Marangu Gate (6000 ft) – Mandara Hut (9,000 ft), Hiking/Ascent time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest
Leave Moshi town at about 08:30 am and drive about 45 minutes to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paperwork at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking at about 9:30 am. Hike through the rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), talking about
3 – 4 hours. Stop halfway for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts at about 01.30 pm. After a short tour at the hut and start coming down to Marangu gate and you may reach the gate around 04:45 pm. A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania.
Return Moshi and will arrive in the late evening around 06:45 pm, overnight at Springlands Hotel.
1 PERSON – PRICE PER SINGLE CLIMBER = US$ 456
2 – 5 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON = US$ 306
6 – 10 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON = US$ 284
11 PAX AND ABOVE – PRICE PER PERSON = US$ 274
Price includes: Halfboard accommodation at 2Nights Accommodation Springlands Hotel Dinners included, Transfer to and from Moshi/Marangu Gate/Moshi, Driver, Car, Guide and porter, Park fees, Rescue fees, and Lunch box + bottle of water or bottle of Juice for your day trip trek.
Price does not include: Personal nature expenses, medication, or tipping to any Zara staffs.