Pick up from your hotel in Moshi followed by a briefing by the guide. Depart to Kilimanjaro National park gate.
Before you start the hike, you will be given a healthy and balanced lunch box that will be taken upon arrival at Mandara Hut. Please inform us if you have any special diet needs so that our chef can prepare a lunch box that meets your requirements. It is also important to inform us if you have any allergies so that we are sure we have given you the right lunch box..
One advantage of this day trip is that you will not be required to have any special Mountain climbing gears. All that you need for this trek is comfortable clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a rain coat in case it rains on your way up or down. Please remember to have your sunscreen on to protect your skin from the sun especially on the hot days.
You will drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate and on a clear day our driver will stop at different places where you can take good pictures of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The driver and the guide will be there to answer any question you might have regarding Mt. Kilimanjaro and the area around the great Mountain.
On reaching the Kilimanjaro National Park gate you will register yourself on the guests’ registration book at the Kilimanjaro National Park reception. For adults, your passport is not required but you will be needed to fill the following details in the registration book. Your names/ Your home address/Nationality/Age/Gender/ Passport No. Children below 16 years qualify for a discount and hence are required to have their passport with them to prove their age.
After all the registration is done, you will depart Marangu gate and start the walk to Mandara hut. You will walk for about 3-4 hours to the first hut (Mandara hut) and you will arrive there in the afternoon. There is no hurry and you are allowed to walk slowly as you enjoy nature and the vegetation.
On reaching Mandara hut you will register yourself having had a wonderful hike. You will take your lunch box at Mandara hut, rest for a while and take good photos of the place. After your lunch your guide will give you a short walk to Maundi crater before walking down to Marangu gate.
You will walk down to Marangu gate and this walk will take you about 2 hours walking slowly as you observe for anything that you might have missed on your way up. If you are early you will also have a chance to pass by a waterfall that is inside the Kilimanjaro National Park before a walk down to Kilimanjaro National Park gate. This is a small waterfall with its water flowing from Mt. Kilimanjaro. During the dry season, this waterfall has little water but during the rainy season there is more water and it is more beautiful.
On reaching Marangu gate, you will be met with our driver who will take you back to the hotel.
Accommodation options in Moshi Kilimanjaro
Babylon Lodge; usd35 per person sharing bed and breakfast
Marangu Hotel: usd97 per person sharing half board
Moshi transfer fro/to Kilimanjaro airport: usd95 per 7-seater vehicle one way
Moshi transfer fro/to Arusha airport: usd170 per 7-seater vehicle one way