or 9105ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +915m or +3005ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Overnight at Mandara Huts

Kilimanjaro Mandara Hut
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Rainforest, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 2775m or 9105ft

Day 3 - Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro Heather Moorland

Today’s hike is a little longer than the day before and takes you outside of the raind forest and into the heather & moorland zone ascending through the changed landscape. Today starts to feel more like a mountain trek with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi towering in the background on a clear day. You may encounter some birds along the trail and eventually come across the giant Kilimanjaro groundsels unique to the park.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 5-6 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 11km or 7mi
  • Start Altitude: 2775m or 9105ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +925m or +3035ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 4 - Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Kilimanjaro Alpine Desert

Your hike today takes you directly towards the Kibo cone steadily climbing through the alpine desert with the landscape changing dramatically as you leave the heather and moorland zone behind and journey on the barren saddle (the dip between the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks). You reach the hut in time to rest for your summit attempt tonight.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 12km or 7.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • End Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 4703m or 15430ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +1003m or +3290ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Kibo Huts

Kilimanjaro Kibo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Alpine desert, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft

Day 5 - Kibo hut to Gilman’s point to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro arctic zone

In the early morning (around 00:00am) you begin your final ascent to the summit of Uhuru peak through the arctic zone. The trek is a steep hike over loose volcanic scree through the dark and cold night and takes a slow pace in a zig-zag pattern towards Gilman’s Point (5681m or 18640ft) which is your first stop on the Kibo crater rim. From here a short (but difficult) hike remains to take you past Stella point (the first stop on the rim for those summiting from Barafu camp / the Southern circuit) and further around till Uhuru Peak (5895m or 19341ft), the highest point in Africa. You usually don’t spend that long at the peak due to the extreme altitude and will descend back down to the base camp for your breakfast / brunch. After your gear is packed up you continue the descent back through the alpine desert and  heather and moorland where you stop for the night.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 14-18 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 21km / 13mi
  • Start Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12220ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 5895m or 19431ft (Peak!)
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +1192m or 4001ft / -2195m or -7211ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 6 - Horombo Hut to Marangu gate

Kilimanjaro rainforest

Your final day on Kilimanjaro is a descent through the southeastern rain forest zone until Marangu gate where our vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Moshi town. Usually, the crew will leave you at Marangu gate and it’s a perfect opportunity to say goodbye and a great location to hand your optional tip to the crew as a token of your appreciation.

  • Approx driving distance: 1 hour
  • Approx trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 17km / 10.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12220ft
  • End Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 3700m or 12220ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: -1840m or -6120ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch

Overnight (optional) at Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, outside of town center
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Marangu Hotel

Marangu Hotel

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Marangu, just outside of the park
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Bristol Cottages

Bristol Cottages

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, town center
Altitude: Unknown

Day 7 - Departure day or continue with next activity

Safari car

Today has no planned activities and is only a departure day for you head home (time and flight to be confirmed), continue with your next tour activity or book extra nights to recover. Speak to a tour consultant for all of your options.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: None
  • Approx trekking distance: None
  • Start Altitude: Unknown
  • End Altitude: Unknown
  • Highest Altitude reached: Unknown
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: Unknown
  • Meals included: Breakfast

No overnight accommodation included

Day 1 - Arrival and pre-climb briefing day

MoshiToday has no planned activities and is only an arrival day for you to reach your base lodge in time for a pre-climb briefing (time to be confirmed) with your mountain guide. A shared shuttle airport transfer is included from Kilimanjaro International Airport (time and flight to be confirmed) to Moshi.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: None
  • Approx trekking distance: None
  • Start Altitude: Unknown
  • End Altitude: Unknown
  • Highest Altitude reached: Unknown
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: Unknown
  • Meals included: None

Overnight (optional) at Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, outside of town center
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Marangu Hotel

Marangu Hotel

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Marangu, just outside of the park
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Bristol Cottages

Bristol Cottages

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, town center
Altitude: Unknown

Day 2 - Moshi town to Marangu gate to Mandara Hut

Kilimanjaro rainforest

You will be transferred by road from Moshi town (09:00am) to Marangu gate. After registration  you trek today through the mountain rain forest zone with your guide. You may encounter some wild animals such as colobus monkey and some bird species and plant species on your way to Mandara hut. After a rest you will then trek to the rim of Maundi Crater with a spectacular view of Mawenzi peak. Later descend back to Mandara hut.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 7km or 4.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • End Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 2775m or 9105ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +915m or +3005ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Overnight at Mandara Huts

Mandara Huts
Style:
Shared mountain huts
Location:
Rainforest, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 2775m or 9105ft

Day 3 - Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro Heather Moorland

Today’s hike is a little longer than the day before and takes you outside of the raind forest and into the heather & moorland zone ascending through the changed landscape. Today starts to feel more like a mountain trek with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi towering in the background on a clear day. You may encounter some birds along the trail and eventually come across the giant Kilimanjaro groundsels unique to the park.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 5-6 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 11km or 7mi
  • Start Altitude: 2775m or 9105ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +925m or +3035ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 4 - Horombo Hut to Mawenzi ridge to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro Heather Moorland

Your hike today is designed for acclimatization and takes you towards the jagged peaks of the Mawenzi cone (Kilimanjaro’s third and generally unclimbed peak) up to the rim of the Mawenzi ridge. The alpine desert landscape here offers stunning views of both the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks before taking you back down into the heather and moorland at Horombo huts for a second night.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 10km or 6mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 4390m or 14400ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +-690m or +-2260ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 5 - Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Kilimanjaro Alpine Desert

Your hike today takes you directly towards the Kibo cone steadily climbing through the alpine desert with the landscape changing dramatically as you leave the heather and moorland zone behind and journey on the barren saddle (the dip between the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks). You reach the hut in time to rest for your summit attempt tonight.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 12km or 7.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • End Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 4703m or 15430ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +1003m or +3290ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Kibo Huts

Kilimanjaro Kibo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Alpine desert, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft

Day 6 - Kibo hut to Gilman’s point to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro arctic zone

In the early morning (around 00:00am) you begin your final ascent to the summit of Uhuru peak through the arctic zone. The trek is a steep hike over loose volcanic scree through the dark and cold night and takes a slow pace in a zig-zag pattern towards Gilman’s Point (5681m or 18640ft) which is your first stop on the Kibo crater rim. From here a short (but difficult) hike remains to take you past Stella point (the first stop on the rim for those summiting from Barafu camp / the Southern circuit) and further around till Uhuru Peak (5895m or 19341ft), the highest point in Africa. You usually don’t spend that long at the peak due to the extreme altitude and will descend back down to the base camp for your breakfast / brunch. After your gear is packed up you continue the descent back through the alpine desert and  heather and moorland where you stop for the night.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 14-18 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 21km / 13mi
  • Start Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12220ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 5895m or 19431ft (Peak!)
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +1192m or 4001ft / -2195m or -7211ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 7 - Horombo Hut to Marangu gate

Kilimanjaro rainforest

Your final day on Kilimanjaro is a descent through the southeastern rain forest zone until Marangu gate where our vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Moshi town. Usually, the crew will leave you at Marangu gate and it’s a perfect opportunity to say goodbye and a great location to hand your optional tip to the crew as a token of your appreciation.

  • Approx driving distance: 1 hour
  • Approx trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 17km / 10.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12220ft
  • End Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 3700m or 12220ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: -1840m or -6120ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch

Overnight (optional) at Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, outside of town center
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Marangu Hotel

Marangu Hotel

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Marangu, just outside of the park
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Bristol Cottages

Bristol Cottages

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, town center
Altitude: Unknown

Day 8 - Departure day or continue with next activity

Safari car

Today has no planned activities and is only a departure day for you head home (time and flight to be confirmed), continue with your next tour activity or book extra nights to recover. Speak to a tour consultant for all of your options.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: None
  • Approx trekking distance: None
  • Start Altitude: Unknown
  • End Altitude: Unknown
  • Highest Altitude reached: Unknown
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: Unknown
  • Meals included: Breakfast

No overnight accommodation included

Day 1 - Arrival and pre-climb briefing day

MoshiToday has no planned activities and is only an arrival day for you to reach your base lodge in time for a pre-climb briefing (time to be confirmed) with your mountain guide. A shared shuttle airport transfer is included from Kilimanjaro International Airport (time and flight to be confirmed) to Moshi.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: None
  • Approx trekking distance: None
  • Start Altitude: Unknown
  • End Altitude: Unknown
  • Highest Altitude reached: Unknown
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: Unknown
  • Meals included: None

Overnight (optional) at Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, outside of town center
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Marangu Hotel

Marangu Hotel

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Marangu, just outside of the park
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Bristol Cottages

Bristol Cottages

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, town center
Altitude: Unknown

Day 2 - Moshi town to Marangu gate to Mandara Hut

Kilimanjaro rainforest

You will be transferred by road from Moshi town (09:00am) to Marangu gate. After registration  you trek today through the mountain rain forest zone with your guide. You may encounter some wild animals such as colobus monkey and some bird species and plant species on your way to Mandara hut. After a rest you will then trek to the rim of Maundi Crater with a spectacular view of Mawenzi peak. Later descend back to Mandara hut.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 7km or 4.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • End Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 2775m or 9105ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +915m or +3005ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Overnight at Mandara Huts

Kilimanjaro Mandara Hut
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Rainforest, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 2775m or 9105ft

Day 3 - Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro Heather Moorland

Today’s hike is a little longer than the day before and takes you outside of the raind forest and into the heather & moorland zone ascending through the changed landscape. Today starts to feel more like a mountain trek with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi towering in the background on a clear day. You may encounter some birds along the trail and eventually come across the giant Kilimanjaro groundsels unique to the park.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 5-6 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 11km or 7mi
  • Start Altitude: 2775m or 9105ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +925m or +3035ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 4 - Horombo Hut to Zebra rocks to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro Heather Moorland

Your hike today is designed for acclimatization and takes you on the diverted path from Horombo to the Zebra rocks formation within the heather and moorland zone before taking you back down to the huts for a second night.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 8km / 5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 4010m or 13155ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +-310m or +-1015ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 5 - Horombo Hut to Mawenzi ridge to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro Heather Moorland

Your hike today is designed for even further acclimatization and takes you towards the jagged peaks of the Mawenzi cone (Kilimanjaro’s third and generally unclimbed peak) up to the rim of the Mawenzi ridge. The alpine desert landscape here offers stunning views of both the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks before taking you back down into the heather and moorland at Horombo huts for a third night.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 10km or 6mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 4390m or 14400ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +-690m or +-2260ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 6 - Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Kilimanjaro Alpine Desert

Your hike today takes you directly towards the Kibo cone steadily climbing through the alpine desert with the landscape changing dramatically as you leave the heather and moorland zone behind and journey on the barren saddle (the dip between the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks). You reach the hut in time to rest for your summit attempt tonight.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 12km or 7.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft
  • End Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 4703m or 15430ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +1003m or +3290ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Kibo Huts

Kilimanjaro Kibo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Alpine desert, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft

Day 7 - Kibo hut to Gilman’s point to Uhuru peak to Horombo Hut

Kilimanjaro arctic zone

In the early morning (around 00:00am) you begin your final ascent to the summit of Uhuru peak through the arctic zone. The trek is a steep hike over loose volcanic scree through the dark and cold night and takes a slow pace in a zig-zag pattern towards Gilman’s Point (5681m or 18640ft) which is your first stop on the Kibo crater rim. From here a short (but difficult) hike remains to take you past Stella point (the first stop on the rim for those summiting from Barafu camp / the Southern circuit) and further around till Uhuru Peak (5895m or 19341ft), the highest point in Africa. You usually don’t spend that long at the peak due to the extreme altitude and will descend back down to the base camp for your breakfast / brunch. After your gear is packed up you continue the descent back through the alpine desert and  heather and moorland where you stop for the night.

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx trekking time: 14-18 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 21km / 13mi
  • Start Altitude: 4703m or 15430ft
  • End Altitude: 3700m or 12220ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 5895m or 19431ft (Peak!)
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +1192m or 4001ft / -2195m or -7211ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch, dinner

Overnight at Horombo Huts

Kilimanjaro Horombo Huts
Style: Shared mountain huts
Location:
Heather & moorland, Kilimanjaro National Park
Altitude: 3700m or 12140ft

Day 8 - Horombo Hut to Marangu gate

Kilimanjaro rainforest

Your final day on Kilimanjaro is a descent through the southeastern rain forest zone until Marangu gate where our vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Moshi town. Usually, the crew will leave you at Marangu gate and it’s a perfect opportunity to say goodbye and a great location to hand your optional tip to the crew as a token of your appreciation.

  • Approx driving distance: 1 hour
  • Approx trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Approx trekking distance: 17km / 10.5mi
  • Start Altitude: 3700m or 12220ft
  • End Altitude: 1860m or 6100ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 3700m or 12220ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: -1840m or -6120ft
  • Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch or lunch

Overnight (optional) at Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, outside of town center
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Marangu Hotel

Marangu Hotel

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Marangu, just outside of the park
Altitude: Unknown

Overnight (optional) at Bristol Cottages

Bristol Cottages

Style: Mid-range lodge
Location:
Moshi, town center
Altitude: Unknown

Day 9 - Departure day or continue with next activity

Safari car

Today has no planned activities and is only a departure day for you head home (time and flight to be confirmed), continue with your next tour activity or book extra nights to recover. Speak to a tour consultant for all of your options.

  • Approx driving distance: 1-2 hours
  • Approx trekking time: None
  • Approx trekking distance: None
  • Start Altitude: Unknown
  • End Altitude: Unknown
  • Highest Altitude reached: Unknown
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: Unknown
  • Meals included: Breakfast

No overnight accommodation included

Price, includes, add-ons and excludes

Prices depend on your group size, exact route chosen, dates of travel and much more. You can see our standard includes, optional extras / add-ons / comfort upgrades and standard excludes below.

Standard packages usually include

  • All taxes and VAT applicable
  • Optional shared return airport shuttle transfers from / to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • 1 night(s) before the climb at a pre climb lodge in Moshi on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night(s) after the climb at a post climb lodge in Moshi on bed and breakfast basis
  • All National Park conservation, park entry, hut and rescue fees for applicable
  • Trained, certified, and experienced English-speaking Mountain guide/s
  • 1 x luggage porter carrying personal luggage of 15kg per person max
  • 1 x bed space in the shared mountain huts (allocated by the park) with a basic sleeping mattress provided by the park
  • Trained and experienced personal mountain cook and waiter porter
  • All meals on the mountain and eating utensils and cutlery
  • Pre-climb briefing and equipment check with the guide in Moshi
  • 1 x transfer from a Moshi based lodge to park gates per group including crew transfer for remote gate (Rongai or Lemosho gates)
  • 1 x transfer from park gates to a Moshi based lodge per group
  • Luggage storage while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st hut onwards)
  • Twice daily health checks with guides and a high-grade medical oximeter
  • 1 Emergency oxygen cylinder per group and first aid kit
  • Sanitizers, and small personal wash basin
  • Shared public toilet facilities at public huts
  • 1 x approx. 100Ltr rubberized hold all bag / packsack for personal duffel bag

Optional extras, add-ons and comfort upgrades

  • Extra Pre climb or post climb accommodation
  • Additional emergency oxygen cylinders
  • Comfort upgrades such as an upgraded menu, celebration items etc.
  • Private airport / non-group gate transfers and out of Moshi transfers
  • Domestic flights
  • One day trips
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership
  • Extra guides or porters
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, duffel bags etc.
  • Pre-included tip / fair living wage salary
  • Extra days on the mountain

Standard packages usually exclude

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Single hut
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Water on first day of trek
  • Metal & hard plastic water bottles, water bladders etc. (note: soft plastics are not permitted on the mountain)

KPAP and fair treatment of your crew

The exploitation and mistreatment of porters can be a troubling challenge in the climbing industry. By climbing with us - a qualified KPAP Partner company - you can be assured that your porters are well taken care of.

KPAP

An 'undercover' KPAP porter monitors us on each and every Kilimanjaro trek.

  • Porters and crew are paid at least a fair minimum wage agreed with their unions.
  • Salaries are all paid within 2 working days from the descent of a climb.
  • Transparent tipping procedures to ensure porters receive the full tip intended for them.
  • Fair tipping recommendations for both the climber and crew.
  • Loads carried by our porters do not exceed 20kg of company gear.
  • Porters are provided with three meals per day on the mountain.
  • Crew are provided with proper shelter and sleeping dedicated for them.
  • Equal climbing opportunities to all porters registered with our company
  • We inspect crew gear each trek to ensure proper kit is taken for a safe trek.
  • Transport for crew is provided to remote gates (Rongai / Lemosho).

The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project independently monitors everyone of our treks for fair treatment standards to ensure unbiased reporting of our treks and the best working conditions for your crew. Click to read more.

When to visit

These recommendations are based on weather patterns and trends. Mountains are extremely unpredictable and we always recommend you to be prepared for any weather outcome regardless of the predicted season.

Excellent time

January, February, July, August, September, October

Within our predicted dry season, these months generally have dry conditions and good mountain weather making the trek more achievable. These are also the busiest months and you may find all routes are busy in this period.

Good time

March, June, November, December

These months generally are between our dry season and wet season where conditions are generally dry on the mountain however you may still experience some rain. These are generally great months for those looking to avoid the crowds as most will  travel in the excellent time above.

Mixed time

April, May

Our predicted 'long rain' season in Tanzania where the chances of rain are high and downpours can be heavy (tropical!) and make trekking very difficult. For a seasoned mountaineer this can be a great time to avoid all of the crowds who usually skip these months.

Other routes

If this isn't the right route for you, some of the below are alternative routes to consider.

Combine with

This package is usually combined with one of the below. We can also tailor a custom itinerary combining any of our packages for you.

Planning a trek

Need some help planning a Kilimanjaro trek?

Please visit our dedicated section below to find out more about private or group treks, when to climb, getting to Kilimanjaro / Tanzania, visas, documents, choosing a route, training for your climb, health and vaccines, Kilimanjaro packing list, hiking boots, rental equipment, tipping, insurance, money:

What to expect

Want to find out more about what to expect from a Kilimanjaro trek with Shah Tours?

Please visit our dedicated section below to find out more about your mountain crew, safety on the mountain, AMS and mountain sickness, food, drink, equipment, comfort upgrades, toilets and bathrooms, emergency oxygen, communicating on the trek, weather, park rules and luggage:

Why us

Why choose Shah Tours for your Kilimanjaro trek?

As one of Kilimanjaro's oldest and longest serving Kilimanjaro operators, we are one of the best providing: 35+ years experience, family owned and operated, high quality equipment and fleet, responsible and externally monitored, superior & experienced guides, safe, secure and reliable with over 2000+ happy clients each year:

FAQs and blog

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