Marangu Gate (6000 ft) – Mandara Hut (9,000 ft), Hiking time: 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest
Day 1 : Leave Moshi town about 08:30hrs 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 09:30hrs. Hike through rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), taking about 4 hours. Overnight at Mandara Hut.
Mandara Hut (9,000 ft) – Horombo Huts (12,000 ft), Hiking time: 6 hours
Day 2: Wake to breakfast (approx. 7:30am) and pack for the next leg. Break camp at about 8:30am and hike to Horombo Huts (12,000 ft). This leg should take 5 to 6 hrs. You travel through lower heath land with small shrubs being the main vegetation. Stop half way for lunch. Views of Mawenzi are amazing. The summit of Kibo can be seen from Horombo Huts. Arrive Horombo Huts at about 3 PM. Rest, unpack and prepare for dinner. Bathrooms are available with running water
Descending from Horombo to the Marangu Gate
Day 3: Wake up as usual, pack and descend to Mandara Huts. Take lunch there and continue on to the park gate where you will be met by your transport back to Moshi. You should reach the park gate around 2 or 3 PM.
1 PERSON – PRICE PER SINGLE CLIMBER = US$ 980
2 – 5 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON = US$ 783
6 + PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON = US$ 742
11 PAX AND ABOVE – PRICE PER PERSON = US$ 592
Price includes: Halfboard accommodation at Springlands Hotel dinners are included, 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 Guide/mountain staffs and others.