Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro is the awe-inspiring landmark of Tanzania but you don’t need to climb it to experience its full beauty and the captivating terrain that surrounds it. Our Sneak Peek of the Peak Hike is a Kilimanjaro day trip that gives you the opportunity to scramble up the first leg of the famed Marangu Route, through rainforest twittering with birdlife and chattering, curious blue monkeys. Watch out for a colobus or two!
Scheduled Day Trip: Mount Kilimanjaro Hike
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 6 per Group
Departure day: Every Day
Price per person: 130 USD
Single Supplement: 220 USD
Leave bustling, colorful Moshi early for the drive to Marangu Gate, the threshold of
Magnificent Kilimanjaro. It’s just an hour’s drive, but you’ll be captivated by the countryside
– Coffee and banana plantations, through picturesque Marangu village, with Kilimanjaro
Rising majestically ahead of you.
We’ll register you at the Marangu Gate (because we don’t want to lose you!) and then your
Adventure will begin. At first, the ridged trail is narrow as you wander through the rainforest.
It’s lush and misty, with the trees adorned with moss. The canopy overhead is alive with
Birdsong and strange rustlings – is that a colobus? Mongoose might scuttle ahead of you.
You’ll also meet tired hikers descending from the summit. Give them a high five for effort.
The hike to Mandara Hut is around three hours so stop to rest your legs and have a tasty
lunch at the Hut and once you’ve replenished yourself, take the short but challenging walk to
the Maundi Crater. On a clear day, the views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to
Mawenzi Peak are stunning. Don’t forget your camera! After basking in the beauty of it,
You’ll hike back down to the Marangu Gate where our vehicle will be waiting for you to drive
You tired but happy, back to Moshi. This Kilimanjaro day hike is suitable for most people,
Even if you’re a little unfit!
Our Package Includes
- Transport to/from gate
- Park fees
- Professional English speaking mountain guide
- Lunch box
- 1,5l bottle of water
- Personal items
- Gratuities / “tip” for mountain guide
- Increases in park fees where applicable
- Travel insurance
Tour Code: BET06C
Tour Duration:Day Trip
Group Size: 1 person and above
Special Category: Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike
Season: All Year Around