Marangu Gate (6000 ft) – Mandara Hut (9,000 ft), Hiking/Ascent time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest
Day 1: After breakfast Leave Moshi town at 08:30 am, and drive to about 45 minutes to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paperwork at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking at about 9:30AM. Hike through rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), taking about 3 – 4 hours. Stop half way for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts at about 01:00pm. After short tour at Mandara you will have go to the Hut for evening meal and overnight.
Day 2: On the way back, on a side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania.
1 PERSON – PRICE PER SINGLE CLIMBER = US$ 716
2 – 5 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON = US$ 540
6 – 10 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON = US$ 509
11 PAX AND ABOVE – PRICE PER PERSON = US$ 397
Price includes: Halfboard accommodation at Springlands Hotel, Transfer to and from moshi/Marangu Gate/Moshi, Driver, Car, Guide and porter, Park fees, Rescue fees and Lunch and dinner + bottle of water or bottle of Juice for your day trip trek.
Price does not include: Personal nature expenses, medication or tipping to any Zara staffs.