Take a week out of ordinary life to do something extraordinary – climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, rising 3 miles straight up out of the surrounding game-filled plains.
Uhuru peak stands at 5895m (19,340ft), and its name is the Swahili word for freedom. Made up of three extinct volcanoes, Mount Kilimanjaro encapsulates a vast range of ecosystems, so that trekkers experience everything from tropical rainforest and savanna grasslands through to alpine woodland and moorland, culminating with snow fields and the glacial region at the summit.
A challenging but doable climb, this trek is attractive because it requires no technical experience and is therefore available to anyone with a reasonable fitness level, and it’s the ideal trek for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths.
The Marangu Route
This route to ascend Kilimanjaro isgradual and steady, making it the most popular. It’s path through the beautiful rainforest section of the trek is considered the best of all the routes. This is also the only route up Mount Kilimanjaro that offers sleeping huts on the way, so it’s a good choice- particularly in the rainy season! Day 1 Moshi
Arrival into Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel
Free time to explore Moshi
Late afternoon mountain briefing
Day 2 Mandara Hut
Leave Moshi after breakfast and head to Mount Kilimanjaro
Begin our ascent, through the rainforest glades
Day 3 Horombo Hut
Trek through rainforest glades, heathland and moorland
Day 4 Kibo Hut
Trek through dwindling heathland to ’moonscape’ to saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo
Day 5 Horombo Hut
Light breakfast at midnight!
Descent to Horombo Hut
Day 6 Moshi
Trek down to Mandara Hut for lunch
Marangu Gate for Certificates
Transfer to our Moshi Hotel 6 Days - Africa - FALSE Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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