Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hikes

1 Day

If you are not quite sure whether you are ready for a full Kilimanjaro adventure, you might want to take one of our shorter Kilimanjaro trips via Marangu route. Only one or two days on the mountain will be enough to give you a full picture of what it takes to be part of a Kilimanjaro trekking expedition.

This adventure is perfect if you travel with children who are not ready for the full hike yet, or if your holiday is too short but you still want to enjoy the trip.

On these hikes you will reach the lower camps of Kilimanjaro, delve into pristine tropical wilderness and see breathtaking landscapes around. The trail taken by first Kilimanjaro explorers, Marangu is home to black-and-white colobuses living in the branches of tropical trees growing along the trail.

A one-day Kilimanjaro trip leads you up to Mandara Hut and back to the entry gate. A two-day option is a more immersive trip with an overnight stay at Mandara Hut, followed by a hike towards Horombo Hut Camp or Maundi Crater. Overall, it is a short, yet fascinating adventure where wildlife and local culture blend.


    On this day trip, you will hike on the Marangu Route up to Mandara Hut for lunch. This trek is NOT to the summit.

    All short treks are offered on a private basis, and you can start on any day of the year.

    The short treks are geared for people who like to hike but reaching the summit isn’t a “must do”, and allow one to experience the excitement of hiking on the highest peak on the African continent.

    All trekking inside of the Tanzania National Park require the services of a certified Kilimanjaro guide, and the Marangu route is the only route where short treks are allowed.


      Our guides will arrive at the hotel in the morning to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro National Park's eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m/6,046 f)). After the quick formality of registering the climbing permits and registering with the rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m/8,858 ft ).

      The trekking route includes a passage through the rainforest where tropical showers are highly probable, so we recommend taking raincoats.

      When you reach the camp, you will be provided with lunch-boxes.

      After lunch you can take a hike to the beautiful Maundi Crater nearby. It will take about 30 minutes, after which you will start your descent down to the exit of the park - Marangu gate. There our driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel in the town of Moshi.


      We offer the following hotel options

        • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) – USD 55 per night
        • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) – USD 70 per night
        • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) – USD 105 per night
        • Keys Hotel (Single Room) – USD 69 per night
        • Keys Hotel (Double Room) – USD 94 per night
        • Keys Hotel (Triple Room) – USD 122 per night
        • Parkview Inn (Single Room) – USD 81 per night
        • Parkview Inn (Double Room) – USD 91 per night
        • Parkview Inn (Triple Room) – USD 170 per night
        • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) – USD 140 per night
      • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) – USD 160 per night

      Please note that if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.

      If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.


      We offer the following addons to your gear

        • Private Toilet – USD 100
      • Private Tent – USD 5 per day


      We offer the following transfer options

        • Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) – USD 50 per vehicle
        • Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) – USD 50 per vehicle
        • Arusha to Moshi (one way) – USD 100 per vehicle
      • Moshi to Arusha (one way) – USD 100 per vehicle


      Private Trek

      Please find below the prices for organizing a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.

        • Solo Trekker – USD 300 per person
        • Group of 2 – USD 280 per person
        • Group of 3 – USD 250 per person
        • Group of 4 – USD 244 per person
        • Group of 5 – USD 240 per person
        • Group of 6 – USD 225 per person
        • Group of 7 – USD 225 per person
        • Group of 8 – USD 220 per person
        • Group of 9 – USD 220 per person
      • Group of 10 and above – USD 220 per person

        You can send your enquiry via the form below.

        Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hikes
        25% Off
        From $400 $300
        / Adult
        From $100 $80
        / Child

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