Kilimanjaro Climb | Classic Marangu Route | ™Tusker Trail 9 Day Premium Tour

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Day 1: Day 1 - Welcome to Moshi, It's time to get your bearings | 3,000-ft/914-m

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Tusker first climbed this as our first route in 1977. On Marangu we stay in shared mountain huts. Today the climb is led by our highly trained and expert mountain guides. Unlike 43 years ago, today you will enjoy fine mountain meals prepared by our chefs trained by the...
Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1 - Welcome to Moshi, It's time to get your bearings | 3,000-ft/914-m

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Tusker first climbed this as our first route in 1977. On Marangu we stay in shared mountain huts. Today the climb is led by our highly trained and expert mountain guides. Unlike 43 years ago, today you will enjoy fine mountain meals prepared by our chefs trained by the Culinary Institute of America.

Tusker is proud to proud to re-offer our original route, with all the fabulous upgrades you will find on our premium routes.

Day 1: Moshi - After arriving at Kilimanjaro airport, you transfer to our hotel in Moshi and enjoy two relaxing nights here. Moshi is a fun town, with a variety of good restaurants and quaint coffee shops. The central market is also a must-see, bustling with life and colorful local characters.

Tomorrow morning you meet with your team and your guides, who give you a detailed climb briefing and comprehensive gear check.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch: Your hungry from your effort. Our trained chefs have cuisine ready to satisfy and fuel you for the rest of your day.

• Dinner
Accommodation included: Check into our delightful family owned hotel to relax & prepare. The warm atmosphere makes you feel right at home.

Day 2: Day 2 - Moshi - Meet your guides and start orientation | 3,000-ft/914-m

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day 2: Moshi - You spend two nights in Moshi prepping and getting to know your guides. Here we give you a detailed climb orientation and gear check.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 3: Day 3 ~ Mandara Hut -- 8,875-ft/2,705-m • 4.3 miles/7 km • 4-5 hours

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We drive to Marangu park gate, then start to hike for about 4-5 hours through the lush montane forest to Mandara Hut. Look up in the trees for the black and white Colobus monkeys. Mandara consists of a group of mountain huts which you share with other climbers. Meals are prepared by our cooks and served up in a common dining area, where you meet climbers from all parts of the world sharing the excitement of your climb. The huts have running water and toilets.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 4: Day 4 ~ Horombo Hut -- 12,340-ft/3,761-m • 7.14 miles/11.5 km

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We leave the rain forest behind, entering the heath and moorland zone. You get your first view of Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks in the distance, and you see the mountainside gradually opening up. We arrive at Horombo Hut mid-afternoon, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, while our chefs have prepared dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 5: Day 5 ~ Horombo Hut -- 12,340-ft/3,761-m • 7.14 miles/11.5 km

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We spend 2 nights at Horombo to acclimatize. On our extra day we a take a short acclimatization hike, returning to Horombo for lunch and a relaxing afternoon before dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 6: Day 6 ~ Kibo Hut -- 15,446-ft/4,708-m • 7.5 miles/12 km

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
fter breakfast we continue our trek through the Alpine desert habitat. Once across the barren Kibo Saddle, between Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks, we start our climb up to Kibo Hut, on the slopes of Kibo Peak. On a clear day you'll be able to see Gilman's Point on the crater rim, a key landmark on our way to the summit. After arriving at Kibo around mid-afternoon, we relax, then have dinner and prepare for our climb to the summit around midnight.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 7: Day 7 ~ Kibo Hut-Summit-Horombo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Summit: 19,340-ft/5,895-m • 4.2 miles/6.7 km
Horombo Hut: 12,340-ft/3,761-m • 12.7 miles/20.5 km

Your guide wakes you up just before midnight with some hot tea and snacks. Then we start the uphill climb. Today's the toughest day, with the most stunning sunrise views of Mawenzi, the Kibo Saddle and the plains below. We slowly wind our way over the rocky outcrops through the scree until we reach the rim of the crater at Gillman's Point. The toughest part of the climb is over, as we only have about 2 hours to the summit - Uhuru Peak - where the view awaiting you is truly exciting. Once there, we celebrate, and head back down towards Horombo for the night.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 8: Day 8 ~ Marangu Gate-Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Gate: 6,102-ft/1,859-m • 12.3 miles/19.8 km
Moshi: 3,000-ft/914-m • 90 minute drive

After breakfast we start our hike down past Mandara Hut, then to the national park gate and to our hotel in Moshi. It's a beautiful hike as we pass through the rain forest near Mandara. The Tusker vehicles meet us at the gate and then take us back to our hotel for a well deserved shower and a final climb celebration.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs

Day 9: Day 11 ~ Wildlife Safari or Fly Home

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Depart Tanzania or continue on safari through some of the most spectacular wildlife reserves on the planet.

Tusker Trail has specialized in East Africa safaris since running its first safari there in 1983.

With our unparalleled experience in the safari world and our long list of friends and contacts in the area, it makes sense to take full advantage of this after your Kilimanjaro climb.

Thousands of climbers have embarked on one of our safaris through the spectacular parks of Tanzania after their climbs, and have returned home fulfilled and enriched by the experience.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: All Weather 4 Season Walk-in Tents, Air/Foam Mattresses created for Comfort & Restful Sleep, Bathroom tent, Comfy Chairs
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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 8x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • 8x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We have been greeting and guiding climbers in Tanzania for 43 years. When you arrive in Tanzania we take care of you from the moment you step off the plane. You will be greeted at the airport and taken to one of our delightful family owned hotels where you will stay before and after the climb. The staff are warm personable and the family atmosphere make you feel very much at home. Your in good hands every step of the way.

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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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