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7 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Via Maragu Route

Day 1 Nairobi/Arusha 

Meet and greet, at 0715hrs pick from your Nairobi hotel. Depart for Arusha arriving in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon organizing any gear you require for the trek. Overnight at your Arusha hotel.

Day 2 Arusha/Mandara

After breakfast, drive to Moshi then on to the Marangu Park Gate, the set off point for your three hour hike to Mandara Hut in which you cover 9 km. Here, we are at 2,774m above sea level on your first overnight on Kilimanjaro.

Day 3 Mandara/Horombo

Begin your trek to Horombo hut in an average hiking time of 8 hours, lunch en route. In clear weather Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the hut, altitude 3,761m.

Day 4 Horombo/Kibo 

After breakfast, hike 13 km to Kibo hut, 4,732 m above sea level in an average hiking time of 6 hours. You will now encounter spectacular mountain vegetation like lobelia, giant cactus and groundsel.

Day 5 Kibo/Horombo via Gilman's Point and Uhuru Peak

Wake up at 2.00 a.m. for a pre-down attempt of the summit. It takes 5 hours to Gilman's Point 5,681 m above sea level. From Gilman's it takes 11/2 hours to the summit Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5,896 m above sea level. Descend to Horombo hut for overnight.

Day 6 Horombo/Arusha

After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to your Arusha hotel for overnight.

Day 7 Arusha/Nairobi

After breakfast depart for Nairobi on the morning or afternoon shuttle.