Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike Overview
This one day hike to Mount Kilimanjaro leads you up to Mandara Hut and back to the entry gate. It is a good way to give you a full picture of what it takes to be part of a Kilimanjaro Hiking expedition. This adventure is perfect if you travel with children who are not ready for the full hike yet, or if your holiday is too short but you still want to enjoy the essence of what Kilimanjaro has to offer. Marangu is home to black-and-white colobus monkeys living in the branches of tropical trees growing along the trail.
Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike Itinerary
You will be picked up in the morning at your hotel in Arusha or Moshi and taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park (Marangu Gate, 1860m). The drive will take approximately 2 hours. Once the necessary gate registration is completed, your trek will begin by hiking through the dense rainforest.
Alongside impressive vegetation, you will catch a glimpse of black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and various bird species. Our knowledgeable guide will inform you about Kilimanjaro and will explain the different species of plants and animals you will see.
After a 3-4 hour hike, you will reach Mandara Hut (2700m), where you will have a well-earned rest and lunch, followed by a short hike (15 minutes walk) to the Maundi Crater, to enjoy wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania, and Kenya. Later you will return to the Marangu Gate (2-3 hours walk), where your vehicle will be waiting for your transfer back to your hotel. On the way back you can enjoy the sunset and the day‘s memories.
- Trekking tour according to the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- National park fees
- Flights (international and domestic)
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Beverages other than water (alcohol and soft drinks)
- Tips, personal expenses, travel insurance