“Smell the peak”


This is a fascinating excursion as it will allow you to experience the excitement of hiking on the highest peak of the famed Mt. Kilimanjaro on the African continent just in a day; nicknamed “the roof of Africa” however; you will not reach the summit.


After breakfast your certified Kilimanjaro guide will come to pick you at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park (1hour from Moshi)/Arusha (2.5hours). After arrival at Kilimanjaro National park; Marangu Gate (1879m) you will register at the park office and your guide will take you to a special demonstration area where you will get all the theoretical understanding of the mountain and all its interesting stories before you practically climb it. When this is over your hike will start polepole” means slowly –slowly passing through a montane rainforest with a lot of bird’s life, hundreds of different species of trees, blue monkeys and black and white colobus monkeys within their natural habitat. On your climb 3- 4 hours you will experience tourists going up and others coming down and you can have the opportunity to learn their experience of their climb as this is the famous route nicknamed “Cocacola route. When you reach Mandara Hut (2720m) you will have a rest for a while before having your picnic lunch. After lunch your guide will take you for a short walk approximately 20 minutes to Maundi crater and with some luck you can have a closer magnificent view of the highest peak in Africa: Uhuru peak (5895m) and the third highest peak in Africa: Mawenzi Peak (5149m). You can also see Shira plateau (3962m), a stunning view of Lake Jipe and the plains of Pare and Usambara mountains. When you are done you will descend back 2-3 hours to Marangu gate and drive back to Moshi/Arusha while enjoying thrilling sunset.

Altitude gain: 1879m to 2720m

Altitude Difference: 841m

Estimated Calories to be Burned: 1930 calories

Distance (oneway): 8 km

Hiking/Ascending Time: 3-4hours

Descending Time: 2-3 hours

Totaltime 5-7 hours of Hiking.

Habitat: MountainForest and Hearth and Moorlad

Key Items in your packing List:

  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Rain coat/jacket
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hiking boots
  • Passport
  • Walking stick
  • Paper napkins or wipes
  • Sun protection cream
  • Warm hat

NOTE: Discount applies to children:

Below 5 years 100 % discount – limited two Childs per group per trip

Above 5 years -12 years 50% discount.