Kilimanjaro Marangu

with OneSeed Expeditions in Moshi, Tanzania, United Republic of
Summit the tallest peak in Africa via the Marangu route for stunning views that make you feel on top of the world. -- 15% Discount: use promo code KMG2019
  • 1 to 10 People
  • 8 Days
$3,450.00 Per Person
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
• Experience the vibrant Tanzanian culture and wildlife in and around Moshi town
• Trek through forests, grasslands, alpine desert, and up to Uhuru Peak at dawn
• Summit the highest peak in Africa (19,341 ft)!

GROUP DEPARTURES
Join as a solo traveler or with friends to experience these amazing destinations with fellow travelers from all over. We guarantee all group departure dates even if only one person is signed up. We recommend asking how many people are currently in your group before booking.

MINIMUM AGE
16 years old for group departures. If you have children under 16 years old, please inquire about a private trip departure.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Single supplements are required for solo travelers.

DAY 1:
MOSHI
Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport where our team will be awaiting your arrival. Drive 1 hour to the town of Moshi to check into our partner lodge to catch up on jet lag. Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

Peak Altitude: 2,800 ft (853 m)

Inclusions: Welcome dinner (two meal options + other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation; accommodations
DAY 2:
MOSHI TO MANDARA HUT
The adventure begins! Drive 1 hour to the Marangu Gate to get your trekking permits for Kilimanjaro National Park. Depart with only a daypack and begin your ascent through the mossy rain forest. Stop for a picnic to enjoy your box lunch before continuing the ascent. Spend the first night on the trail at Mandara Hut, a solar generated, A-frame hut. Enjoy a delicious dinner before getting some well-deserved rest.

Total Hiking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) / 5 hours of trekking

Peak Altitude: 8,907 ft (2715 m)

Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services
DAY 3:
MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT
Transition from the rain forest into the grasslands and catch your first glimpses of the Kibo Crater. Trek past the unique plant life that can live for 100 years and reach up to 16 feet tall. Pass an ancient burial ground and learn about local Chagga culture. Retire to Horombo Hut for the evening after a warm meal and great sunset views.

Total Hiking: approximately 7.2 miles (11.6 km) / 6-8 hours of trekking

Peak Altitude: 12,155 ft (3705 m)

Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services
DAY 4:
HOROMBO HUT
Spend a day at Horombo Hut to acclimate to the altitude. Take a short hike to Zebra Rock, a geologic phenomenon located near the hut. Don't forget to look up at the star-covered sky with a clear view of the Milky Way. With almost no light pollution and it's proximity to the equator, the Kilimanjaro area is an astronomer's paradise.

Total Hiking: approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) / 2-3 hours trekking

Peak Altitude: 13,123 ft (4000 m)

Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services
DAY 5:
HOROMBO HUT TO KIBO HUT
The hike continues through another microclimate - the alpine desert. This moon-like landscape gives you great views of the summit as you near 15,000 feet of elevation. Eat lunch on the trail and reach Kibo Hut in the afternoon for some dinner and rest before heading out that same evening for your final ascent.

Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.6 km) / 6 hours trekking

Peak Altitude: 15,518 ft (4730 m)

Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services
DAY 6:
KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK TO HOROMBO HUT
Prepare for a spectacular (and long) day! Rise just before midnight to begin the long ascent to the summit where steep switchbacks lead you to the top. Be prepared for a very cold summit with plenty of layers and enough battery to snap that summit shot. Reach Gilman's Point (18,652 ft) at sunrise and take in the golden light before making the final push to Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro's summit at 19,341 ft! From the summit, head back the way you came and return to Kibo Hut for a quick snack before continuing down to Horombo Hut for the night.

Total Hiking: approximately 12.7 miles (20.4 km) / 13-16 hours trekking

Peak Altitude: 19,341 ft (5895 m)

Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services
DAY 7:
HOROMBO HUT TO MOSHI
In the morning, soak in one last view from Horombo Hut and enjoy songs with the staff members of your group. Now is a good time to tip the porters, cooks, and guides. Continue your descent past Mandara Hut and continue all the way back to the park gates. Return to Moshi for a hot shower and a celebration dinner with your team.

Total Hiking: approximately 12.2 miles (20 km) / 6 hours trekking

Peak Altitude: 12,155 ft (3705 m)

Inclusions: all meals + coffee, tea, water; national park fees; accommodations, porter services
DAY 8:
MOSHI
Enjoy one last Tanzania coffee and say goodbye to Moshi town. OneSeed will provide airport transportation for all international departures.

Peak Altitude: 2,800 ft (853 m)

Inclusions: breakfast; airport transfer
What's Included

• Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
• Hut accommodations on trail
• 3 nights accommodation in Moshi
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
• Trekking permits and entry fees
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Guide & porter services
• All ground transportation to/from the trail
• Airport transport on Day 1 and Day 8

What's Not Included

• Personal items
• Trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
• International airfare and meals during travel
• Snacks during trek
• Beverages outside of designated meals

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