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Location: Boma Road, Shanty Town, Kilimanjaro Region Hotline #: +255768880992
 Day 1 –MARANGU GATE- MANDARA HUT You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, you wi
Public Phone +255768880992
Country Tanzania
State/Province Kilimanjaro Region
Distance: 5,894 Kilometers


will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you
drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain,
you will meet your team of guides and porters at the gate.Whilst in the forest
you could see bright coloured birds, colobus monkeys and other species of
monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the
skies is clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain
further down. Once registrations finished you will start ascending leave the
park buildings the walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and
thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.


second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb
through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling
alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade,
Kilimanjaro’s two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie straight
ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with
diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can
take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight
for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.


day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the
altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the
chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day
is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the
locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people
take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic
eastern summit of Kilimanjaro.The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go
till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for
Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.


scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo
,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants Massive groundsels and
lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between
five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point
then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide
tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.Here you will start
getting fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at
Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities.
Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to
leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy
to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you
don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in
order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and
then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1
night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)


This is a long and demanding day!
The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness,
zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme
cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which makes it easier to
walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named
after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where
he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three
hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater
rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point
(5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun
rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of
colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still
have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater
rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours)
retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved

stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 6 – Back to Moshi.

The pace quickens as you continue
your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through
the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back
to Moshi for a day room or overnight stay before depart for the airport or
other destinations in Tanzania.A trip to the beaches at Zanzibar is a good way
to recuperate. We can arrange many reasonably priced trips and safaris around
Moshi and the Kilimanjaro region.

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State/Province Kilimanjaro Region
Distance: 5,894 Kilometers
Address Boma Road, Shanty Town, Kilimanjaro Region
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