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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route - 7 days for $1,799

While keeping your sights set on the goal to Uhuru Peak—the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro—enjoy endlessly varied topographies along the way on the Marangu Route, including cactus-speckled deserts, tropical rainforests plus the magical beauty of "the saddle".

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Day 00:

Arrival and orientation.

Day 01:

Head for Arusha, Tanzania’s safari center.

Day 02:

Enjoy Kilimanjaro National Park with lots of chances to see lots of animals on the way to Marangu. Scramble to an elevation of 2,800 meters through dense rainforests. Spend the night in Mandara Hut.

Day 03:

Take a voyage through more rainforests, slowly ascending on a five- to seven-hour trek. Arrive at Horombo Hut (3,700m), from where you can gape at beautiful mountains.

Day 04:

Ascend through forests and deserts en route to the saddle (4,700m)

Day 05:

Midnight trek, arriving at Gillman’s Point (5,700m) at dawn to watch the day’s first rays of sunlight color up the rim of a volcano. Continue on to Uhuru Peak, from where much of Kenya and Tanzania can be seen. After enjoying the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, make your way down, ending the day at Horombo Hut.

Day 06:

Continue farther downhill to the park gate, where you’ll be met by representative of your hotel.

Day 07:

It’s back to Moshi and your respective host families/hostels.

Program details

The program fee for RCDP volunteers is $1,799

The program fee includes:

  • Pickup/drop-off from project site
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • English-speaking guide(s)
  • Cooks/porters
  • Full board/camping accommodations for duration of the climb
  • Camping equipment
  • Mineral water for the first day
  • Boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha.

The program fee does not include:

  • Meals and accommodations in Arusha
  • Sleeping bag
  • Climbing equipment
  • Tips for safari guide and/or camp staff
  • Other items of personal consumption such as drinks and snacks.