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7 Days, Moshi to Moshi

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At 5,895 m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly, and with your read more...

    • Want to physically engage with your environment
    • Are looking beyond a mere vacation as you hike, bike and kayak
    • Like exploring the world's greatest vantage points
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 06 nights accommodation(Simple hotels (2 nts), mountain huts (4 nts))
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private minibus, trekking.)
  • Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route with local guides, cooks, porters.
  • All permits and fees.
  • Services of Certified mountain guide throughout the tour, local representative, cook, porters.
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 70-95 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
Day 1 Arrive Moshi
Day 2 Moshi/Mandara Huts
Day 3 Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts
Day 4 Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts
Day 5 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts
Day 6 Horombo Huts/Moshi
Day 7 Depart Moshi
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  • Sun, 17 Dec '17
  • Sat, 23 Dec '17
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  • Sun, 25 Nov '18
  • Sat, 01 Dec '18
  • Fri, 21 Dec '18
  • Thu, 27 Dec '18

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Moshi
  • Mandara
  • Horombo Huts
  • Kibo
  • DAY 1 Arrive Moshi

    Arrive at any time.
    Arrive in Moshi and head to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with the local guide to go over last minute details of the trip.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Moshi/Mandara Huts

    Hike through the forested, lower slopes to Mandara escarpment.

    Most days the hiking will begin early in the morning, with hikes of around 5 to 6 hours. The guides will set a moderate pace, so as to allow for time to acclimatize to the altitude changes. Guides will continually repeat the words, "pole pole" (po-ly, po-ly), which means "go slowly" in Swahili.

    Private Vehicle
    Moshi - Marangu Gate 45m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
    Marangu Gate - Mandara Huts 4h-5h 8km
    Walk 4 hours to the Mandara Hut (2743m, 8999 ft) after registering at the gate. The slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro are classified as rainforest zone so there will likely be rain in the afternoon while travelling under the lush canopy. Enjoy the view while hiking through the lower terrain and possibly spot some of the exotic wildlife in the area. The Mandara Hut has sleeping bunks, running water and flushable toilets. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts

    Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut.

    Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
    Mandara Huts - Horombo Huts 11km
    Continue up through the upper rainforest zone and reach the moorland zone at 3000m (9842 ft). In this zone plants grow to outrageous heights like the giant lobelia and giant groundsel that can reach up to 5m (16 ft). Enjoy the view of the semi-alpine zone's plants and ravines. Reach Horombo hut (3720m, 12205 ft) and get some rest. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts

    Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desert like alpine zone, to Kibo Hut.

    Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
    Horombo Huts 10km
    Start the slow trek through the heathland and enter the alpine desert zone. Because of the increase in altitude, hike a slow pace today to allow time to get acclimatized but pay attention to any signs of altitude sickness. The ascent to the saddle of Mt Kilimanjaro is between the peaks of Kibo and Mwenzi, get a great view of Kibo after crossing the saddle. Rest for the night at Kibo Hut (4703m, 15430 ft) and prepare for the upcoming hike to the summit. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts

    Evening hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut.

    Kibo Hut to Summit
    Wake up just after midnight to start climbing to the summit. Gillman's Point (5861m, 19229 ft) on the crater rim is easier to reach when the scree slope is frozen so the climb is best done before daylight. The view of the sunrise from the summit is also worth the early start. From Gilman's Point, continue on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

    Summit to Horombo Hut
    Uhuru - Horombo Huts 15km
    Take a quick moment to enjoy the view and celebrate a successful climb before starting the descent to Horombo Hut. Enjoy a well-deserved rest during the last night on the mountain. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Horombo Huts/Moshi

    Descend the mountain, passing through villages and plantations on the slopes en route to Moshi.

    Transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi and spend the night in deserved comfort.

    Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
    Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate 20km
    Continue the descent to the Marangu Gate, passing by the Mandara escarpment on the way. Enjoy the easier descent and hikers who successfully reached Uhuru Peak will receive a summit certificate.

    Private Vehicle
    Marangu Gate - Moshi 45m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Depart Moshi

    Depart at any time.

    Tour ends at approximately 8:00 am. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals


    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 70-95 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 12 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please be aware that this particular trip, that being the Mt. Kilimanjaro Group Trek - Marangu Route (tour code DTKM), is very popular due to the fact that it is short, the gradient is not as steep and that the accommodation consists of huts as opposed to camping, thus making it less costlier than compared to other routes. It is a quicker ascent with less opportunity & time for acclimatisation. Although the Marangu Route has a reasonably high success rate, the quick ascent can be more demanding on some, it differs from person to person. With this in mind it is suggested that you research various trips offered by G Adventures before making your decision.

  10. Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

  11. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS FLYING INTO KILIMANJARO: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Kilimanjaro does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Kilimanjaro, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane's arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Tanzania. You may find that you will be needed to start your trek and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Tanzania are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase or hire locally the needed items, and speak to your G Adventures representative to persist with your airline to retrieve your luggage. Once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you - depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement.

  12. Flying through London-Heathrow to East Africa?

  13. Please note that regardless of the rules in other centres, travellers flying from, or connecting in, London-Heathrow are currently only permitted one carry-on piece of luggage and one small personal bag (purse, laptop-size bag, briefcase) on board on flights to Nairobi. If you arrive to the security gate with 2 pieces, you will be forced to check-in one of them, which may result in complications noted above. This policy is in place as of the time of writing, though local rules and regulations may indeed change. It is thus advisable to contact your airline directly for the most up-to-date information.

  14. A limited supply of equipment is available to rent directly from your Moshi hotel, however the quality varies. Be sure to thoroughly check the quality of your rented gear and to ensure that it is in correct working order. Whenever possible you should endeavor to bring your own clothing and equipment.

  15. The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  16. For extra expenses at your hotel, cash or visa card are the only accepted form of payment. Please note however, there will be extra charges for using your credit card. As a result of this it is preferable to settle all expenses in cash.

  17. Please read the Health and Safety section below for an important message on Physical Fitness and Altitude and Acclimatization.

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