Kilimanjaro day hike Marangu route

Mount Kilimanjaro day hike Marangu route

Day 1 Marangu Gate (1980 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m)

At around 7.00 am you will leave with packed Lunch from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate which is almost 50 km. After arrival you will finish all your registration formalities, and make the final reparations for your Hike from the Gate. You ascend a cleared ridge trail to Mandara Hut passing through rain forest where you can see velvet monkeys, birds like the Turraco, trees like Macaranga Kilimandscharica, flowers like yellow impatiens kilimajari, violet impatiens pseudoviola and the sweet-scented white Begonia meyeri-johannis. Lunch will be taken at Mandara Hut. AfterLunch you you can explore the surrounding area for a while and enjoy the unique nature on Kilimanjaro. Then you will start to go down the gate, here we will check out and drive back to Moshi town.

Packing list.

  • Sunhat, Sun cream and rain coat (Unpredictable weather in some areas).
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Camera (Telephoto lens recommended) with charger as it possible to charge in the jeeps.
  • Walking sticks
  • First aid kit like bandage and other medicine like pain killer.
  • Sun glasses
  • Small Day Park and Big beg.

What is included in the trip:

  • Private Transport to the gates and back
  • Lunch, water
  • Entry fees
  • Walking sticks

What is not included?

– Personal spending money

– tips

Recommended is 15$ a person.


Number of people Price per person per day
1 200$
2 140$
3 130$
4 120$
6 and more 110$

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