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Mandara Hut Kilimanjaro 1 Day Hike
Tanzania Short Tours

Mandara Hut Kilimanjaro 1 Day Hike

For those who don’t have the desire or the time to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, our Mandara Hut Kilimanjaro 1 Day Hike Short Tour will give you the opportunity to experience a small but spectacular piece of this awe-inspiring mountain.

We will collect you early from your hotel in Moshi or Arusha and travel straight to Marangu Gate to start your Trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.

You will follow the Marangu Route, also known as the ‘Coca Cola’ route. Starting at the Marangu Gate, 1860 m above sea level, your hike begins to ascend through dense forest along a small stream.

3 to 4 hours hiking will take you to Mandara Hut, 2700 m from the base of the mountain. From here you can enjoy a short walk to the rim of Maundi Crater (a remnant of a volcanic vent) which offers glorious views of Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks  on a clear day.

You will have time to take in this natural wonder, whilst having a picnic lunch before descending back to the Marangu Gate.

After a very full and long day enjoying our Mandara Hut Kilimanjaro 1 Day Hike we will return you to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

Kilimanjaro Bound offer a large range of day trips and short excursions suitable for any budget or time available. We are there to organise everything that you need during your African Adventure.

Whether that is Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, going on Safari, experiencing a fantastic beach holiday on the island of Zanzibar or another Tanzania Short Tour.

Whatever you choose, Kilimanjaro Bound will take great care of you whilst you enjoy the beauty of our wonderful country.

Marangu Gate (1870 m) to Mandara Hut (2700 m).

Return Distance: 15 km / 9 miles & Trekking time: 8 to 10 hours.

The Marangu Route begins at Marangu Gate (1870 meters) on the South Eastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro.

If travelling from Moshi to Marangu Gate the trip will take about 1 hour.

If travelling from Arusha the trip is about 2 hours. 

At the gate you will register with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities and witness porters assembling and weighing packs of gear that they will be carrying up the mountain.

This one day trek is a gradual hike through the Kilimanjaro Rain Forest and takes about 5 hours to complete, after taking a rest when arriving at the Madara Huts we shall trek back down the mountain to Marangu Gate. 

If you want to you can spend a night in the Mandara A-frame Huts (2700 meters) which come equipped with solar generated lighting, flush toilets and water piped in from a nearby mountain stream.

Each hut has 6-8 bunk beds. 

More about Mandara Huts On Marangu Route on Wikipedia.

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