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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

from

$3450

Days

8

Operated by OneSeed Expeditions
  • Itinerary
  • Details

Day 1

MOSHI

Arrive to 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.

Day 1
Kilimanjaro Airport
Day 1
Moshi, Tanzania

Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

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.

Day 2
Marangu Gate, Kilimanjaro Entrance
Day 2
Mossy Rain Forest

Stop for a picnic to enjoy your box lunch before continuing the ascent towards the Mandara Huts.

Day 2
Path to Mandara Huts
Day 2
Mandara Huts Entrance

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.

Day 2
Mandara Huts

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.

Day 3
Enter the Grasslands
Day 3
First View of Kibo and Kili
Day 3
So Close...Yet So Far

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.

Day 3
Horombo Hut Entrance

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.

Day 4
Horombo Huts
Day 4
Zebra Rock at Kili
Day 4
Horombo Huts - Day

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.

Day 4
Horombo Huts - Night

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.

Day 5
Alpine Desert
Day 5
More Alpine...More Desert

Eat lunch on the trail and reach Kibo Hut in the afternoon for some dinner and rest before heading out that same evening for your final ascent.

Day 5
Kibo Huts

Day 6

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.

Day 6
Sunrise Hiking
Day 6
Getting Brighter...Getting Closer
Day 6
Gilman's Point

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!

Day 6
Uhuru Peak
Day 6
The Top of Africa

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.

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.

Day 8

MOSHI

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

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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

from

$3450

Days

8

Operated by OneSeed Expeditions
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Itinerary

Day 1

Moshi

Arrive to 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.

Day 1
Kilimanjaro Airport
Day 1
Moshi, Tanzania

Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

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.

Day 2
Marangu Gate, Kilimanjaro Entrance
Day 2
Mossy Rain Forest

Stop for a picnic to enjoy your box lunch before continuing the ascent towards the Mandara Huts.

Day 2
Path to Mandara Huts
Day 2
Mandara Huts Entrance

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.

Day 2
Mandara Huts

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.

Day 3
Enter the Grasslands
Day 3
First View of Kibo and Kili
Day 3
So Close...Yet So Far

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.

Day 3
Horombo Hut Entrance

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.

Day 4
Horombo Huts
Day 4
Zebra Rock at Kili
Day 4
Horombo Huts - Day

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.

Day 4
Horombo Huts - Night

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.

Day 5
Alpine Desert
Day 5
More Alpine...More Desert

Eat lunch on the trail and reach Kibo Hut in the afternoon for some dinner and rest before heading out that same evening for your final ascent.

Day 5
Kibo Huts

Day 6

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.

Day 6
Sunrise Hiking
Day 6
Getting Brighter...Getting Closer
Day 6
Gilman's Point

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!

Day 6
Uhuru Peak
Day 6
The Top of Africa

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.

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.

Day 8

Moshi

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