6 days trekking on Marangu Route including one extra acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Accomodation in Arusha included before the climb and one overnight at Kia Lodge after the climb. Full board all days. The program can be extended with safari days and beach relaxation.
DAY 1 – Arrival Kilimanjaro
Pick up from the airport. Depending on the time of arrival you can have a relaxing afternoon/evening at Karama Lodge in Arusha. During the day you will have a walkthrough of the coming days’ program and we will also go through your equipment for the trekking. You can rent sleeping bags, mattress and walking sticks from us for 35 USD/person.
DAY 2 – Mandara Hut (2 752 m)
Early breakfast and then transport to Marangu Gate (1 860 m) where you will start the trekking. You will go through rain forest to Mandrara Hut which is the first camp at 2 752 metres, near Maundi Crater. On this route you will not sleep in tents but in huts.
DAY 3 – Horombo Hut (3 780 m)
You will go in a slow path to acclimatize to the height. It will take around six hours until you reach next hut, Horombo.
DAY 4 – Horombo Hut (3 780 m)
Extra acclimatization day with a short walk to Point Mawenzi and then back to Horombo Hut for relaxation.
DAY 5 – Kibo Hut (4 780 m)
It will take around six hours until you reach the last hut, Kibo Hut. You will rest and try to get some early sleep to prepare for the early start around midnight.
You will start to walk towards the summit, Uhuru Peak, around midnight. You will pass Gillman’s Point around sun rise and then it is only about an hour before you are standing on the top of Africa’s highest mountain. You will go back on the same route and have another overnight at Horombo Hut. You have to be prepared for a very long day, between 12 to 15 hours walk.
DAY 7 – to Kia Lodge
After breakfast you continue some few hours of relatively easy downhill walking. When you reach Marangu Gate you will get your certificates of your achievement. You will be picked up at Marangu Gate and from there get a transport to Kia Lodge which is near Kilimanjaro International Airport. Here you will find friendly service, Zanzibar style at the reception, Makonde woodcarvings in the rooms and the famous Tinga Tinga paintings in our tropical restaurant. The open bar gives you the opportunity to drink a cold Kilimanjaro Beer while looking at the Kilimanjaro. You can also choose to relax at our hilltop swimming pool with view of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Masaai plains.
DAY 8 – Flight
Transport to the airport. It is possible to combine the trek with safari and/or Zanzibar or Bagamoyo.