2 Day Mandara Hut Hike

From €690

2 Days / 1 Night: Moshi – Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut – Maundi Crater – Marangu Gate – Moshi

Let’s hike Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route for two days and reach Mandara Hut and Maundi Crater at 2760 m with it’s wonderful views of towering “Roof of Africa”.
Within this trip we will not reach the summit, so this is an ideal solution for those who dream to experience this majestic mountain without spending a week, and without pressure to go to the peak. Nevertheless, we’ll spend overnight in Mandara Hut – a first camp for the summit climbers, and we’ll walk to Maudi Crater, full of a spirit of adventure. Two days on Kilimanjaro on this wonderful Mandara Hut hike is absolutely an upscale experience.

Reach an altitude of 2760 m in two days:

Day 1: Moshi – Marangu Gate (1850 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m) – Maundi Crater (2760 m)
  • Walking distance: 7 km
  • Walking time: 4-5 hrs
  • Altitude gain: 850 m

Our driver will pick you from your hotel in Moshi (or from Kilimanjaro Airport upon prior arrangement, if you arrive early enough to start the trip today). You will be taken to Marangu Gate at an altitude 1850m, where our mountain guide will quickly deal with formalities.

Our hike begins through the dense rainforest, distinctive for this altitude. The flora of this humid Marangu rainforest features towering eucalyptus trees, giant ferns, junipers, sycamore trees, thick moss and lichens. There are a multitude of birds here. Look up into the trees, and you might see (and definitely hear) primates such as blue monkeys, colobus monkeys and olive baboons.

A side trip to Maundi Crater will give us a chance to admire the views of Northern Tanzania and Kenya, and it’s volcanic soil with almost complete absence of vegetation will remind us of the long-gone Kilimanjaro’s volcanic activity.

On average, 4 to 5 hours and 7 km of trek will bring us to Mandara Hut for hot dinner and overnight.

  • Overnight: Mandara Hut
  • Meal plan: lunch, dinner
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2700 m) – Marangu Gate (1850 m) – Moshi
  • Walking distance: 8 km
  • Walking time: 4-5 hrs
  • Descend: 850 m

After hearty breakfast this morning, enjoy some more time for adventurous walks near Mandara Hut, taking in magnificent views of Mawenzi peak and the summit of Kibo.

After hot steaming lunch and sharing Kilimanjaro stories with your experienced and friendly mountain guide at Mandara Hut, you will proceed downhill to Marangu Gate. From here, the transfer to Moshi town will be provided. In total, we will have hiked for about 8 km today.

Upon prior arrangement, our driver will happily take you to Kilimanjaro Airport for your evening flight to Zanzibar; or to Arusha, from where you can continue exploring African wonders on our far-reaching safari adventure.

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

What’s included: 

  • Return transfer from any hotel in Moshi town to Marangu Gate
  • 2-day climb with shared accommodation in the hut
  • All entrance tickets to Kilimanjaro National Park
  • All fees for overnight stay in Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Services of a professional licensed mountain guide
  • 3 hearty freshly prepared meals per day during the climb, chef’s services
  • Drinking water
  • Porter wages
  • Group first aid kit
  • Emergency assistance and evacuation if necessary
  • All government taxes and fees
  • ull-time informational support of a tour leader before and during the climb

What’s not included: 

  • Personal gear (clothing, footwear)
  • Tipping for the mountain crew (recommended amount of €60-100 for the entire climbing program)
  • Visa ($50 on arrival or online at https://visa.immigration.go.tz/, medical insurance

Please note that we can assist you with arranging these items if needed.
Tipping the mountain crew is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
Finally, obtaining a visa and medical insurance is your responsibility, but we are happy to guide you also through these processes.

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