- duration 8 days
- tour type Group Tour
- age requirement 18+ years old
- Hike up Africa’s highest peak at 5,895m
- Rise above the cloud line and enjoy stunning views
- Witness an amazing sunrise at the summit
- Discover the region’s unique flora and fauna
This 8-day hiking adventure is the easiest and shortest route to the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro summit, conquering the highest peak in Africa! Travel with experienced guides via the popular Marangu Route and sleep in mountain huts on the way to the top.
Day 1: Moshi, Tanzania (Day 1: Moshi, Tanzania)
Day 2: Moshi - Mandara Hut, Tanzania (Day 2: Moshi - Mandara Hut, Tanzania)
Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut, Tanzania (Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut, Tanzania)
Day 4: Horombo Hut, Tanzania (Day 4: Horombo Hut, Tanzania)
Day 5: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut, Tanzania (Day 5: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut, Tanzania)
Day 6: Kibo Hut - Horombo Hut, Tanzania (Day 6: Kibo Hut - Horombo Hut, Tanzania)
Day 7: Horombo Hut - Moshi, Tanzania (Day 7: Horombo Hut - Moshi, Tanzania)
Day 8: Moshi, Tanzania (Day 8: Moshi, Tanzania)
- 7N in Mixed accommodation
- 5 night camping during trek in shared huts
- 2 nights in hotel
- 7 Breakfast(s)
- 6 Lunch(es)
- 5 Dinner(s)
- Pick-up, drop-off, tour transport
- Moshi bus station pick-up/drop-off
- Roundtrip transportation to/from point of trek
- Trekking adventure
- 8 day trek to Mount Kilimanjaro
- English speaking driver/guides
- 10% discount on meals at select restaurants in Moshi
- Park fees
- Supplemental oxygen and pulse oximeter
- Katadyn-filtered water
- Airport transfers
- Other meals & drinks
- Sleeping bags (available to hire)
- Group doctor
- Toilets during trek - portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (us$150 per toilet + toilet tent)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
- Travellers insurance
- Airport departure tax
- Optional gratuities
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A deposit of 629 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 07 March 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Marangu Route) 8D/7N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Marangu Route) 8D/7N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Other Practical Information
The best time for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is January to February and September.
This is a group trip, however, we can't guarantee that there will be other travellers on the trek. Therefore, it may be a private adventure.
About The Marangu Route:
The Marangu Trek is the most popular route up Mt Kilimanjaro. Despite the human traffic, it can be fun to come together with other international like-minded travellers. This route has a well-defined path and accommodation in huts, resulting in a "climber-friendly trekking experience." The Marangu Trek is a scenic route with good views of Mt Mawenzi Volcanic Cone and excellent chances for viewing wildlife. The route offers moderate climbing from the starting point to the Kibo huts followed by a more strenuous path to reach the summit.
Physical Demand: Machame Route is physically demanding and requires people with some trekking experience as tracks are strenuous.
The below information is seen as an essential list of what you should take with you on the mountain. Certain Equipment and Clothing is available to hire at an extra cost, but other items can be extremely hard to source in Tanzania. Please also note that this list should be used to check off items that you have. We will also check over your kit in the pre-climb briefing to make sure you are ready for a climb.
Please try and keep your total weight of equipment on the mountain to around 10kg in your porter's bag (duffel/soft bag/rucksack) knowing that you will be carrying extra 5kg in your day pack/small rucksack. Please advise us if you will be bringing more.
Equipment: (All available to hire at extra cost)
Sleeping bag (3 Seasons), Large soft-sided duffel bag (70L to 90L), Small day pack (25L to 35L), Walking Poles, Head Torch, Water bottles/Camelbacks (enough to hold 3L of water), Sunglasses
Clothing: (All available to hire at extra cost*)
Windproof, waterproof mountain jacket, Long sleeved shirts, T-shirts, Thermal long sleeved top, Thick long-johns/thick tights, Warm sweaters or fleeces, Walking trousers (lightweight cargo trousers), Waterproof walking trousers, Thin outer rain jacket, Underwear (*not available for hire), Thick wool hiking socks (multiple pairs), Proper hiking boots (waterproof with good ankle support), Trainers (for wearing around the camp in the evenings), Pair of warm gloves, Balaclava, Gaiters, Sunhat (cap or wide brimmed), Warm hat.
Toiletries, Sunscreen (Minimum 30 SPF) & SPF Lip balm, Personal First Aid Kit (*Guide carries a group first aid kit), Insect Repellent, Hand Sanitizer, Wet Wipes (optional), Snacks such as protein bars (optional), Passport (A photocopy is enough), Travel Insurance (please bring a copy of your insurance certificate with the 24hr emergency contact number), Cash (just bring enough for tipping and buying souvenirs), Water Purification Tablets (*Water on the mountain is filtered using Katadyn Filters hence it is safe for drinking but purification tablets are still recommended)