You can climb Mount Kilimanjaro in one day, did you know that? Not really all the way to the summit, just a segment of it. If you’re not sure if you’re ready for the whole Kilimanjaro experience, consider one of our shorter Kilimanjaro treks through the Marangu route. Only one or two days on the mountain will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to participate in a Kilimanjaro trekking expedition.

This experience is ideal if you’re traveling with young children who aren’t quite ready for a full hike yet, or if your vacation is cut short but you still want to enjoy yourself.

These hikes will take you to Kilimanjaro’s lower camps, where you will be immersed in an unspoiled tropical forest and surrounded by stunning scenery.

Marangu, the original Kilimanjaro trail, is home to black-and-white colobus monkeys that live in the branches of the tropical trees that grow along the trail.

You can hike up to Mandara Hut and back to the entry gate in one day. A two-day tour including an overnight stay at Mandara Hut and a climb to Horombo Hut Camp or Maundi Crater offers a more immersive experience. Overall, it’s a brief yet intriguing excursion that combines nature and local culture.

How much does a Kilimanjaro day hike cost?

Our Marangu Day-Hikes are far less expensive than our complete climbing trips, allowing you to have a taste of Kilimanjaro at a low cost. Park fees, English-speaking guides and crew, lunches and refreshments, Kilimanjaro National Park fees, group equipment, and other necessary goods are all included in the costs. The package does not include personal hiking equipment (such as clothing and a sleeping bag). You can either bring your own equipment or rent it from us on the spot.

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A day hike or a multiple-day, full trek to Kilimanjaro’s summit?

While day climbs to Marangu are a great opportunity to get a close look at the spectacular Kilimanjaro, they won’t give you the same sense of accomplishment as a full excursion to Uhuru, Africa’s highest peak (5 895 m/19,341 ft).

Only the rainforest and moorland climate zones will be explored on these day trips. Meanwhile, a full trek to the top will take you through the highland desert and arctic zones, each with its own unique ecosystems, not to mention the incredible visual bliss you will undoubtedly feel in the summit zone.

Despite the fact that Mt Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain, climbing up to Uhuru Peak requires no specific mountaineering expertise or equipment. The majority of individuals who successfully reach the summit are in the average physical condition and have no prior climbing experience. The selection of a climbing program that ensures good progressive acclimatization and maximizes your chances of success is very critical. Our experts are the only ones who can assist you with this.

Mount Kilimanjaro Packages

8 days Lemosho Route
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8 days Lemosho Route

The 8-day Lemosho route itinerary gives you an extra day advantage for acclimatization purposes on Mount Kilimanjaro. This 8-day Mount
8 days Lemosho Route
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7 days Machame Route

The Machame route which goes by the popular nickname, the "Whiskey" route, is probably the most popular route used to

7 days Lemosho Route

The shorter 7-day Lemosho route variant does not include the extra acclimatization day as the 8-day Lemosho route itinerary. The

6 days Machame Route

The 6 days Machame route does not include the extra day for acclimatization and is therefore recommended for mountain climbers

9 days Northern Circuit Route

The 9 days Northern Circuit Route is one of the easiest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a recently introduced

7 Days Rongai Route

This is a 7-day Rongai route itinerary variation with an extra day for acclimatization. Gradually sloping towards the summit, Uhuru

6 Days Rongai Route

This 6-day itinerary takes you to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Rongai Route. Tranquil Kilimanjaro offers treks up the

6 Days Umbwe Route

The 6 days Umbwe Route itinerary on Kilimanjaro is unpopular with many climbers especially first-time climbers for many reasons. First

9 Days Crater Camp via Lemosho Route

This 9-day crater camp trek combined with the 8-day Lemosho route climb is a uniques experience. Crater Camp is a

11 Days Western Breach Route

The 11 days Western Breach route itinerary is rarely or barely used at all due to the risks that come
Shira Route 7 Days

7 Days Shira Route

The 7 days Shira route package is seldom used mostly because Shira is an ancient route that does not follow