Log In

The Active Holiday Company tours

0 reviews

T: +91 98866 81381

Log in to review
  • Summary
  • Day planner
  • Sample Lodges
  • Photos
  • More tours

The top of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is the world's highest free standing, snow-covered equatorial mountain. The Marangu route is the classic and one of the most popular routes up Kilimanjaro. Enjoy staying in mountain huts and walking through forests, alpine meadows and rocky ravines to the spectacular summit with the help of experienced guides and porters. Minimum Age : 18 years

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices and Dates: $1845 - $1890
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 7 days
Best months: Not specified
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Not specified
Activity level Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:

Day 1 
Arrive in Kilimanjaro Airport/Arusha Town - Moshi Town 
You will be picked up from Arusha Town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Moshi town, commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 2 
Moshi Town - Mandara Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 4 hrs)
After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, depart to the Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon registering with the park authorities, the climb will officially commence with a walk to the Mandara encampment. Pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. Spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750 m), an attractive collection of buildings.
Note: Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 3 
Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 6 hrs)
Today, continue your ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000 m. Enjoy the stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. Spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720 m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, characteristic of this semi-alpine zone.
Note: Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 4 
Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 7 hrs)
The trek continues past the final watering point and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as you enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000 m). Once you cross the saddle, the Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. This long walk will be taken at a slow pace. Tonight you will stay at Kibo Hut (4,703 m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut). This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of under 250 mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.

Day 5 
Kibo Hut - Horombo Hut; Trek & Hike (Approx. 8-10 hrs) 
Shortly after midnight, start the climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Since it is easier to climb the slope to Gillman's Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen, an early start for the hike improves your chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where you will spend the last night on the mountain.

Day 6 
Horombo Hut - Moshi Town; Trek & Hike 
Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to a base Hotel in Moshi Town for dinner and the night.

Day 7 
Moshi Town - Arusha, Departure 
After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha town for your final departure. You may choose to extend your trip by clubbing this trek with a safari of your choice

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania by The Active Holiday Company
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania by The Active Holiday Company

An experience that is worth waiting for this small group adventure will take youngsters right to the heart of th...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1513

per person

Get quote

If you have a week to spare and wish to experience the African wildlife, then this trip is for you. This safari ...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$3071

per person

Get quote

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$908

per person

Get quote

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1496

per person

Get quote

This safari excursion takes you to the Amboseli National Park, the fantastic game park of Manyara, the endless p...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$3421

per person

Get quote

The Umbwe route, based in the south, is a classic trek, and is by far the most difficult one offered on Kilimanj...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$2377

per person

Get quote

The Kilimanjaro climb through the Machame route is arguably the most challenging yet beautiful route option. How...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$2238

per person

Get quote

Embark on this wonderful tour of Kenya as you discover Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. The Sambu...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$2187

per person

Get quote

If you are pressed with time and wish to experience the African wildlife, then this is the trip for you. This fi...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1794

per person

Get quote

This week-long trip will take you to some spectacular game drive parks in Kenya - Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masa...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1391

per person

Get quote

This is a great trip for those who want to explore the best of Kenya in a short duration. It combines two of the...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1170

per person

Get quote

This is the ideal adventure for wildlife lovers who have no time to waste! This short Kenyan safari takes you st...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1284

per person

Get quote

The trip starts from the city of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda and passes through beautiful landscapes to r...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$2865

per person

Get quote

This trip starts from the Kibale Forest National park, known as the best Chimpanzee tracking destination in the ...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$5891

per person

Get quote