Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Marangu Route
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Marangu Route
2 nights Moshi - 4 nights on the Mountain
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Marangu Route
Overview
One of the greatest outdoor experiences that you can embark on, is climbing the highest walk able mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro, this magnificent ice capped Mountain sits 5,896 meters above sea level.
Our tour package uses the Marangu Route, one of the most favourite routes to reach the Peak. Marangu Route is perfect for people who are not that experienced Trekkers, is a moderate trek but is still both challenging and rewarding. Your travel with your guide, porters and cook through the trek and meals are prepared at each hut by your climb staff.
Each shared hut accommodates up to twelve climbers and provides basic dormitory style shelter.
What's included
Kenya Safari Flights
Kenya Safari Flights  Flights

Flights

  • International airfare we offer departures from most major cities in the USA and Canada.
Kenya Safari Meals
Kenya Safari Meals  Meals

Meals

  • Seven breakfasts
  • Four Lunches
  • Four Dinners
Kenya Safari Accommodations
Kenya Safari Accommodations  Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Two nights of accommodation at Springlands Hotel, Moshi Tanzania.
  • One night accommodation Mandara Hut Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • Two nights of accommodation at Horombo Hut Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • One night accommodation Kibo Hut Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Kenya Safari Services & Fees
Kenya Safari Services & Fees  Services & Fees

Services & Fees

  • Meet/Greet/Assistance services.
  • Mountain Guide.
  • Mountain Porters.
  • All Park fees, Hut Fees and rescue fees.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Transfers Hotel to Park Gates.
  • All taxes.

Not included:

  • Tanzania Tourist Visa to be obtained online prior to departure at: www.immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/.
  • Please note fees/regulations are subject to change without notice.
  • Driver, Guide, Mountain Guide and Porter gratuities.
  • Climbing gear - if required can be hired locally.
  • Drinks.
  • Customary tips to dining rooms and hotel staff.
  • Suitcases are unsuitable for road safaris, passengers should bring only soft sided bags, not exceeding 15 kg.
  • Airline Advance Seat Selection Fees.
  • Airline Checked Baggage Fees.

Itinerary

Upon arrival, you will need to present a valid Canadian or American passport and a yellow fever vaccination certificate. You also need to show your Tourist Visa. Tourist Visa to be obtained online prior to departure at: www.immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/.
After clearing immigration formalities, meet our representative and transfer you to Springlands Hotel located in the Town of Moshi close to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Evening briefing and equipment check.
Overnight in Moshi Springlands Hotel.
Kenya Accommodations
Springlands Hotel
Kenya Meals
Breakfast
As you make your way to the Park Gate drive through coffee and banana plantations in the small Village of Marangu, once you reach the gate (1,830m) the Guide will assist you with all the entrance formalities.
Continue your hike through the rainforest till you reach the clearing at Mandara Huts (2,700m). A collection of frame wooden mountain Huts, most huts sleep eight people, sixty is the maximum capacity in all Huts. The toilets are behind the main cabin. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views there is a chance to see monkeys and rich birdlife, there is also a visit the Volcanic remains of Maundi Crater.
Kenya Accommodations
Mandara Mountain Huts
Kenya Meals
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
You continue your trek through forest and grassy moorland, if the weather is clear you get good views of Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks.
Reach the Huts complex of Horombo similar to the Mandara Huts but with larger capacity of hundred and twenty people. Horombo is a great spot for spectacular sunsets and sunrises.
Kenya Accommodations
Horombo Huts
Kenya Meals
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today you ascend towards the area known as the "Sadle" a vast place that looks like a lunar desert located between Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. You see the terrain changing and find yourself climbing a slope full of lose stones feeling a sense of high altitude wilderness. By early afternoon arrive at Kibo Hut, situated in the lower part of the crater wall at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kibo Hut can accommodate up to sixty people, the dormitory rooms are off the main corridor and have bunk beds.
Rest of the day is recommended to take plenty of rest, since you will continue your climb past midnight.
Kenya Accommodations
Kibo Hut
Kenya Meals
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Start by 01:00 am, the climb is on a slow pace thru volcanic scree for about six hours, arriving at Gillman's Point by sunrise just on time to enjoy the breathtaking views, by reaching here you would get an official certificate even if you were not to continue. After some rest and if you are feeling strong you can continue along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, trek for approximately three hours passing the spectacular glaciers seen all through the summit area. Once you reach, enjoy your accomplishment, take your picture by the famous signpost and be amazed by the views of the horizon.
Start your descend to Horombo Huts where you will overnight.
Kenya Accommodations
Horombo Huts
Kenya Meals
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Continue your descent, this trek is pleasant and you can go more at leisure while enjoying the contrast of the summit against the greenness and lushness of the forest.
Walk to Mandara and then continue to the park gates.
Once you sign out at the gate, our representatives will transfer you to the Springlands Hotel.
Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Moshi.
Kenya Accommodations
Springlands Hotel
Kenya Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
Our representatives will assist you with airport transfer and other arrangements for your return.

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Reviews

Overall it was a trip that we will never forget!

We had an amazing time! Arriving to Nairobi, we were welcomed at the airport and taken to our hotel. The hotel was very nice and modern. The next morning we drove to Amboseli. Our driver was very friendly and knowledgeable when it came to animals. We enjoyed the drives a lot.

- Rocio

We were able to see the big 5, and 16 lions close by!

We had a good time. Our drivers Hasan in Tanzania and Jacob in Kenya were nice and helpful. All the accommodations and transport were good. Food was good in all the places. There was delay in the flight from Chicago, hence they gave us seat in United and flew directly to Paris.

- Maddur

The lodges, food, people and guides were exceptional!

The trip was amazing! The lodges, food, people and guides were exceptional. No bad experiences at all, except I checked my luggage on the trip back from Zanzibar-Nairobi-Paris-Montreal and it got lost, but even that has not upset me, I enjoyed Africa so much!

- Joyce
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