Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route - Moshi start (7 Days)

Tour Code 19KT7M. Short Safaris & Treks
7 days from
$1'135 USD
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Plus 580 USD mandatory Safari Pass
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Group Size: Minimum 2 - Single bookings on request. Age Group: 12+

Stand at the roof of Africa on this thrilling trekking adventure!

At 5895m high, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and the highest free-standing mountain in the world which one can scale without actual climbing- or technical expertise. As long as you are fit, healthy and have the drive and determination, there is a very good chance that you'll reach the top of Africa's most famous mountain.
Once on Uhuru peak, you are rewarded with unforgettable views from the Roof of Africa.

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Day 1. Moshi

Arrival day - Arrive any time this afternoon to acclimatise and relax at leisure after the journey to Africa/Moshi.

Day 2. Moshi to Mandara Hut

After Breakfast and the pre-trek briefing, we head off to the park gate which is a short 45 minute drive away. Starting on the eastern side of the mountain, we walk through forests initially, towards our first night's stop at the Mandara Huts.

Day 3. Mandara to Horombo Huts

Onwards and upwards, we are up early and trekking on through rainforests before emerging into the unique mountain heathland with giant lobelias and groundsel vegetation.

An early afternoon arrival should ensure some relaxing time before dinner.

Day 4. Horombo to Kibo Huts

Crossing the side saddle of alpine desert today we should, if its clear, be rewarded with stunning views of the peak.

We retire to bed early today to try and get as much rest as possible for tomorrow's summit attempt.

Day 5. Kibo Huts to Uhuru Peak Highlights. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Commencing our trek around 1am, we aim to reach summit shortly after sunrise. Its a hard trek up the steep scree slope, however the sense of achievement on reaching the roof of Africa is immense.

After a short while on the summit we descend back to Horombo.

Day 6. Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

With every step forward and downward, the air gets thicker and our route takes us through moorland to Mandara huts for lunch, before continuing to the park gate. Here we transfer back to our hotel for a well earned celebration

Day 7. Moshi

After a good sleep in a comfortable bed, we have one final breakfast before arrangements end.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Springlands Hotel, Moshi

Located on the southern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro near Moshi, the professionally-run Springlands Hotel is set in relaxing tropical gardens with pool and is the ideal base to start/finish mountain treks. The hotel offers regular shuttle bus services into town or you can hire a bike, and there are pleasant walks into the adjacent forest.

Rooms – single, twin, double, triple en suite rooms.

Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, TV lounge, internet, laundry, gym, sauna.

Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Springlands Hotel, Moshi

Located on the southern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro near Moshi, the professionally-run Springlands Hotel is set in relaxing tropical gardens with pool and is the ideal base to start/finish mountain treks. The hotel offers regular shuttle bus services into town or you can hire a bike, and there are pleasant walks into the adjacent forest.

Rooms – single, twin, double, triple en suite rooms.

Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, TV lounge, internet, laundry, gym, sauna.

Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

Please note that single travellers are required to pay a single supplement when booking. Please indicate this at the time of requesting this tour.

The Marangu Route
The Marangu route takes 5 days and taking a route from the south-east side of the mountain is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro’s summit. The trail approaches from the south side of Mawenzi and passes near two view points at Maundi Crater, before heading up through rain forests and moorland to heathland and moonscape at higher elevation. The final push to the top takes you to famous Gillman’s Point and onto Uhuru at 5895m
Because of its relative ease compared to other routes the Marangu Route is the most popular and has the best facilities. This is the only route with the comforts of solar-powered sleeping huts and comfortable beds at every camp. The huts are communal, with each bunk having a foam mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo huts and 120 beds at Horombo hut. Mealtimes are often shared with other groups from all over the world, providing lively and energetic mealtimes. Bathrooms and running water are available at the lower two huts and basic latrines are available at Kibo Camp.

ACCOMMODATION:
Pre and post trek – A local hotel with bar, restaurant and swimming pool, twin share rooms with en-suite facilities.
Kili trek – Multi-share mountain huts with bunk beds, mattress and pillow (4 nights)

TRANSPORT:
Mini bus, foot.

MEALS:
Meals included are – Breakfast (B) x6, Lunch (L) x5 Dinner (D) x4
On the mountain, meals are prepared by the trek cook. If you have any dietary requirements, please ensure you tell Acacia when you book.

OPERATOR:
This tour is operated by a respected local tour operator. You will benefit from their extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm as well as helping Acacia support local businesses in Africa.

TAILOR YOUR TREK:
Once you have decided which route you want to trek, you can then tailor your booking to your requirements. Our basic trek starts/finishes in Moshi, however if you feel that it is more cost effective to fly into Nairobi, in neighbouring Kenya, you can book one of the regular daily shuttles services to Moshi. If you also have time, we recommend that you select the extra acclimatisation day to increase your chances to reaching the summit. This must be selected at the time of booking and cannot be added whilst on the mountain. Once completed the trek you have the option to head on safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater or take a short domestic flight (not included) to beautiful Zanzibar for a 4 day Island break.

Meals
6 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 Dinners

Accommodation
Local hotel with en suite rooms (2 nights), multi-share mountain huts (4 nights)

Includes.
All tour highlights
National Park fees
Hut Fees
Rescue fees
Accommodation as indicated
Meals as indicated
Services of mountain guide(s), driver and porters
Excludes.
Flights
Visas
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Sleeping bag
Water on the first day of the trek
Additional supplements
Items of a personal nature
Tips
Single Supplements apply - please contact Acacia for rates
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Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

580 USD or * (If prepaid)

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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