Mount Kilimanjaro 1 Day Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro 1 Day Trip

If you’re uncertain about undertaking a full Kilimanjaro adventure, consider our shorter Kilimanjaro trips via the Marangu route. A one-day trip on the mountain provides a complete snapshot of a Kilimanjaro trekking expedition.

Experience the stunning beauty of the mountain, immerse yourself in the lush mountain forest, and witness the majestic peak’s breathtaking views.

This one-day trip takes you to Mandara Hut and back to the entry gate. It’s a short, yet captivating adventure that seamlessly blends wildlife encounters with the vibrant local culture.

Mount Kilimanjaro 1-Day Trip Itinerary
  • Distance: 16 Kilometers (10 Miles)
  • Habitat: Montane forest, heather, and moorland
  • Elevation: 1,860m/6,102ft at Marangu Gate to 2,700m/8,858ft at Mandara hut
  • Difficulty: Moderate difficulty
  • Hiking/Climbing Time: 7 – 8 hours
Trekking from Marangu Gate 1,860 meter to Mandara hut 2,700 meter and descend back.

Our guides will arrive at the hotel in the morning to meet you and hold a quick briefing, After breakfast at the hotel you will be taken to Kilimanjaro National Park’s eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m/6,046 f)).

After the quick formalities 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.

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.

The climbing price includes:
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides 
  • All Park fees & Rescue fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
The price excludes:
  • Costs of getting to Moshi
  • Accommodation and meals before and after the hike;
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the guides and the crew
  • Insurance

We offer the following hotel options.

  • Lindrin Lodge
  • Keys Hotel
  • Parkview Inn
  • Kilimanjaro Wonders

Starting price per adult*