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1 Day Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (0)
from/per person $280
  • Day Excursion
  • Camping
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Hotel Included
  • Huts
  • Kids Allowed

Description

lemosho route

The Marangu Route, which has traditionally been most popular, usually takes five days and four nights to reach to Uhuru peak and return, although an extra night is recommended to help acclimatisation. Geologically, Kilimanjaro is a relative newcomer to the Rift Valley and did not even exist between one and two million years ago. At that time, where Kilimanjaro now stands there was just an undulating plain with a few old eroded mountains. But that all changed with movements of the earth’s crust associated with the rift. Lava poured out from the fractures that were created and eventually gave rise to an enormous ridge, which is now represented by the nearby peaks of Ol Molog, Kibongoto and Kilema.

Tour HIGHLIGHTS

Guided by a professional and friendly mountain crew 

Two Nights Hotel Accommodation in Moshi 

Spot black and white colobus monkey

Transport to and from the airport is included 

Three meals per day are included 

Tour details

Availability:

You can climb Kilimanjaro all year around. Depend on the what time of the year you wish to travel then we have both private and open group Kilimanjaro tours which you can join, Let us know your preferable time of travel and we will help you arrange your adventure tour in Tanzania.

Weather:

Depend on the time of your travel, weather in Kilimanjaro is unpredictable, you can experience anything from hot to humid and to freezing, it is advisory to read thriller our Kilimanjaro clothing and equipment guide so you can have the best trek experience in terms of weather.

Bookings:

You can pay by our online payment system . We also accept payment in cash on arrival or deposit to our bank account 7 days before tour starts. Read our Terms and Conditions

Tour Start:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Our driver guide will be at the airport holding a paper written your name ready to pick you up and drive to the hotel in Moshi

Tour Ends:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Depends on what you wish to do after your trek (i.e Going on Safari or Travel to Zanzibar) our driver guide will drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Duration:

1 Day

Tour Type:

Private

Min Age:

12+

Guide Method:

Instructor /Live Guide

Physical Rating:

Challenging

Trek Difficulty:

Difficult

Tour proposal

Tour Itinerary


Once arrived at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver-guide will pick you up from the airport arrival gate and then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. Once in the Hotel, our Kilimanjaro mountain guide will meet and pre-briefing you about your upcoming trek adventure as well as check if you have all the necessary mountain gears, unless you do not have some of the equipment then you can rent before starting the trek.

Time: 1 Hour Drive

Distance: 47km

Accommodation: More Than A Drop

 

Day 1

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut then to Marangu Gate

Your Kilimanjaro guide will meet you at the Hotel (Moshi Town) in the morning at 8:30 after your breakfast and he will be together with the driver who will drive you towards Marangu gate about a 45km drive from Moshi town. Once arrived at the Marangu gate (1,800m/5,905ft) your guide will register you for the park fees while you prepare to start the trek.

You will start walking for about 3 to 4 hours to Mandara Hut, which is the first stop when climbing the Marangu route, the rainforest is home to animals like monkey also contain incredible vegetation and while walking your guide will point important flora and fauna that will be interesting to know, also explain the history, vegetation and nature of the Moutain Kilimanjaro. During your climb, you will meet other people coming from the peak and you can always give a high five. Once arrived at Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft), you will take a short rest, having your hot local lunch which is famous to Chagga tribe (Machalari). Afterwards, you will have a short walk to Maundi crater which is also a good feature to see before walking back to Marangu gate. Walking down to the gate will take about 2 hours, you can always take your time to learn more and remember those you did miss out during your climb on the way up. After arriving at the Marangu gate the driver will be there waiting for you ready to drive you back to the Hotel. You will be having the best day hike trip to Kilimanjaro National park with nice photos and memories.

Time: 8-9 Hours

Distance: 16 km/15 miles

Habitat: Rain Forest

Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft

Accommodation: More Than A Drop

 

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Accommodation


2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Moshi Town (Optional)

Total - 2 Nights Accommodation

Meal Plan


We provide three meals per day during your tour and only breakfast during a stay in a booked accommodation. During this tour you will have the following meals plan:

Breakfast - 3
Lunch - 1
Dinner - 0

For any special dietary requirements e.g vegetarian. Please, Let us know in advance.

Things to Do (Optional)


Moshi Photo Walk

Arusha Photo Walk

Lake Chala

Coffee Tour

Materuni Waterfall

Maasai Boma Culture

Kikuletwa Hotspring

Marangu Waterfall

Lake Duluti

Ilkidinga Waterfall

Zanzibar Island

Tour Includes


1 Pick up and 1 Drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Accommodation in Moshi, before and after trekking Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro park fees, Rescue fees, camping/hut fees

Government Taxes

Local and Friendly Certified English-speaking mountain guides

Porters to carry luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg

Lunch box meal on the mountain

Transport to/from the hotel to the Gate

Emergency First Aid Kit

Drinking water during your trek

All Porters, Guides and Cook Fees

Tour Excludes


Travel Insurance

Sleeping Bag See Renting Prices

A portable flush toilet See Renting Prices

Meals outside your itinerary (Lunch and dinner at your Hotel in Moshi)

International visa for Tanzania Apply Now

International /Domestic Flight

Anything of personal nature

Tips. Tipping guide per group per day, not per climber

Guides: US$20 per day. Cook: US$15 per day. Porter: US$10 per day

What to Bring


The summits of Mt Kilimanjaro are covered in glaciers and snow, and the temperature at night often drops to below -10c to -15c so you are going to need a good sleeping bag. A closed mattress is also advisable if you are going to sleep on the ground as it provides the necessary insulation under your body and is far more comfortable and are provided by us during your trekking. A good set of warm clothes is equally important and that should include some sort of headgear and gloves. As it can rain at any time of year and heavily — you will also need waterproof clothing. A decent pair of hiking boots is an advantage for this trek. A pair of joggers is quite adequate most of the time though it’s a good idea to have a pair of thongs, sandals or canvas tennis shoes to wear in the evening at the camp if your main shoes get wet.

Remember that it’s not a good idea to sleep in clothes which you have worn during the day because the sweat which your day clothes absorb from your skin keeps them moist at night and so reduces their heat-retention capabilities. If you don’t intend to stay in the huts along the way you’ll need a tent and associated equipment which we normally provide. Unless you intend to eat only canned and dried food along the way (not recommended) our mountain local professional chef have basic cooking equipment and a water container to refill your bottles with treated and filtered water from the mountain streams with a capacity of at least one to three-liter per person every day. Our porters have the rucksack that they can carry your luggage including theirs with a limited of 20kg per person, so bring as little as you can (with a maximum of 15kg).  

If you wonder want to bring during your trek, below is the list of the important equipment even though all the gear you need for the trek can be hired in Moshi at the mentioned pice for the whole trek.

Read All Equipment List

General FAQ


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KILIMANJARO ROUTES:

Lemosho, Machame, Shira which approaches Kilimanjaro on the western side of the mountain are regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro while using camping accommodation and they are routes which takes more days on the mountain. The Marangu Route is the route most taken by people, being the easiest way up the mountain with hut accommodation which consists of a group of comfortable wooden A-frame with bunk beds and mattress. The Rongai is coming from the north side of the mountain and this trail is as well only for camping but not scenic as that of western of the mountain since it receives a short period of rain. Lemosho and Machame, Umbwe and Shira routes descend down to Mweka gate while Marangu and Rongai descend down via Marangu route to the gate. Learn More from our Guide to Kilimanjaro Routes.


WHICH QUALIFICATION DOES THE GUIDE HAVE?

All our guides are trained and approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (TANAPA) before awarded the certificate and License to carry out the service for mountain guiding. During low seasons (March to May) all of our guides undergo different training based on mountain guiding and first aid techniques.


HOW ABOUT YOUR LUGGAGE?

Our esteemed porters will be responsible to carry your pieces of luggage with the limit of 20kg  which means you need to bring less with a maximum of 15kg and the rest of your belonging which are not in use during the climb can be stored in the Hotel in Moshi town. You will need to bring your backpack with you which you can put your essential belongings and personal stuff that you need them regularly during a day and the rest can stay with porters until you arrive at the campsite.


IF IT BECOME DIFFICULT FOR ME, CAN I TURN AND DESCEND DOWN?

The answer is yes, you can always turn around whenever you feel that you can not continue with a trek and you will be escorted with the assistant guide/porter and descend down to the gate where you will find the transport ready to pick you up and drive you to the Hotel.


KILIMANJARO CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT:

No specialist equipment is required to climb Kilimanjaro but you do need a strong pair of good boots, and plenty of warm clothing, including gloves, a woollen hat and waterproof overclothes. You also need a sleeping bag and a small mattress or air bed. If you lack any of these, they can be hired in Moshi town at a very reasonable price. Read More about Clothing and Equipment rent.


KILIMANJARO WEATHER:

At Kilimanjaro mountain, the temperatures will decrease as you move through Mount Kilimanjaro's ecological zones. On the plain area the temperature will go up to 30 c while after 3000m the temperature will hit to 5 to 15 c during a day and At the summit, Uhuru Point, the night time temperatures can range between -7 to -29 c. Due to Mount Kilimanjaro's great height, the mountain creates its own weather. Learn more about the ultimate guide to Tanzania Weather and Climate.

Read All Kilimanjaro FAQ


 

Location


Marangu Route

The Marangu Route, which has traditionally been most popular, usually takes five days and four nights to reach to Uhuru peak and return, although an extra night is recommended to help acclimatisation. Geologically, Kilimanjaro is a relative newcomer to the Rift Valley and did not even exist between one and two million years ago. At that time, where Kilimanjaro now stands there was just an undulating plain with a few old eroded mountains. But that all changed with movements of the earth’s crust associated with the rift. Lava poured out from the fractures that were created and eventually gave rise to an enormous ridge, which is now represented by the nearby peaks of Ol Molog, Kibongoto and Kilema.

Cancelation Policy


CANCELLATION:

To secure a booking  for this tour, 20% of the total cost should be paid upfront (Can be via Online Payment System or Bank Transfer). Remaining balance should be paid 14 days prior tour departure or with cash on the arrival day. Free cancellation up to 7 days prior departure. Read More About our Terms of Condition.

PAYMENT:

We accept payment via Bank Transfer and Online payment system with credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Amex. Once make a payment please send us the receipt confirmation and we will confirm your booking immediately. In case you will get any trouble while making payment e.g.. transaction failed. Please Contact us for more assistance.

RESERVATION:

You can also reserve a space without make a payment. Our travel expert will keep in touch while you are waiting to make payment in the future/ arrival days.

CASH:

We accept only TSH, USD, EURO and GBP in terms of cash and it has to be on arrival, one day before starting the tour.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

We advise you to take out Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Read More about Travel Insurance while in Tanzania.

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